More health insurance resources

1UpOnCancer.com

A Web resource for cancer survivors, including information about health insurance issues as well as financial assistance with copays and other medical expenses related to cancer.

AK Health Reform

A collection of information and resources for  Alaska stakeholder groups affected by upcoming health reforms.

Alabama Department of Insurance, consumer page

Alabama Department of Insurance provides regulation of the insuance industry to provide consumer protection and help maintain market stability.

Alabama Department of Senior Services

Medicare resources (state health insurance assistance program) and more for Alabama’s older population.

Alabama Health Insurance Plan

Toll-free 1-800-513-1384 or (334) 353-8924

Alabama Medicaid Agency

The state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for low-income pregnant women, children, certain people on Medicare, disabled individuals and nursing home residents – has income and other requirements.

Alaska Department of Insurance

Health insurance information, including how to file a complaint.

Alaska State Medical Association

Contact Information: (907) 562-0304; Fax: (907) 561-2063; e-mail: asma@asmadocs.org

Alaska State Medical Board

Alaska Licensee Search

All Kids

All Kids is Alabama’s SCHIP program – providing low-cost, comprehensive health insurance for children 18 years and younger.

All Kids Covered

Offers many Illinois children comprehensive healthcare that includes doctors visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers.

Arizona Department of Insurance

Resources for consumers, insurers and producers for Arizona health insurance or medical insurance.

Arizona Department of Insurance health reform information

How the state will implement the Affordable Care Act.

Arizona State Department of Health Services

Official government Web site for department responsible for health care services for Arizonans.

Arizona Department of Health Services:
150 North 18th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
General and Public Information: (602) 542-1000
Fax: (602) 542-0883

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

ACHI’s mission is to be a catalyst for improving the health of Arkansans through evidence-based research, public issue advocacy, and collaborative program development.

Arkansas Insurance Department Consumer Services Division

Arkansas Insurance Department Consumer Services Division follow the consumer services link on the department’s homepage.

Arkansas Insurance Department Life and Health Division

Arkansas Insurance Department Life and Health Division regulates life and health insurance in Arkansas. Love for the “Life and Health” link under the division’s menu.

Arkansas Senior Health Insurance Information Program

Arkansas Senior Health Insurance Information Program  regulates life and health insurance in Arkansas.

ARKIDS 1ST

ARKIDS 1ST provides two coverage options for more than 70,000 Arkansas children: ARKids A offers low-income families a comprehensive package of benefits; ARKids B provides coverage for families with higher incomes.

BadgerCare PLUS

A Wisconsin program to provide health care coverage for uninsured families.

Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin

Dedicated to improving the health status of African Americans in the state of Wisconsin and to insure equitable and comprehensive health for all people.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening — Sage Program

For eligible women, Sage provides free office visits for breast and cervical exams, as well as a screening mammogram and Pap smears. If one of your screening tests shows a problem, Sage covers many diagnostic services and can often cover treatment, if needed.

California Association of Health Plans

The Association promotes affordable health care for California consumers through legislative advocacy, informational communications and collaboration with other organizations.

California Department of Health Care Services

Responsible for health care services for Californians.

California Health Care Reform

How the state government will implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

California HealthCare Foundation

The foundation is an independent philanthropy committed to improving California’s health care delivery and financing systems and to ensure that all Californians have access to affordable, quality health care.

California Major Risk Medical Insurance Program

Toll-free 1-800-289-6574 or (916) 324-4695

California Nurses Association — guaranteedhealthcare.org

GuaranteedHealthcare.org is a project of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, and patients and community groups around the country.

California One Care

California OneCare is an online organizing network that exists to activate and empower people into a grassroots and netroots movement for universal health care in California.

California State Department of Insurance

The California State Department of Insurance deals with issues of individual health insurance in California, as well as other types of insurance.

Campaign for an American Solution

A grassroots effort whose mission is to build support for workable health care reform. The Campaign recently conducted a national listening tour in which health plans and Americans from all walks of life had candid, transparent discussions about how we can work together to improve health care.

Campaign for Better Health Care, Illinois

A grassroots coalition of more than 300 local and statewide organizations representing consumers, health care workers and providers, community organizations, seniors, religious, labor, disability rights organizations and other citizens concerned about health care and wellness.

CancerInsurance.com

CancerInsurance.com lets you quote, compare, & apply online for cancer insurance and critical illness insurance.

