By Bob Moos
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 

Everyone with Medicare has rights and protections


August 3, 2017

Remember how you learned back in your high school civics class that you have certain rights as an American? As we all know, those individual rights make up the first 10 amendments to our Constitution. But now that you’re older, you may not realize you also have certain rights as a Medicare beneficiary.

Let’s go through the most important ones so that you can protect yourself, if need be. As someone with Medicare, you have the right to:

• Be treated with dignity and respect at all times. That should be so obvious that it doesn’t bear repeating. Even in the most stressful situations,...

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