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05/10/2012 05:18 pm ET

A Benefits Statement You Can Read

Belle Likover, a 92-year-old seniors advocate in Shaker Heights, Ohio, led the Ohio Department of Aging’s advisory council last year, and she is not easily deterred by government mumbo jumbo. Still, she struggled to understand the summary of payments she recently received from Medicare after a five-day hospital stay.

“I don’t understand these codes,” she said. “There are five different doctors listed, and I have no idea who some of them are.”

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