The new Medicare Drug Plan goes into affect today, November 15th in the U.S. If you are eligible for Medicare, you will need to choose a plan by January 1, 2006. Because there are many plans to choose from, it can be confusing finding the right plan for you. Here is a link to the Medicare website. If you find a good link about choosing a plan, please post it below.
Go to the main website for Medicare beneficiaries - http://www.medicare.gov/
On this page, you will find several links to help you find a prescription drug plan.
I have been researching this for months. The best source I have found is
They will take your personal information and, based on that information, will email you with more information including their recommendation for the plan that will best suit your needs. Many low income people automatically qualify for extra help, and they can help with their choices. There just is not very much specific information to help those people choose a plan. They also give plans available in your state, as they vary from state to state.
Also if you want to talk to a real person for more information, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). When the answering machine asks a question, reply by pushing the 0perator button. After a few times of this, you will be connected with a real person who can answer a lot of your questions.
Harlean from Arkansas
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