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
A6
B12
CNone
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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
AYes
BNo
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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
ANo
BYes, but only to the closest hospital
CYes, and to the hospital of your choosing
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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
A80 percent
B20 percent
C0 percent
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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
AThe full cost minus a $50 dental deductible
BNothing
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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
AEvery year
BEvery three years
CNever
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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
AReducing your monthly premiums by 10 percent after one tobacco-free year
BPaying for a smoking cessation program
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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
AYes, up to 50 percent of the annual cost
BNo, not at all
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Question 9 of 10

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

AYes
BNo
COnly if you are 70 or over
AYes
BNo
COnly if you are 70 or over
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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
AMedicare
BYour ex-employer’s plan
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