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Medicare brochure or publication:
Medicare Part D Fact Sheet: Prescription Drug Plans in Oregon and Washington

source:Oregon Primary Care Association
file size: 2 pg.   languages: English  date:August, 2005

Information about the kinds of coverage offered by the approximately 21 organizations that will market stand-alone prescription drug plans throughout Oregon and Washington in 2006.
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Medicare brochure or publication:7 Steps to understanding Medicare’s new prescription drug program January 2006 (Washington)

source:State of Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner
file size: 32 pg.   languages: English  date:August, 2005
from the document: "This workbook is designed to help you make a timely and informed decision about Medicare’s new prescription drug program..."

 
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Medicare Web Page:

SHIBA HelpLine - Medicare - SHIBA HelpLine — Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors
languages: English
"The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) HelpLine is a special service of the Insurance Commissioner's Office that provides free health-insurance education, assistance, and advocacy for all Washington residents..."

Medicare brochure or publication:
Medicare Prescription Drug Program (Part D) Rules about joining, switching, or leaving plans
file size: 2 pg.   languages: English  date:August, 2005
from the document: "You may use a Part D enrollment period to join, switch, or leave a Part D plan. To switch plans, you only have to join a new plan. Your old plan will automatically end..."

Medicare brochure or publication:
February 2007 Approved Medigap (Medicare Supplement) Plans - Washington
file size: 6 pg.   languages: English 

Medicare brochure or publication:
Your Medicare Choices
file size: 27 pg.   languages: English  date:August, 2005
from the document: "This publication will help you understand Medicare programs and your options for supplementing Medicare benefits. Choices may vary and can be complex..."
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Medicare Web Page:
Medicare Plans

source:Regence BlueShield
file size:6 pg.   languages: English  date:October 2005
Coverage information for MedAdvantage™ Plan, Part D Prescription Drug Coverage, and Traditional Medicare Supplement plans
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Medicare Web Page:
PAYING FOR THE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY YOU NEED

source:University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies
languages: English  
"A Consumer Guide to Funding Sources in Washington State"
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Medicare brochure or publication:
Washington 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:
Washington: 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 Washington State

source:healthinsuranceinfo.net
file size: 48pg.   languages: English
from GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE. As a resident of Washington State, 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 Washington State.
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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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Medicare brochure or publication:
Lanscape: 2007 Washington State 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
Washington State 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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