The Take the Pain Out of Medicare

Hot to Get the Most From Your Benefits

Medicare is the key to healthcare for Americans who are 65 and older. But this complex federal program can be challenging—and overwhelming—to understand. Here is complete guide to navigating the health care system.

This book offers a clear, step-by-step guide for families who need to know how to research, apply for and use their Medicare benefits. From Original Medicare to Medigap coverage, as well as Medicare resources and scams, we provide readers the information they need to navigate the Medicare system confidently. Plus, a bonus section on the ins and outs of Social Security, as well as how the two programs work together.

Michaela Cavallaro has spent her career figuring out how things work, then sharing what she's learned. Over the last 20 years, she's untangled the deregulation of the electric grid, explained the interconnection of artificial intelligence and the stock market, demystified chip cards, and learned more than any one person should know about the U.S. retirement system. Michaela lives in Maine with her teenage daughter and two small dogs, all of whom remain utterly inscrutable.