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Health Insurance and Medicare

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Overview

As a health plan enrollee you have rights and responsibilities. Learn to maximize benefits, successfully navigate Medicare and Medicare prescription plans, file appeals, and more. Learn more in the subsequent web pages to understand your health insurance options so you can overcome common obstacles to getting and keeping health coverage.

It's important to know you may face a penalty if you do not have health insurance. The New Requirement to Have Health Insurance or Face a Penalty(.pdf) chart by the Kaiser Family Foundation describes exactly who and who does not have to have health insurance or pay a penalty.

Additional resources

Health Insurance: What Everyone Needs to Know- webinar/telelearning recording

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Publication

Health Policy Fact Sheet #2

Financial Burdens For People with MS, their Families, and Society: This 6-page document contains a survey of research findings regarding the financial impact of MS and shares the following implications and recommendations.

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