Once you hit 65, there’s a line of thinking that goes like this: Medicare is there to protect your health, and your wallet.
That’s mostly true. But about 10 percent of Medicare beneficiaries in New Hampshire – about 26,000 people – are susceptible to hospital charges that would be illegal on the private insurance market.
And most of those people are probably unaware if and when they pay those charges.
Richard Greene is one of those people. It all started with a pain in his shoulder.