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AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors<
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By LAURAN NEERGAARD<
AP Medical Writer<
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft.
No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new number to identify them.
"Criminals are increasingly targeting people ...