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RxIdaho
languages: English
"Find a Free or Discounted Drug Program..."
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Medicare Web Page:
Area Agencies on Aging Meet Local Needs

source: Idaho Commission on Aging
languages: English
"Idaho’s senior programs are administered through a network of Area Agencies on Aging, known as AAAs, within six Planning and Services Areas...."
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Medicare Web Page:
Medicaid VS Medicare. What’s the Difference?

source:2-1-1 Idaho CareLine (Idaho Department of Health & Wellfare)
languages: English
"While Medicaid and Medicare sound similar, they are in fact very different programs. One of the biggest differences is Medicaid is a state governed program and Medicare is a federal governed program. Here are some other differences:"

 
more from 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine (Idaho Department of Health & Wellfare):
Medicare brochure or publication:
The Medicare Drug Benefit: What You Need to Know
pages: 2; languages: English
"What is the Medicare prescription drug benefit?"

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Medicare Web Page:
Medicare Savings Programs

source:Idaho Department of Insurance
languages: English
from the web page:"...The State of Idaho has programs that may help you. Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Coverage can pay for: Medicare premiums (Part A Hospital Insurance and Part B Medical Insurance); Medicare co-insurance; and Medicare deductibles... "

 
more from Idaho Department of Insurance:
Medicare Web Page:
Medigap (Medicare Supplement Insurance) Policies
languages: English
from the web page:The Original Medicare Plan pays for many health care services and supplies, but there are many costs it does not cover. To help cover extra health care costs, you might want to buy a Medigap policy.

Medicare Web Page:
Services for People on Medicare (Senior Health Insurance Benefit Advisors Program - SHIBA)
languages: English
topics include these more: "What is SHIBA? Find a Coordinator in Your AreaMedicare at a Glance - SHIBA Volunteer Information - Medicare Updates - Your Cost Sharing in the Original Medicare Plan - Your 2007 Monthly Premiums for Medicare - Assistance with Medicare Claims and Discrepancies"

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Medicare brochure or publication:
Idaho Medicare Drug Plan Ratings

source:AARP
file size:5 pg.  languages: English
"...This AARP rating tool contains information about “stand-alone” Medicare plans in your state that cover only prescription drugs...."
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Medicare Web Page:
Idaho: Medicare Hospital Payments

source:Kaiser Family Foundation / statehealthfacts.org
languages: English
Range of Medicare Payments (Low-25th Percentile/High-75th Percentile) for Top Five Elective Inpatient Hospital Procedures, FY2005
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Medicaid brochure or publication:
Your Medicare Rights and Protections

source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
44pp   languages: English
Fairly detailed explanations and descriptions about your Medicare rights and protections.
Medicaid brochure or publication:
A Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Idaho

source:healthinsuranceinfo.net
file size: 40pg.   languages: English
from GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE. As a resident of Idaho, you have rights under federal and state law that will protect you when you seek to buy, keep, or switch your health insurance, even if you have a serious health condition. This guide describes your protections as a resident of Idaho.
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Medicare brochure or publication:
State Pharmacy Listing - Aetna Medicare RxSM Plans - Idaho / Utah State

Aetna Medicare
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Medicaid brochure or publication:
Your Medicare Rights and Protections

source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
44pp   languages: English
Fairly detailed explanations and descriptions about your Medicare rights and protections.
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Medicare brochure or publication:
Lanscape: 2007 Idaho Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans

source:CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
file size:3 pg.   languages: English  date:2007
Idaho 2007 Medicare Part D Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans. Data as of September 12, 2006. Includes all contracts/plans regardless of 2007 approval status. Employer sponsored plans (800 series) are excluded."


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