Best bet

Medicare.gov 
Everything you need to know to manage your Medicare benefits, including information on prescription drug options, comparing hospitals, comparing nursing homes, comparing health plans, and learning more about eligibility and coverage

Laws

42 USC §§ 1395 et seq. Federal Medicare law

MGL c.176K Medicare supplement insurance plans

Web sources

Medicare rights center
Includes "Medicare Interactive," a source for information on any topic related to medicare. Search, research, or ask a question.

Prescription drug plans in your state, Medicare.gov
After you answer basic questions, like your zip code, lists plans available in Massachusetts with premiums, contact information, and links to providers

Resources on the Medicare prescription drug benefit, Kaiser Family Foundation
Includes "key Foundation resources and data on the Medicare drug benefit"

Social Security: Medicare benefits, Social Security Administration.
Learn how to apply for Medicare only online, if you don't want to start receiving Social Security yet.

Social Security, Medicare and government pensions: get the most out of your retirement and medical benefits, Nolo, 2019.
"This book is intended to help you get all the benefits to which you are entitled: Social Security (both retirement and disability based), Supplemental Security Income, veterans benefits, and civil service benefits." Requires free library card for access.

Print sources

Contact

Phone

Within Massachusetts only

Within Massachusetts only

Online

Reference librarians online Chat with a law librarian 
Reference librarians via email masslawlib@gmail.com

Address

Administrative office (no law library at this location)
2 Center Plaza
9th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Last updated: September 19, 2019
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