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Questions and Answers on Medicare and Health Reform

In the fact sheet “Questions and Answers on Medicare and Health Reform,” find out answers to common questions about Medicare and health reform, including:

  •  I worked hard my whole life and I’m just getting by now. Why should I pay more for my Medicare to cover the uninsured?
  •  Is there anything good for Medicare in this law? What’s in it for me?
  • Ten years to close the doughnut hole? I don’t think I’ll still be around. I need help now.
  • Will I still be able to see my doctor? She said there was a Medicare pay cut coming.
  • How does all this get paid for? I’m worried about putting a burden on my grandkids.
  • It all sounds a little too perfect. Is there anything you don’t like about health reform?

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