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A consumer's directory to Medicare help, resources, and information from government, education, and other non-commercial web links, brochures, and publications.

topics in this section: How Medicare works, eligibility and enrollment; Part A and Part B; Glossary; Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Supplement Programs; Medicare Advantage Plans, Coverage Gap, or "Doughnut Hole"; Medicare Medical Savings Accounts; Ombudsman; Medicare Fraud; Medicare and Mental Health; Medicare and Cancer; Medicare for People with Diabetes or Renal Disease; Contacting Medicare; Medicare Nursing Homes; Medicare News


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Our Medicare pages by topic

What You Need To Know: Medicare Basic Information:
How Medicare works, eligibility and enrollment Basic information about how Medicare works and who is eligible for it.
What Medicare Covers - Part A (hospitalization) and Part B (doctors fees) Web pages and other resources about Part A and Part B
Glossary Dictionaries and glossary resources to Medicare terms you should be familiar with
 
Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Supplement Programs:
What Are They: Part D, Medigap Plans, Advantage and Medicare Supplement? Help with explaining the definition and coverage basics of these Medicare programs
Prescription Drug Plans, Part D Coverage A wide range of topics, all related to the Medicare Prescription Drug program
Advantage Plans (Insurance) A supplement to the basic prescription programs, these plans cover several aspects of health care coverage in one policy
The Coverage Gap, or "Doughnut Hole" When your coverage benefits stop -temporarily. A Medicare loophole that's complicated and no fun to consider.
 
Comparing Plans and Coverage Multiple resources that provide information and tools to compare the Medicare Plans: Prescription, Health care, and Basic
 
Medicare Insurance Companies and Medicare HMO's Links to the major companies and Health Maintenance Organizations that offer Medicare coverage
 
Medicare Medical Savings Accounts What are they, and how do they work? What are your benefits and disadvantages?
 
State Programs
State-by-State Medicare Info Directories Always check these directories for your state. Many states have supplemental programs and other assistance for Medicare - age citizens.
 
State Prescription Drug Assistance Programs Many states sponsor special programs to help you with the cost of prescription drugs.
 
State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) Listings for each state and territory
When You Need Extra Help
Ombudsman & Complaint Issues How to make a complaint when something goes wrong.
Help Paying For Medicare There is financial help for qualified persons.
Medicare Fraud Protect against fraud, abuse, and identity theft
 
Programs for Special Needs
Long Term Care / Nursing Homes / Home Health Care Seniors in nursing homes and Medicare, coverage for home health care, long term care
Medicare and Mental Health Using Medicare Part A and Part B for mental health benefits
Cancer Screening, Drugs, & Treatment Medicare covers the costs of certain screening tests for breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer.
AIDS/HIV
Medicare for People with Diabetes or Renal Disease
 
Screening, supplies and other aid for diabetes patients; helps in paying for kidney dialysis and kidney transplants.
Other Subjects
US Government Medicare Websites Where to find the large -and sometimes confusing- official Medicare websites.
Contacting Medicare Special Information phone numbers, web addresses, mailing addresses
News, Columns & Blogs Medicare changes and reform

 

State Medicare Help & Publications

State-by-state help to information about Medicare, Medicare health plans, contact information and publications, as well as information about Medicare Prescription Drug Insurance and Plans in each state
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 

US Government Medicare Websites and Web Pages

 

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