Trying to understand Medicare

Opinion section
Valley News - Opinion
On the three consecutive days before Thanksgiving, I received calls each day from telephone scammers claiming to be senior benefits representatives. A couple of them knew my name, and if they obtained data on me, they should have had my age and known I wasn’t old enough for Medicare. The United States government considers a senior citizen to be 65 or over. The Professional Golfers Association considers a senior to be 50 or older. If whatever government agency is in charge of Medicare has one-stroke penalties instead of fines for violations, I’ll apply for Medicare. I respect immigrants and tourists trying to learn the English language but not telemarketers who use callers I can’t understand. I may mock a New York or Boston accent (and they will likely make fun of my Southern Ca
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