About The Central Minnesota Senior Federation

The Central Minnesota Senior Federation is your voice on issues affecting seniors and their families across Minnesota and the United States. Through affiliation with groups like the National Council on Aging, the National Council for Rural Health, and the Greater Minnesota Health Care Coalition, we keep you current with issues that affect your daily life.

 

Drug Campaign and other advocacy

Other Benefits

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The Central Minnesota Senior Federation and our allies have actively and aggressively pursued solutions to the high and ever-growing cost of prescription drugs in Minnesota. We will continue our campaign until fair and adequate solutions have been found.

Who's Minding the Store?  The GMHCC report on Medicaid misuse by HMO's in Minnesota.  To view, download, or print,  use this link

Senior Partners Care is a state-wide program run by our Central MN Senior Federation and all of our partners together, to form a state-wide coverage.  Health care providers that contract with our organizations will then waive whatever part of the bill Medicare A or B does not pay.

Here is a comparison of SPC and other Medicare programs.


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*  Healthcare Accountability Press Conference  *

GMHCC held a press conference on Wednesday March 27th at 11 a.m. in Room 125 of the State Capitol building.  The purpose of the press conference was to update the media about progess and updates in our investigative efforts on HMO and DHS accountability in healthcare.  It's a follow-up to the release of our 20 page Healthcare Accountability/Transparency report. It covers and documents over 15 years of HMO mismanagement of a $4 billion dollar per year income which is funded by your tax dollars.  Link to the report.

 

Do Your Part


You can protect your identity and benefits
  • Never give out your Social Security, Medicare, health plan numbers, or banking information to someone you don't know.
  • Carefully review your Plan Statement to ensure all the information is correct.
  • Know that free services DO NOT  require you give your plan or Medicare number to anyone.
  • Share this information with your friends.
  • We advocate on State and Federal issues and promote your participation in the decision making process.  We have been advocates of Single Payer (Medicare for Everyone). Read here for further information.  We hope others will join us.
  • Our mail order RX program can help reduce the cost of your prescription medicines. Use this GMHCC link to go directly to the drug program.
  • Our monthly newsletter keeps you up to date on news and issues important to seniors.  (sample)

Our Partners

(GMHCC and members ***)

Greater MN HealthCare Coalition (GMHCC)***
7County Senior Federation***
MN Citizens Federation Northeast***                              
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA)
Itasca County Committee on Aging
Senior Community Services (SCS)
MN Universal Healthcare Coalition
Southeast Senior Federation

For any complaints with your Medicare coverage:
CMS Hotline: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or
TTY 1-800-486-2048
OR
For Medicare Managed Care or Prescription Drugs:
1-877-7SafeRx (1-877-772-3379)

Did you know that reducing Medicare fraud is one step
towards making sure your grandchildren will have Medicare when they need it? You can do your part by being on the look out for fraudulent schemes such as:
• People going door to door to sell you healthcare items
or services (only your doctor knows what you need)
• People calling you to ask for your Medicare or health
plan numbers
• People offering you money or other incentives for
health care services you don't need

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Central Minnesota
Senior Foundation

22 Wilson Ave NE, Ste 101
St. Cloud, MN 56304
Phone: (320) 253-3257 

Mail to: CMSF, PO Box 6151, St. Cloud MN  56302
centmnsenfed@gmail.com

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Membership Form

Interested in joining? Print the membership form, fill it out, and mail it to us. You should receive your membership card in 4-5 days.

Office Hours:  Tuesday through Thursday, 11am to 2pm, or by appointmentClosed every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  We serve Benton, McLeod, Meeker, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright, and Todd Counties.

 

Current Events

Videos on YouTube

Interview with David Feinwachs about Medicaid fraud in Minnesota 5-1-2013

Access to Democracy Interview with David Feinwachs 7-12-2013

rapid fire 8 minute explanation of why health care costs are so high in the US--use the Closed Caption button--he talks fast

Text files about Medicaid controversy

Web link to Segal Report--can read online or download.  Suggested reading of first 25 or so pages.

public record media.com/the-minnesota-medicaid-controversy-a-history-told-through-documents

       
       

 


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