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By Bob Moos
Southwest public affairs officer for CMS 

You're getting a new Medicare card


Your new Medicare card is coming soon.

From now until April 2019, Medicare is mailing new cards to the more than 60 million Americans with Medicare. The 713,000 Oklahomans with Medicare will begin receiving their cards this week.

The new cards will no longer have your Social Security number on them. Instead, they’ll have a new Medicare number that’s unique to you and will be used for only your Medicare coverage.

Don’t worry. Your Medicare benefits will remain exactly the same. Nothing about your health care coverage will change.

A recent federal law requires the removal of Social Secu...

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