Yesterday I received a new Medicare card.
It replaces one that had my Social Security number with a letter added on .
Identity theft hit my brain in the late 1990’s.
Sometime about 2010, someone actually used my Social Security number to file an income tax return.
That resulted in about a 6-7 month delay in getting our refund.
Now each year the IRS sends a special identity number to use when filing.
So, almost twenty years after the problem of identity theft arose, the Federal government decides to stop exposing Medicare recipients to the danger having one’s Social Scurrility card in one’s possession.