Cape Care Coalition

Goal is to create a regional, community-owned health care system to provide all Barnstable County residents comprehensive and affordable health care, delivered through the current and expanded network of providers.

Champaign County Health Care Consumers

A non-profit, grassroots organization founded on the premise of participatory democracy and the belief that meaningful reforms in the health care system will come only with the active involvement of consumers.” A model site for health reform activism and health care resources for the low-income uninsured.

Checkup on health insurance choices

Published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this guide describes different kinds of health insurance plans and answers common questions.

Chicago Single-Payer Action Network

In favor of a national, government funded and government-run health care system―often called socialized medicine or single-payer. I

Childrens Health Insurance Program

CHIP is Pennsylvania’s program intended to provide health insurance for children of working families who otherwise could not afford it.

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Designed to provide health care insurance for children in families without health insurance or with inadequate health insurance. It does not replace Medicaid; in fact, children on Medicaid are precluded from CHIP participation.

Children’s Medical Security Plan

For children under the age of 19 who are Massachusetts residents at any income level, who do not qualify for MassHealth (except MassHealth Limited), and who are uninsured.

Chris Johnson M.D.

Chris Johnson M.D.

Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana

Indiana’s oldest and largest consumer and environmental rights organization.

Colon Cancer Coalition

get your rear in gearThe Colon Cancer Coalition works to create awareness events for colon cancer across the United States. The organization was formed to oversee the Twin Cities Get Your Rear in Gear 5K and related activities, but decided to expand its vision to help create Get Your Rear in Gear branded events in all 50 United States.

Colorado coverage for children and pregnant women

Child Health Plan Plus is a low-cost health insurance program for uninsured Colorado children ages 18 and under whose families earn or own too much to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private insurance. The CHP+ Prenatal Care Program offers free health insurance to uninsured Colorado pregnant women who live in households that meet certain income requirements.

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

The state agency responsible for the administration of the Medicaid program, Child Health Plan Plus, and the Colorado Indigent Care program, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.

Colorado Health Insurance Insider

Colorado Health Insurance Insider

Colorado Long Term Care Insider

Colorado Long Term Care Insider

Colorado Medicaid

Medicaid is the government program to help poor and indigent get health care services. Pregnant women and children 18 and under who meet income requirements may be eligible for Medicaid, as well as the aged, blind and disabled.

Colorado Progressive Action

Colorado Progressive Action has joined with hundreds of nurses, doctors, small business owners, faith-based groups, people of color organizations, women’s groups, and seniors to demand and win a guarantee of quality, affordable health care for everyone. Through the Health Care for America Now! Campaign, CPA is mobilizing communities to ensure that the first order of business for the new President and Congress in 2009 will be to pass health care legislation that guarantees quality, affordable health care for all. CPA is also calling for regulation on health insurance companies, who should no longer be allowed to put their profits before Americans’ health.

Colorado Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Colorado Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free counseling for Medicare beneficiaries with questions about Medicare.

Community Catalyst

A national, nonprofit health care advocacy organization, dedicated to strengthening the voice of health care consumers and building stronger state and regional networks to drive health policy and system change.

Community Service Society of New York

Committed to the goal of universal health coverage as the most fair and efficient method of achieving positive health outcomes for individuals and the greater community. In an effort to achieve this goal, CSS has launched a comprehensive campaign to provide access to affordable, quality health care coverage to the nearly 2.5 million New Yorkers who lack health insurance. Working with local partners, our aim is to build public will and advocate for significant government support to ensure that a plan for universal health coverage is in place by 2010.

Comprehensive Health Association of North Dakota

(North Dakota health insurance risk pool)
Toll-free 1-800-737-0016 or (701) 277-2271

Connecticut CHOICES Program

Connecticut CHOICES Program provides free counseling for Medicare beneficiaries with questions.

Connecticut Coalition for Universal Health Care

 

The Connecticut Coalition for Universal Health Care was formed in January, 1999 and represents citizen, labor, political, business, and health care professional organizations.

Connecticut Health Reinsurance Association

Toll-free 1-800-842-0004 (M-F 9am-4pm EST)

Connecticut HUSKY Plan

The state Children’s Health Insurance Program provides health insurance for children 18 and under whose family meets income guidelines. Parents, relatives, caregivers and pregnant women can also qualify for coverage.

Connecticut Insurance Department

Official government Web site for department responsible for oversight of insurance companies doing business in Connecticut.

