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Bishop plans Medicare bus tour

November 23, 2005

Albany- About 150 people attended a town hall meeting about the drug plans last week, but Congressman Sanford Bishop says many were not able to get enough information.

Now, he's teamed up with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to bring the Medicare bus to eight information and sign-up sessions beginning next week.

"We have access to the Medicare website. We've got the computer so individualized formulas can be determined and people can have some information so that they can go back and consult with their doctors, and their pharmacies, with regard to which plan will be best for them to select," says Bishop.

Seniors who attend the sessions need to bring their Medicare cards and a list of all their prescription medications.

Medicare beneficiaries, healthcare workers, and senior advocates are encouraged to attend any of the following meetings:

Monday, November 28, 2005
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Albany Technical College, Kirkland Conference Center, 1704 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany, Georgia

Monday, November 28, 2005
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Moultrie Technical College, 361 Industrial Drive, Moultrie, Georgia

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Southwest Georgia Technical College, 15689 U.S. Highway 19 North, Building A, Room 132, Thomasville, Georgia

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Valdosta State University, Magnolia Room, 1500 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia

Thursday, December 1, 2005
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
AGRI-Center-Fairgrounds, Chamber #1 Building, 1213 Vada Road, Bainbridge, Georgia

Thursday, December 1, 2005
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
AGRI-Center Farmers Market, 65 11th Avenue, Cairo, Georgia

Friday, December 2, 2005
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Chattahoochee Valley Regional Public Library- Main Branch, 3000 Macon Road, Columbus, Georgia

Friday, December 2, 2005
2:30 PM-5:30 PM
Georgia Southwestern University, Continuing Education Center, Room 100, 801 Wheatley Street, Americus, Georgia

For more information log on to http://bishop.house.gov or during normal business hours call (Albany Office) 229-439-8067, (Columbus Office) 706-329-9477, or (Valdosta Office) 229-247-9705. After business hours you may call 229-886-4776, 703-795-6632.

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