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Senator Young, District 18 — Press Release


October 7, 2013

CONTACT: Rachel Perrin Rogers, 850.487.5018

U.S. Congressman Bilirakis & Florida Senator Simpson Present Forum on Medicaid & Medicare

Tallahassee, Fla. —

Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Senator Wilton Simpson invite their constituents to attend an informational forum on Medicaid and Medicare. The forum will be held on Wednesday, October 16, at 10 a.m. at the CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive in New Port Richey.

The Florida Medicaid program is in the process of implementing a new system through which Medicaid recipients receive their long-term care services. Learn information regarding the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-term Care program.  The Long-term Care program is not affiliated with the Affordable Care Act. Representatives from Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) will be on-hand to explain the changes. Representatives from the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. will discuss their roll in assisting Medicaid recipients. 

Medicare recipients can benefit from learning about the Annual Medicare Enrollment Period (October 15-December 7) from SHINE, an organization that provides educational materials and free unbiased insurance counseling to Florida elders, caregivers and family members.

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