Connecticut Medicaid

The government program designed to help poor and indigent get health care. Pregnant women and children ages 18 and under who meet income requirements may be eligible for coverage, along with the aged, blind, and disabled. For more information about eligibility, contact your local Department of Social Services office.

Consumer Information from the Arizona State Department of Insurance

Health insurance topics and information geared specially for consumers.
For insurance questions/problems:
Phoenix Area: (602) 912-8444
Tucson Area: (520) 628-6370
Statewide: 1-800-325-2548

Consumer Information from the California State Department of Insurance

Health insurance topics and information geared specially for consumers.

Consumer Voices for Coverage

A joint initiative of Robert Wood Johnson and Community Catalyst to strengthen the consumer voice to promote innovative and comprehensive health care coverage for everyone.

Consumer’s guide to getting and keeping health insurance in Colorado

Links to Georgetown University’s guide to health insurance in Colorado in PDF form, last updated January 2006.

Cover Missouri

A project of the Missouri Foundation for Health to develop, publish, and promote specific policy recommendations to increase the number of Missourians with health coverage.

Cover the Uninsured

A project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a national effort to highlight the fact that too many Americans are living without health insurance and to demand solutions from our nation’s leaders.

CoverColorado

(303) 863-1960 or toll-free 1-866-787-9129 (M-F 8am–5pm)

Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick

DC: Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services

When making decisions about health coverage, consumers should know the specifics regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Delaware Healthy Children Program

Help for families meeting certain income guidelines get health insurance for their children age 18 and under.

Delaware Unified Civic/Political Association

A nonpartisan group providing our reform information to all political parties, their candidates for public offices and all Delaware citizens.

Denali KidCare

Denali KidCare is a State of Alaska program designed to ensure that children and teens of both working and non-working families can get health insurance.

DentalInsurance.org

DentalInsurance.org offers a wide variety of dental insurance and affordable dental insurance plans to meet all your dental insurance needs.

Department for Children & Families, health insurance programs

The State of Vermont offers free and low-cost health care programs under the umbrella of Green Mountain Care.

Department of Health & Hospitals

State agency dealing with health care issues in Louisiana.

Department of Health and Human Services

Page of links to health insurance resources, provided by the state of Maine.

District of Columbia Department of Health

Department of Health
doh.dc.gov
Phone: (202) 442-5955
Fax: (202) 442-4788
825 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Designs public health systems, diagnoses and investigates health threats, develops policy, provides education and disease prevention, and administers the low-income Medicaid insurance program.

District of Columbia Primary Care Association

DCPCA is a leader in the health care community as a nonprofit health action and advocacy organization working to ensure that all residents of Washington, DC have the ability and opportunity to lead healthier lives – through increased health care coverage, expanded access, improved quality, workforce development, and enhanced communication.

Division of Health Care Financing and Policy — Medicaid

Works in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assist in providing quality medical care for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and limited resources.

Division of Health Care Financing and Policy — Medicaid

Division of Health Care Financing and Policy – Medicaid works in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assist in providing quality medical care for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and limited resources.

Doctors for America

A national grassroots organization that engages physicians in health reform efforts and works to share physicians’ ideas and experiences with Congress and the public in order to fashion the best possible solution to the nation’s current health care crisis.

Eldercare Locator

Searchable database of financial resources to help pay for or reduce the cost of home and Alzheimer’s care, assisted living and long term care.

Everybody In, Nobody Out

A national organization advocating a single-payer health care system.

Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein

Fact Sheet: What Will the New Health Reform Law Do in the First Year?

A look at the Affordable Care Act and its provisions, including new protections from insurance company abuses, subsidies for small businesses to help with cost of providing coverage to workers, and the first step toward closing the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap known as the “doughnut hole.”

FamiliesUSA

Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

FAMIS (Family Access to Medical Insurance Security)

Virginia’s low-cost health insurance for children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but do not have private health insurance.

Federal health insurance reform facts

Presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance.

Federal reform and health insurance in Idaho

How the State of Idaho will implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Find out if you qualify for government-sponsored medical benefits

Six questions to determine whether you may be eligible for free medical services.

Florida CHAIN (Community Health Action Information Network)

A statewide network organization dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians by promoting sustainable access to affordable, effective health care.

Florida Comprehensive Health Association

(Closed to new enrollees since 1991)
(850) 309-1200

Florida Consumer Action Network (FCAN)

A grassroots organization which empowers citizens to influence public policy by organizing and educating in areas where consumer voices are underrepresented. FCAN is working with Health are for America NOW to create meaningful health care reform.”

