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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 Oregon Medicare help and information resources.
 
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Medicare brochure or publication:
Medicare Part D Enrollment: How to Pick the Best Plan

source:State of Oregon: DHS Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) Project (Oregon Department of Human Services )

file size: 4 pg.   languages: English

"Before beginning enrollment you will need some different tools to help you..."
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Medicare brochure or publication:
Medicare Prescription Drug Checklist for Oregon’s Long-term Care Facilities

source:Oregon Health Care Association

file size: 2 pg.   languages: English

Checklist of steps recommended for Long term Care facilities in Oregon for implementing Medicare Modernization Act
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Medicare brochure or publication:
February 2007 Approved Medigap (Medicare Supplement) Plans

source:Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner

file size: 6 pg.   languages: English

Checklist of steps recommended for Long term Care facilities in Oregon for implementing Medicare Modernization Act
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Medicare brochure or publication:
How to Enroll in Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)

source: State of Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program
file size: 1 pg.   languages: English
"Medicare beneficiaries may enroll in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) on the Internet at www.medicare.gov. Or, call 1-800-Medicare. Here is what you need to know before you enroll in a drug plan..."
 
more from State of Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program:

Medicare brochure or publication:
Oregon Guide to Medigap, Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plans
132 pages; languages: English
"This book is laid out in the following format:  Introduction  Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, explanations  Enrollment Period reference charts  Medicare Advantage (Part C), premiums and plan information  Medigap, premiums and plan information  Stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans (Part D), premiums and plan information..."

Medicare Web Page:
Medicare Information
languages: English
"Medicare Eligibility; Medicare Part D Medicare; Prescription Drug Coverage; Part A Hospital Insurance; Part B; Medicare Supplements (Medigap); Medicare Supplemental Insurance; Enrollment For People With Medicare By Reason Of Disability; Free Information Or Referral To A Trained Local SHIBA Volunteer; Prescription Drug Information... "

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Medicare Web Page:
Reducing Your Prescription Drug Costs
source:OregonRx
languages: English
"...Tools to help reduce cost... Read the latest research about drug effectiveness...."

 
more from OregonRx:

Medicare Web Page:
Understanding Your Prescription
languages: English
"10 Questions to Ask About a New Prescription..."

Medicare brochure or publication:
Prescription Drug Guide
2 pages; languages: English
"Your Guide to Evaluating Prescription Drug Costs and Effectiveness..."

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Medicare brochure or publication:
Oregon 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...."

 
more from AARP:

Medicare Web Page:
Writing the Prescription for a Healthy Oregon Oregon Prescription Drug Program Now Open to Any Oregonian Without Rx Coverage
languages: English
"hanks to the overwhelming passage of Measure 44—co-sponsored by AARP Oregon and Sen. Bill Morrisette—on November's election ballot, Oregon is now able to tackle the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs and bring more affordable, accessible medications to Oregonians across the state..."

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Medicare Web Page:
Oregon: 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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Medicare Web Page:
The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D)

source:Medicare Rights Center
languages: English  
from the web page:...(Part D) covers most outpatient prescription drugs (the kind you get at the pharmacy or through mail-order). Unlike Medicare health benefits, though, Part D is only offered through private plans..."
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Medicaid brochure or publication:
A Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Oregon

source:healthinsuranceinfo.net
file size: 43pg.   languages: English
from GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE. As a resident of Oregon, 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 Oregon.
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Medicare brochure or publication:
State Pharmacy Listing - Aetna Medicare RxSM Plans - Oregon / Washington 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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