For millions of Americans, 65 is a very special birthday.

Although the retirement age is gradually increasing –– and people retiring today are not eligible for full Social Security benefits until 66 –– 65 is still the age at which every American can enroll in Medicare.

While Medicare provides far more generous coverage at a much lower cost than commercial health plans, it does not always prevent its beneficiaries from experiencing serious financial problems due to medical bills.

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