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rising costs of health care impact everyone, but people with
disabilities are often the hardest hit. Check these sites for
information about health insurance and other sources of health
- This page
- General Resources
Aid for Eye Care
- An overview
from the National Eye Institute (NEI).
- Financial Assistance
for Cancer Care
- This fact
sheet from the National Cancer Institute provides information
about private and public sources of financial assistance.
Help for Diabetes Care
- An overview
of resources from the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.
- This guide
from the United Network for Organ Sharing describes the costs
of transplantation, common funding sources, and programs that
can help finance your care after transplantation.
- This site
provides information about the U.S. Human Resources and Services
Administration's Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Care program.
Through this program, many hospitals and other health care facilities
that received certain federal funds for construction or modernization
have agreed to provide a specific amount of free or below cost
health care to persons unable to pay.
- Health Insurance Resources
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
- formerly the Health Care Financing
- The HCFA
is the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid and
the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Its extensive
website includes in-depth information about each of these programs
as well as many related HCFA activities and concerns, including
information about Title
I of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
of 1996 (HIPAA), which protects health insurance coverage
for workers and their families when they change or lose their
the nation's largest health insurance program, provides health
insurance to people age 65 and over, those who have permanent
kidney failure, and eligible individuals with disabilities.
is a federal-state health insurance program "for certain
low-income and needy people." Medicaid covers income-eligible
children, older adults, people with disabilities, and people
who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance
- State Children's
Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a federal-state program
that provides health insurance coverage to children whose families
earn too much for traditional Medicaid, yet not enough to afford
private health insurance.
- Checkup on Health
- This brochure
from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research provides
a basic overview of the sources and types of health insurance.
- Dental Benefits
- An FAQ (Frequently
Asked Questions) from the American Dental Association.
- Health Insurance Association
of America - Insurance Guides for Consumers
- This excellent
series of fact sheets in question and answer format provides
basic information about dental expense insurance, disability
income, health insurance, long term care, medical savings accounts,
and general insurance information.
by the Georgetown University Institute for Health Care Research
and Policy, this page features consumer guides to getting and
keeping health insurance in each of the 50 states. Each guide
includes includes information about your protections as a resident
of the state, your protections under group and individual health
plans, your protections as a small employer, and help that may
be available to you if you cannot afford health coverage.
- How To Pay For Nursing
- A good overview
from the American Health Care Association.
Consumers Need To Know About Private Long Term Care Insurance
- An excellent
fact sheet from the American Health Care Association.
- Related Subjects
- Financial Information
- Health and Medical (General)
- Managed Care
- Prescription Drug Assistance Programs
- Resources in your state
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