Nursing Care of the Older Adult Healthcare System Issues for the Elderly Medicare Decisions For this project you are going to pretend that you are about to turn “of age” to receive Medicare benefits. It is time for you to make your Medicare health insurance decisions. Directions •Go to the Medicare Homepage: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). (n.d.). The official US government site for Medicare. Retrieved from http://www.medicare.gov/default.aspx •You will write a paper on your Medicare decision making experience. •You will need to read about the different plan options: A, B, C, and D. •Because the rates and availability of the different plans differ by state, you will need to provide your zip code to see what plans are available to you. •Give a summary of each of the Medicare plan options (A, B, C, D) and how they differ. Medicare Decisions (p 2) Consider Consider On which Medicare plan did you decide? Be specific. Give the rationale to defend which Medicare option you chose. What about Part D… what decision did you make about that? Reflection In the second part of this paper, you will reflect on the ease of making these decisions. What parts of this assignment were easy to complete? What were the most difficult parts of the assignment? Think about the 65+ year olds who are making these decisions every day. What are the most important learning lessons to take from this assignment? How can you use this information? Assignment Requirements The finished Assignment should be a minimum of 5 pages in length, excluding the title page and references. The viewpoint and purpose of this assignment should be clearly established and sustained. Before you finalize your work, you should: •be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above) •consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Home) to make sure you have included everything necessary; •utilize spell check and grammar check to minimize errors; and •access information regarding APA citation information, such as the KU Writing Center.