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Answers and information about Medicare, prescription drug coverage and health insurance involves searching through hundreds of pages at government and private websites. To help seniors and caregivers get started in their search, our editors have compiled this digest of Iowa Medicare help and information resources.
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Medicare brochure or publication:
“Medicare Part D — What the Experts and Others Are Saying”

source: U.S. Senate - The Committee on Finance
languages: English
Floor Statement of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, of Iowa
Medicare Web Page:
(Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder

source:Medicare: The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
languages: English
Find and compare plans for all states, including Iowa Medicare Prescription Drug plans
web page:
Medicare: Part A & B

source: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
languages: English
"Medicare is divided into two parts: Part A pays benefits for hospital and skilled nursing home care and Part B helps pay for doctor bills and outpatient services..."
Medicare brochure or publication:
A Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Iowa
file size: 41pg.   languages: English
from GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE. As a resident of Iowa, 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 Iowa.
Medicare brochure or publication:
2006 - Iowa’s Guide to Medicare Supplement Insurance

source:SHIIP - Senior Health Insurance Information Program - State of Iowa Insurance Division
file size: 25pg.   languages: English
"...Medicare pays most of the health care costs for those eligible, but significant gaps can leave large bills to pay. The Medicare Benefit Chart on the next page shows Medicare's benefits and the amounts for which you are responsible...."
more from SHIIP - Senior Health Insurance Information Program - State of Iowa Insurance Division:
Medicare brochure or publication:
Iowa Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide 2 0 0 7
24 pages; languages: English
The 2007 Iowa Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide is provided by SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program... SHIIP does not sell insurance or promote specific insurance companies or agents.

Medicare Web Page:
10 Things You Need to Know about Your Medicare and Health Insurance Statements
languages: English

Medicare brochure or publication:
Iowa Medicare Drug Plan Ratings

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...."
Medicare Web Page:
Enhanced Tools Available to Help People with Medicare During 2006 Open Enrollment Period

source: The University of Iowa Center on Aging
languages: English
"Starting on January 1, 2006, Medicare began offering prescription drug coverage. In Iowa, people with Medicare selected from more than fifteen Medicare-approved drug plans sponsored by various private insurers wiith premiums ranging from $1.87 to $99.90 per month..."
web page:
Don't Wait Until the Last Minute To Change Medicare Drug Plans

source:Iowa Department of Elder Affairs
languages: English
"Medicare offers one time a year when you can change prescription drug plans or enroll in a plan if you missed earlier deadlines..."
more from Iowa Department of Elder Affairs:
Medicare Web Page:
languages: English
A Legal Information and Resource Guide Produced by the Young Lawyers Division of The Iowa State Bar Association
web page:
Survey Indicates that Iowa's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization is Helping Improve Care

source:Iowa Foundation for Medical Care
languages: English
"More than 95 percent of participants in a recent survey of Iowa health care organizations and agencies say that the state's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care, helps Iowa health care professionals provide better care...."
brochure or publication:
Should I Enroll in the New Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit? A Guide for Iowa Medicare Beneficiaries and Caregivers

source:Center on Aging, University of Iowa
file size:4 pg.   languages: English  
our comments: Overview: Important advice about "How Can I Help My Loved One Decide to Enroll in the New Medicare Plans"
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.
Medicare brochure or publication:
Lanscape: 2007 Iowa 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
Iowa 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."

Medicare brochure or publication:
Landscape: Iowa Medicare Advantage, Cost Plans, and Demonstrations

file size:61 pg.   languages: English
"Iowa 2007 Medicare Advantage, Cost, and Demonstration Plans. Data as of September 29, 2006. Includes all contracts/plans regardless of 2007 approval status. PACE, Special Needs Plans, and Employer sponsored plans (800 series) are excluded."

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