Florida Department of Health

Official government Web site for department responsible for health care services for Floridans.

Florida Kid Care

State program to help children under 19 get health insurance coverage through MediKids, Healthy Kids, Children’s Medical Services or Medicaid for Children.

FloridaHealthFinder.gov

A state-run site designed to connect consumers with health care information and services, including downloadable PDF guides to health and human services and more.

Forward Montana

A volunteer-run organization advocating guaranteed affordable coverage for every American.

ForwardHealth: Wisconsin Medicaid

Information on the federal/state program to provide health coverage for those without the means to pay for it.

Free or low cost health clinics in Wisconsin

A list of clinics in Wisconsin are available for people with little or no insurance.

Georgetown University Health Policy Institute

The Georgetown University Health Policy Institute has written consumer guides for each state. These guides are available at its web site and aree updated periodically as changes in federal and state policy warrant.

Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH)

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) was created in 1999 to serve as the lead agency for health care planning and purchasing issues in Georgia.

Georgia Insurance Commissoner

The Georgia Department of Insurance is responsible for regulating all types of insurance sold in the Georgia – including health insurance policies.

GoozNews.com

GoozNews.com

Greater Minnesota Healthcare Coalition

A grass roots organization which strives to build a democratic culture, develop leadership from citizens, and provide opportunities for meaningful participation to address economic and social injustice.

Hands on Health South Carolina

A resource by Medical University of South Carolina to help and encourage state residents to live healthier lives.

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Services Health Insurance

Health insurance resources from the state of Hawaii including severable downloadable PDFs

Hawaii: Med-QUEST

The medical assistance program (Medicaid) which provides health insurance coverage to eligible Hawaiians It covers all ages 64 and under but has certain requirements and income eligibility guidelines.

Health Access California

Health Access California is a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving quality, affordable health care for all Californians. For more than 15 years, Health Access has played a significant role in leading the movement for health care reform in California. Health Access has promoted universal health care proposals and advocated for specific incremental reforms that promise to provide immediate health care services to California’s most vulnerable populations.

Health Action New Mexico

Health Action New Mexico (HANM) was founded in 1995 as a coalition to achieve access to health care and fight Medicaid cuts.

Health Affairs Blog

Health Affairs Blog

Health care assistance in Washington State

The state of Washinton’s Medicaid programs.

Health Care For All – Texas

An all volunteer, grassroots organization founded in the belief that health care is a human right, and that every person in the state of Texas deserves access to high quality health care at an affordable cost.

Health Care for All – Washington

Advocates for secure, affordable, and comprehensive health care coverage for all State of Washington residents implemented through a unified financing system.

Health Care for All Colorado

Health Care for All Colorado is a Colorado nonprofit organization working for universal health care under a single-payer system for all people living in Colorado.

Health Care for All New York

The statewide Consumer Voices for Coverage project seeking to achieve a commitment to provide affordable and comprehensive health coverage to all New Yorkers by 2010. The project’s strategy is to develop a set of standards that puts all universal health coverage proposals through rigorous scrutiny, providing an easily digestible comparison scorecard for both consumers and policymakers.

Health Care for all North Carolina

Working toward a publicly-financed, sustainable quality Health Care system that is open to all people in NC.

Health Care for All Oregon

Working for secure, affordable health care for each and every Oregonian through a universal, single-payer health care system for every resident of the state (and nation).

Health Care for All Pennsylvania

Health Care for All Pennsylvania is an education and social welfare organization, founded in 2006 to secure a comprehensive single payer health care system for every citizen of Pennsylvania.

Health Care for All Philadelphia

A Philadelphia based organization working for single payer (“Medicare for All”) health care at both the state and national level.

Health Care For All Texas

A grassroots coalition that believes health care is a human right and that every person in the state of Texas deserves access to high-quality health care at an affordable cost.

Health Care for All — California

HCA is a nonprofit grassroots organization working for high quality, universal, single-payer health care.

Health Care for America NOW

A national grassroots campaign organizing millions of Americans to win a guarantee of quality, affordable health care for all.

Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

Health care reform and Maryland

How the Affordable Care Act will be implemented in the State of Maryland.

Health care reform information for North Carolinians

A service of Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Health care reform — what you need to know

How Delaware will implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Health Care Renewal

Health Care Renewal

Health Connector — Massachusetts State Health Insurance Exchange

The first-in-the-nation state health insurance exchange.

