Your Guide to Parkinson's Resources

Paying for Senior Care

736 Cole Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
641-715-3900 Ext. 606151#
http://www.payingforseniorcare.com

Offers individuals and families information about the types of care available and paying for that care.  Provides helpful tools and creative ideas for people who need help now or are planning for the future.   

Listed in: Options for the Uninsured, Budgeting & Planning, For Family & Friends, and Estate & Special Needs Planning
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The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) covers a broad range of health benefits, and won’t charge you a higher premium just because of your medical condition.  Visit the website to find out if you are eligible, how to apply, and the cost and benefits of PCIP.

Listed in: Options for the Uninsured
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USA.gov

USA.gov, Office of Citizen Services 1275 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20417
800-333-4636
http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Health.shtml

Find an A-Z list of health topics and resources on insurance, prescription drugs, nutrition, caregiving, and more on this government Web site.

Listed in: Physicians & Clinics, Other Healthcare Providers, Prescriptions, Supplements, COBRA, Options for the Uninsured, and For Family & Friends
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Medicare Rights Center

520 Eighth Avenue North Wing, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
1-800-333-4114
http://www.medicarerights.org/

The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.

Listed in: Options for the Uninsured
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The AAA Prescription Savings Card is a discount card available to AAA members offering an average of 24% off of the pharmacy's regular retail price for prescriptions. This program is ideal for those don't have prescription coverage, or if some of your medications are not covered by your insurance plan. The website allows you to search for participating pharmacies in your area and calculate the estimated cost of your prescriptions. They also offer the option of having your medications delivered through the mail.The AAA Prescription Savings Card is a discount card available to AAA members offering an average of 24% off of the pharmacy's regular retail price for prescriptions. This card is ideal for those don't have prescription coverage or if your current insurance doesn't cover the cost of some of your medications.  Their website includes a list of participating pharmacies, a price estimator, and information on the option of having your medications delivered through the mail.

All AAA members and members of their household receive this savings card free as part of their AAA membership. If you are not a current AAA member, memberships are available in three different options based your needs and your budget.

Listed in: Prescriptions and Options for the Uninsured
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Partnership for Prescription Assistance is a non-profit organization that can assist those who are uninsured or lacking adequate prescription coverage get access to prescription assistance programs.  Most prescription programs offer medications free or at reduced cost to the patient.  There is no charge to use this service. 


Listed in: Prescriptions and Options for the Uninsured
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This is the official Web site for the Social Security Administration and it contains a wealth of information about Social Security Disability Insurance including eligibility, disability application guidelines, denial and the reapplication process. The site provides answers to frequently asked questions about the SSDI application process in general as well as addressing Medicare and Medicaid eligibility. Disabled people can also access a listing of Vocational Rehabilitation agencies that provide career retraining which may facilitate a return to work.
Listed in: Options for the Uninsured, Job Transitions, and Disability
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This Web site offers a listing of states that offer a high-risk insurance pool as well as contact information. Individuals should contact the plan in their state for eligibility information and to learn about the application process.
Listed in: Options for the Uninsured
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Administration for Children and Families

370 L'Enfant Promenade S.W.
Washington, DC 20447
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency providing funding to state and local organizations to help families with children. Visit this Web site for assistance paying utility bills, finding links for rental assistance programs, and obtaining information on Medicaid.
Listed in: Options for the Uninsured, Rent/Mortgage, and Utilities
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This organization provides free information, advice, and advocacy services to patients with chronic illness. Topics include getting assistance to pay for prescriptions and advice on how obtain health insurance if you are uninsured or underinsured.
Listed in: Options for the Uninsured
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