Marie Phinney

Marie Phinney, 79, lives in Malden but grew up in the West End not too far from downtown. Growing up, she says the Statehouse was her playground! She remembers playing with her toys in the Statehouse Hall of Flags until an officer told her it was time to go home. She raised a family of 6 children and worked with disabled children in the public schools for nearly 30 years. Despite her hard work, retirement has not been easy. Marie performs an incredible juggling act to pay the bills every month. Marie’s monthly income is $1,714.50 a month. She then must pay $440.55 for Medicare premiums and another $50 for prescriptions. That comes out to over 25% of her income on healthcare costs. Medicare Savings Programs could save Marie nearly $400 per month!