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PH patientsMedicare Basics

Medicare is a federal program - administered through The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - that provides health insurance coverage to eligible elderly and disabled individuals no matter what their income is. Learn more

Enrolling in Medicare

Enrolling in Medicare or changing Medicare plans is different for everybody. Some people will be automatically enrolled; others will have to enroll themselves during certain enrollment periods. Learn more

Find a (Part D) Plan that Works for You

When enrolling in Medicare, you will want to make sure that you find a package that meets your medical and financial needs. Whether it’s a Part D prescription plan or a Medigap supplemental plan you will want to do your research beforehand. Learn more

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HELPFUL MEDICARE RESOURCES is the official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare.

Medicare & You 2015 is the official Medicare handbook.

Social Security Administration houses the Medicare application and can help you through the application process.

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs are state programs that offer one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.

Medicare Rights Center works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.

Caring Voice Coalition has programs to help patients with insurance reimbursement, financial assistance, patient support services, public advocacy and some legal assistance.


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