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  • PA Health Law Project Toll-Free Helpline - Call: 1-800-274-3258

    The PA Health Law Project provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services. For assistance, call the PHLP Helpline at 1-800-274-3258 or 1-866-236-6310 TTY or e-mail the PHLP at staff@phlp.org. Information from the PHLP is also available online at www.phlp.org. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • PA Health Insurance Eligibility QuickScreen - PA Health Law Project

    This is a screening tool that the PA Health Law Project has designed, based upon the State's eligibility rules, to help you to figure out if you may be eligible for free or low-cost health care coverage. It is not an official determination of eligibility nor an application for coverage. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • An Overview of Medicare

    This fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation provides a basic overview of the Medicare program, including how it is financed, who is eligible and what benefits are covered under the program. In addition, it describes supplemental health insurance, benefits provided by the new drug law and data on Medicare expenditures and financing. Content Detail

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    Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Medicare

    Booklet from the Social Security Administration providing basic information and overview of the Medicare program. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Medicare

    Basic information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on the Medicare program and how to get help in Philadelphia. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Medicare Part A: What You Need to Know

    Over 65 and don't have Medicare Part A? You may be able to get help to get it! This guide provides the information you need. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • What's Medicare?

    Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities. This provides more information about what coverage is available through Medicare. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Choosing a Medicare Managed Care Plan - A Guide for Medicare Beneficiaries

    Report listing Medicare Managed Care Plans in Pennsylvania by region, giving comparisons on monthly premiums and co-payments, how well each plan does on several quality measurements, descriptions of the benefits they offer, and the results of patient satisfaction surveys. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council
  • Medicare Eligibility & Premium Calculator

    Use this calculator from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to get an estimate of when you’re eligible for Medicare and your premium amount. This calculator provides information for many but not all situations. If your situation isn’t in this calculator, contact Social Security to see if you’re eligible to enroll. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medicare - Preventive & Screening Services

    Information about preventive services that may be covered by Medicare. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • The PACE and PACENET Prescription Drug Programs Explained

    Information from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project on PACE and PACENET prescription drug plan, as well as PACE plus Medicare, as it is applied to assist eligible seniors who need help paying for prescription drugs. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • An Overview of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit

    This fact sheet provides an overview of the Medicare Part D program, plan availability, enrollment, and spending and financing, based on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), CBO, and other sources. Content Detail

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    Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Choosing a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

    Information from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project to consider when selecting your Medicare prescription drug plan. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Medicare Drug Plan Finder

    The Medicare Drug Plan Finder from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can help you find and compare Medicare prescription drug plans in your area. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medicare.gov: Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)

    Information on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit from Medicare.gov. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services