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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

    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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  • Biling Issues for Consumers with both Medicare and Medical Assistance

    A guide to health care billing issues for Dual Eligible Consumers (eligible for both Medical Assistance and Medicare) from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Community HealthChoices

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services about Community HealthChoices, a program that will coordinate your health care coverage to improve the quality of your health care experience with a goal of increasing opportunities for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with physical disabilities to remain in their homes. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Community HealthChoices Toolkit

    Community HealthChoices (CHC) is a new waiver program for individuals over 21 years old with a disability who previously received services through the Independence, CommCare, or Aging Waivers. This toolkit was developed by the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Health Law Project to provide information on CHC. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Community HealthChoices (Video)

    This video from the Pennsylvania department of Human Services explains the new Community HealthChoices program. Community HealthChoices will coordinate your health care coverage to improve the quality of your health care experience — serving more people in communities rather than in facilities, giving them the opportunity to work, spend more time with their families, and experience an overall better quality of life. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Dual Eligibility in Pennsylvania: What Happens When I Am Newly Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid?

    This manual from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project is for advocates and consumers who have Medicare and are also eligible for or enrolled in a Medicaid program. Medicaid in Pennsylvania is called "Medical Assistance" or "MA." Persons with Medicare and Medicaid are frequently referred to a "dual eligibles" due to their being simultaneously eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. (PDF) Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • How Your Medical Assistance Coverage Will Change When You Get Medicare

    Explanation of what happens to your Medical Assistance when you qualify for Medicare from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • 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 Part D - A Guide For Advocates and Providers Who Work With Older Adults in Pennsylvania

    Comprehensive manual written by M. Francesca Chervenak, Esq. and Erin E. Guay, MA of the Pennsylvania Health Law Project on Medicare Part D, the Medicare Prescription Drug Program that offers Medicare consumers prescription drug insurance through private insurance companies. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Medicare Part D Extra Help

    Information from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project on the The Medicare Part D Extra Help Program (also called the Low-Income Subsidy or “LIS” ) that helps Medicare consumers dramatically lower their prescription drug costs and can help individuals save thousands of dollars per year. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project