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Medicare information on benefits, programs, changes, and pending legislation affecting Medicare. Medicaid is a state administered health insurance program and each state sets its own guidelines.
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How to Choose a Medicare Part D Prescription Plan
Each year you should review your Medicare and Medicare Part D plan options. You are allowed to make changes during open enrollment.

What Is Medicare?
Many arthritis patients who are disabled or retired have Medicare as their primary health insurance. Learn about the different parts of coverage.

Medicare Doughnut Hole - What Is It?
The Medicare Part D doughnut hole is a gap in coverage when people must pay more for their medications.

Medicare 2006: Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage / Drug Card
Starting January 1, 2006 Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage will be in effect. Private companies will offer Medicare prescription drug cards.

What You Should Know About Medicare Part D
What factors should Medicare beneficiaries consider in their Part D decision-making process.

Understanding The Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
The addition of a voluntary prescription drug plan to Medicare was the main feature of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003. If you are eligible for Medicare, you are eligible for Part D which helps pay for prescription drugs

Medicare Changes 2006
Information about the changes you will see in 2006.

Medicare Part D Basics
Because Part D plans have a great deal of flexibility in choosing which specific drugs will be covered in their plans, it is especially important to check before you sign up, and make sure that any plan you are interested in covers the medications you take.

How To Avoid Medicare Scams
Medicare officials are warning Medicare recipients about scams to defraud people with phony claims about the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

How To Find A Medicare Doctor
Search for approved Medicare doctors by area, specialty, or by name.

Understanding The Medicare Modernization Act
How will the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act affect beneficiaries?

Medicare Rights Center
Your guide through the Medicare maze.

Medicaid Program - General Information
Medicaid is health insurance that helps those who can't afford medical care pay for some or all of their medical bills. Medicaid is a state administered program and each state sets its own guidelines regarding eligibility and services, from CMS.

State Insurance Departments (SIDS)
Contact information for State Insurance Departments to help with Medicare questions.

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