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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 Missouri Medicare help and information resources.
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Medicare brochure or publication:
Missouri 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...."
more from AARP:
Medicare Web Page:
Missouri: Medicare Rx Fact Sheet
languages: English
"...Medicare's new prescription drug insurance - called Medicare Part D-began January 1, 2006. To get this insurance, most people will have to sign up for one of the Part D Plans Medicare has approved. And the new Part D offers "Extra Help" to people with limited incomes. Medicare's Extra Help can reduce what you have to pay for prescriptions..."

Medicare Web Page:
Missouri Rx Plan (MoRx)

source: Missouri Department of Social Services
languages: English
"MoRx is Missouri's new State Pharmacy Assistance Program replacing the Missouri Senior Rx Program...."
more from Missouri Department of Social Services :
Medicare Web Page:
MoRx Price Compare
languages: English
"MoRx Price Compare lists prescription medication prices for the most commonly used prescription drugs in Missouri based on the usual and customary price reported by local pharmacies..."

Medicare Web Page:
Benefits of MoRx
languages: English
"MoRx pays for 50% of members' out of pocket costs remaining after their Medicare Prescription Drug Plan pays..."

Medicare brochure or publication:
Medicare Supplement Insurance Show-Me Senior Shopping List

source:Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration
file 18 pg.   languages: English
"In 2003, almost 290,000 Missourians bought private Medicare supplement insurance, also known as Medigap plans, to fill these uninsured areas. More than a decade ago, Congress acted to simplify the rules for Medigap plans and allow easy cost comparisons, but eligible Missourians still have many choices to evaluate in selecting which of the 12 standard plans meets their needs. This booklet provides information on benefits and pricing to help Missourians make the best possible Medigap selection. Your booklet has been personalized with special inserts on premium cost information that cover your age group..."

more from Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration:
Medicare Web Page:
languages: English
CLAIM=Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri. "CLAIM Program volunteers provide, free of charge, a variety of information regarding health insurance, including: ..."

Medicare Web Page:
CLAIM - Free Missouri State Health Insurance Program

source:Primaris - Healthcare Business Solutions
languages: English
CLAIM is the Missouri state health insurance assistance program that meets the needs of Missouri's Medicare population...
more from Primaris - Healthcare Business Solutions:
Medicare Web Page:
About Medicare
languages: English
"Medicare is offering new preventive benefits for consumers..."

Medicare Web Page:
Missouri: Medicare Hospital Payments

source:Kaiser Family Foundation /
languages: English
Range of Medicare Payments (Low-25th Percentile/High-75th Percentile) for Top Five Elective Inpatient Hospital Procedures, FY2005
Medicare Web Page:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Region 7 - Kansas City

source:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
languages: English
"The Kansas City Regional Office (Region 7) should be your initial point of contact on any Medicare, Medicaid, or State Child Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) issue in the following states: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska."

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 Missouri 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
Missouri 2007 Medicare Part D Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans. Data as of September 12, 2006. 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: Missouri Medicare Advantage, Cost Plans, and Demonstrations

file size:36 pg.   languages: English
"Missouri 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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