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Congresswoman Clarke Announces the Start of Medicare Enrollment

Brooklyn, N.Y. – CongresswomanYvette D. Clarke announced the start of Medicare Open Enrollment today. Until December 7, 2014, anyone eligible for Medicare will have the opportunity to enroll for 2015. Medicare premiums will remain about the same as last year, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

“I encourage people who are eligible for Medicare to contact the agency to learn about the choices available, many of which continue to remain affordable,” said Congresswoman Clarke. “When I worked with my colleagues in Congress and President Obama on the Affordable Care Act, we promised American families that we would protect Medicare, today and in the future.  We remain committed to that promise.”

To enroll, contact 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) at any time.  Medicare beneficiaries, family members, or caregivers could also apply online at or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213.

U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.