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Will Medicare Pay for That?

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Question 1 of 10

Your lower back goes out of whack, and your doctor says acupuncture might provide some pain relief. How many visits will Medicare pay for?

  • A6
  • B12
  • CNone

Question 2 of 10

You stumble and sprain your ankle crossing a cobblestone street in Europe. Will Medicare pay your emergency room bill?

  • AYes
  • BNo

Question 3 of 10

You think you may be experiencing heart attack symptoms and figure you’d better get to a hospital. Will Medicare pay for an ambulance?

  • ANo
  • BYes, but only to the closest hospital
  • CYes, and to the hospital of your choosing

Question 4 of 10

Your spouse suggests you need a hearing aid. (You think he or she mumbles a lot, but that’s not an argument we’re going to settle here.) How much of the bill will Medicare cover?

  • A80 percent
  • B20 percent
  • C0 percent

Question 5 of 10

Oh-oh, now you’ve broken a tooth. How much will Medicare pay to fix it?

  • AThe full cost minus a $50 dental deductible
  • BNothing

Question 6 of 10

It’s been awhile since you’ve had a routine eye exam. How often will Medicare treat you to one?

  • AEvery year
  • BEvery three years
  • CNever

Question 7 of 10

If you’re a smoker, Medicare will help you kick the habit by:

  • AReducing your monthly premiums by 10 percent after one tobacco-free year
  • BPaying for a smoking cessation program

Question 8 of 10

You (or an older relative) are starting to have trouble with daily activities, such as bathing and getting dressed. You wonder if moving into a nursing home might make sense. Will Medicare help pay for it?

  • AYes, up to 50 percent of the annual cost
  • BNo, not at all

Question 9 of 10

Flu season has arrived. Will Medicare pay for your annual shot?

  • AYes
  • BNo
  • COnly if you are 70 or over

Question 10 of 10

You have both Medicare and retiree health coverage from a former employer. Which one should you send your bills to first?

  • AMedicare
  • BYour ex-employer’s plan