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Changing Medicare

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Changing Medicare

Changing Medicare

Changing Medicare

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December is the last chance for Medicare's 39 million members to decide how they want to receive their health care for 2002. Unless Congress acts in the coming days, Medicare beneficiaries will be able to change their health plans only once until 2003. But advocates for seniors say this sweeping new "lock-in" could catch millions by surprise.

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