Sep 12, 2005
I receive Medicare-Medi-Cal (California). I have heard and now received notice that my drugs wil be paid for by Medicare. That I will be assigned or will have to select a HMO. I would like to keep my current Drs. who are familiar with my history and therapies. How do I get direction toward which HMO to choose.
| Response from Ms. Franzoi
Medicare through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be coming out with information on what is available in specific areas. Medicare Part D will be effective January 1, 2006. You can get more information from the website which is www.medicare.gov or by calling 1.800.633.4227. Since you currently have Medi-Cal, you might be eligible for financial assistance in paying for the prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D.
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