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Published by Dave Skotarczyk [Dave Skotarczyk] on 2005/9/6 (1781 reads)
MEDICARE PART “D” Rx COVERAGE

GENERAL INFORMATION:

1. Starts January 1, 2006
2. Open to everyone on Medicare
3. Is NOT mandatory
4. Was intended to save you Rx drug costs [if it doesn’t - don’t sign up]
5. Each person has to make their own choices

ENROLLMENT
6. Enrollment: Nov 15, 2005 and May 15, 2005
7. You will have at least 2 drug plans to chose from in your area
8. The premium goes up for every month you do not join [after May 15, 2006]
9. If you ever lose your coverage you can sign up later without the higher premium
10 State of health/income/cost of drugs does not matter*

PLAN DETAILS
11. Average premium $37/month
12. You must pay the first $250 each year
13. Medicare then pays 75% of the costs up to $2,250/year
14. You will pay all costs between $2,250 and $5,100/year
15. Medicare then pays 95% over $5,100 until end of same year

[Actual plans and amounts may vary from area to area/plan to plan]

EXTRA HELP IS AVAILABLE IF*:
16. If your incomes is below $14,355/single or $19,245/couple AND your assets are under $11,500/single or $23,000/couple
17. You should get a letter from the Government if you qualify

MEDICAID or STATE PHARMACY RECIPIENTS: Have other plan details

CALL 1-800-MEDICARE or www.medicare.gov on the web
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Tale of Two Countries Video

Canadian members of CWA talk about their country's health care system and how it compares with the costly system in the United States in a video that the Canadian Media Guild produced for last year's CWA convention in Toronto.

In the video and in other interviews, Canadians indicate they don't understand why Americans cling to a staggeringly expensive system that leaves so many people without health care.

For more information, and to find out how you can make a difference, visit www.healthcarevoices.org/canada. The Health Care Voices website features hundreds of stories, ideas and concerns of CWA members and their families as part of the union's fight for health care reform in the United States.
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