Resources for support and information about Medicare.
Center for Medicare Advocacy
The Center for Medicare Advocacy provides practical and educational information for Medicare patients, including advocacy issues, legal assistance, coverage appeals, and policy news.
The government’s official site for people with Medicare provides extensive information about the program, including coverage for prescription drugs, long-term care, and preventive services. A downloadable version of “Medicare & You 2009” is available as well as a separate site for caregivers, which offers information on Medicare basics, billing, finding support, stories from caregivers, and more.
Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center provides information to help enrollees navigate Medicare Part D and understand their benefits. Patients can get additional assistance through the “Medicare Interactive” and “Medicare Answers” sections as well as an informative newsletter with Medicare updates.
My Medicare Matters
202-479-1200 (NCOA main number)
My Medicare Matters, sponsored by the National Council on Aging and the Access to Benefits Coalition, offers information about choosing (or switching) Medicare plans, drugs covered, plan exceptions, and extensive information on assistance with drug costs.