DUBLIN -- A free public workshop on making use of the Medicare health insurance program will be held from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Thursday at the Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza.

Staffers from the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program will discuss Medicare eligibility rules, costs, benefits and recent changes, and alternatives for supplemental coverage.

Medicare provides federally sponsored health insurance for people 65 or older, and for younger people with disabilities.

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