ICYMI: Critical Decisions Await Patient, Family Members When Medicare Deadline Looms

In case yesterday's federal holiday kept you away from your daily installment of KHN original news, Kaiser Health News staff writer Sarah Varney, working in collaboration with NPR, offered this report: "When a spouse or parent signs up for Medicare, it is often perplexing – and unnerving – for the rest of the family who may have grown used to cushy employer-sponsored coverage. For example, young adults up to age 26, who were covered under their parent's insurance, are no longer covered when their parent moves to Medicare" (Varney, 10/8). Read the story.

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