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Medicare Enrollment

How to enroll in Medicare:
Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213
AFTER you’ve read all of this web page.

— Say “Medicare” when you are asked for the purpose of your call.

— Hours. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST Mon. thru Fri. (as of mid-2012)

If you want to also go on-line go to the Medicare web page at Social Security:

In order to call Medicare directly and get help from that organization you will need to have already enrolled in Medicare. The phone number is 1-800-633-4227, where you will be asked to enter your Medicare number from your Medicare card, and the website is

If you want to also go on-line go to the Medicare web page at Social Security:

— As noted above, read ALL of this web page ... to the bottom!


Know what Medicare covers and does not cover, such as seen in a comparison between Medicare and Medicare for All.

Medicare was partly privatized in 2003, which might force you to buy some private health insurance.

Improved Medicare for All will be much better as seen in the comparison.

Notes: This web page is for Medicare,
            not Medicaid. See “Additional Information”, below.

If your state has a federally-supported program called SHINE, take advantage of whatever counseling they can provide you about Medicare. There is at least one state, Massachusetts, which has some excellent SHINE counselors that are very helpful.


Age 65 and Older

If you are age 65 and older and want to sign up for Medicare, then call the above Social Security 800 number to speak with a Social Security representative.

You are required to call the above phone number during their hours of operation in order to start Medicare benefits.

You will need to provide the following information:
— your social security number
— your date of birth
— the state in which you were born
— your last name
— your mother’s maiden name (last name)

Special Note: In case any changes were recently made to the above requirements, you may want to call the above 800 number as your first step and ask what the enrollment requirements are.

Under Age 65

Some people qualify for Medicare coverage before age 65 if they are disabled or they have End-Stage Renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant.)
Go to There are links to information provided at the top of the home page, but there is also a standard set of links at the bottom of most or all web pages at that website.

Additional Information

Medicare is applicable for persons 65 and older plus some specific exceptions. Medicaid is a different program, run separately within each state. Medicaid applies to individuals and families with low incomes. However, not everyone who has a low income is covered by Medicaid.

To learn more about Medicaid:
See: Medicaid Program - General Info at the Center for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS)
You will very likely also need to do an internet search (such as via for Medicaid and the name of your state.
    Examples: Medicaid Massachusetts
       or:       Medicaid “New Hampshire”
               entered at


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