Kiplinger’s just published an excellent article “FAQs about Medicare” by Kimberly Langford. It is mandatory reading for persons approaching age 65 as well as a great refresher for those already on Medicare. Check out: http://www.kiplinger.com/article/insurance/T027-C000-S002-faqs-about-medicare.html
For a much more detailed explanation of the complexities of Medicare I highly recommend the book Medicare Demystified: A physician helps you save time, money, and frustration by Ronald Kahan, MD.
Source: Financial Planning for Women