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    1. Ask an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

    Resources

    1. Self Advocacy for Medical Care and Long Term Care (.pdf)

      This guide is intended to help people with multiple sclerosis engage in self advocacy to better understand and guide their medical care, and, as necessary, manage their long-term care

    2. Websites: Medicare Webinars

      The Medicare Rights Center will host free monthly webinars on important Medicare topics. The monthly seminars will be held on the second Thursday of each month.

    3. Websites: The Chronic Disease Fund

      The Chronic Disease Fund is a non-profit organization that helps underinsured patients with chronic disease obtain the expensive medications they need. They assist patients who meet income qualification guidelines and have private insurance or a Medicare Part D plan but cannot afford the co-payments for their specialty therapeutics. They pay the patient’s out-of-pocket costs directly to the provider, eliminating the cash flow problems that can prevent you from getting your medications.

    4. Teleconference Series: Navigating the Social Security Disability Insurance Process

      This teleconference discusses the Social Security Disability Insurance process, from tips for the initial application, the review process, and finally application approval or appealing denied applications.

      (recorded 13 Sep 2010; time/size: 44m55s/11.6MB)

    5. Teleconference Series: Ask the Attorney: Social Security (2 Parts)

      Lawyer Victor Makris, with his 32 years' experience in litigating matters of Social Security, answers questions about the Social Security Disability and Retirement programs.

      (recorded: 19 Dec 2009; time/size: 1h19m16s/24.5MB)

      Part 2 of recording: Download (recorded 19 Dec 2009; time/size: 14m58s/6.4MB)

    6. Websites: US Medicare Program

      U.S. Medicare program website

    7. http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/1/n/331

      Program website for Medicaid of Louisiana and other Department of Health & Hospitals services.

    8. Websites: US Social Security Program

      U.S. Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs website

    9. Websites: US Veterans Affairs

      Benefits website for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    10. Websites: Louisiana Veterans Affairs

      Benefits website for the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.

    11. Curing MS: How Science Is Solving Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Dr. Weiner is at the cutting edge of MS research and drug development, and he describes in clear and illuminating detail the science behind the symptoms and how new drugs may hold the key to “taming the monster.” In Curing MS, Dr. Weiner teaches us the “Twenty-one Points” of MS, a concise breakdown of the knowns and unknowns of the disease; tells stories from the frontlines of laboratories and hospitals; and offers a message of hope that a cure can—and will—be found.

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