Guidance through the health coverage maze

Before stumbling upon the free Medicare workshop last week, Toni Mastronarde spent three years feeling ashamed and beaten down because she couldn’t figure out her Medicare coverage and didn’t have enough money from Social Security to pay for medications and basic needs like food and heat. She carried so much stress in her muscles, her neck could hardly turn. The 69-year-old diabetic said she had mostly gone without insulin for months, canceled appointments with specialists and only eaten beans and split pea soup – never fresh fruits or vegetables. Her apartment is always cold because she fears the cost of heat. Read more

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