Health eDeals – Short Term Medical Insurance Quotes Online

Secure a short term medical insurance or health insurance quote online in 3 easy steps by visiting Health eDeals. Highly rated coverage as low as $31/mo.

Health Freedom Coalition of Ohio

Dedicated to passing laws in Ohio that will protect the consumer’s right to choose their own healthcare practitioner and practice.

Health insurance and managed care plans in Massachusetts

A publication provided by the State of Massachusetts.

Health insurance information for Pennsylvania consumers

From the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.

Health Insurance Plan of Iowa

Toll-free 1-877-793-6880 (M-F 8am-5pm CST)

Health Law Advocates of Louisiana (HLA/LA)

A nonprofit public interest law firm in Louisiana dedicated exclusively to health care access. Launched in February 2010, HLA/LA provides free legal representation and assistance to eligible Louisiana families.

Health Policy Institute

Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute has researched and written state-by-state guides for finding and keeping health insurance. It updates these guides as federal and state policies change.

Health reform in Colorado

How the state will implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Health reform in South Dakota

Information on the state’s implementation of national health care reform.

Health Reform Minnesota

A state government site that is the official source for health reform information and the state’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Health Reform Watch

Health Reform Watch

HealthBeat Blog

HealthBeat Blog

Healthcare Economist

Healthcare Economist

Healthcare-Now of Maryland

Healthcare-Now of Maryland is a statewide grassroots organization working for affordable, accessible quality health care for all Marylanders.

Healthcare-Now!

Its mission is to support the growing movement for a national single payer, guaranteed quality healthcare system.

HealthNews Review.Org

HealthNews Review.Org

HealthNewsWatchdog Blog

HealthNewsWatchdog Blog

HealthWell Foundation

The HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, copayments, healthcare premiums and deductibles for certain treatments.

Healthy Carolinians

A statewide network of local partnerships that address health and safety issues at the community level.

Healthy Montana Kids

CHIP is a low-cost, private health insurance plan which provides health insurance to eligible children age 18 and under. Children qualify for CHIP based on family size and income.

Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan

A group of Indiana citizens who support a publicly financed, privately delivered (single payer) universal health plan at the state and national level.

Idaho Department of Insurance Consumer Publications

Includes a “Shopping Guide to Health Insurance” published by the State of Idaho and other publications.

Idaho Individual High Risk Reinsurance Pool

(link is to a PDF on program)
Toll-free 1-800-721-3272 (In-state only)

Idaho’s Children Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) / Medicaid

Helps qualifying low-income families get health insurance for their children ages 18 and under.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

Health care assistance for denial of insurance benefits, slow pay on claims, claims partially cancelled, etc. Campaign for Better Health Care An Illinois coalition working to create an accessible, quality health care system for all.

Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan

Toll-free 1-866-851-2751 (in-state only) or (217) 782-6333

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

The state agency dedicated to improving the lives of Illinois families through healthcare coverage and child support services.

Illinois Health Matters

A  collaborative of Illinois health policy and community based organizations: AARP of Illinois, AgeOptions, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Campaign for Better Health Care, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition, Illinois PIRG Education Fund, and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

Illinois Public Interest Research Group (Illinois PIRG)

Illinois PIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.

Illinois SIngle Payer Coalition

A coalition of groups and individuals throughout Illinois working to enact a single-payer system for financing health care. It seeks coverage that is universal, equitably financed, not-for-profit, and publicly accountable, offering comprehensive health care and free choice of providers.

Incidental Economist

Incidental Economist

Indiana Children’s Health Insurance Program

As part of the Federal Balanced Budget Act of 1997, Congress created the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as a way to encourage the states to provide health insurance to uninsured children. This is Indiana’s implementation of the law.

Indiana Comprehensive Health Association

Toll-free 1-800-552-7921 or (317) 614-2000

Indiana Department of Insurance

Resources for consumers in Indiana.

Indiana University Healthcare Reform Faculty Study Group

The University looks at the implications of the Affordable Care Act.

Information about Medicaid in Colorado

General Questions about Health Care and Medicaid.

Insure U — Get Smart About Insurance

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners provides consumer insurance information for those considering or buying insurance.

Iowa Hawk I — children’s health

Iowa’s program to help families with low income provide health insurance for their children.

Iowa Insurance Division Consumers Affairs Bureau

Includes information on health care and insurance topics for consumers in Iowa.

Iowa Medicaid Enterprise

A government program to help the poor obtain health care services. Also eligible are pregnant women and children 18 and under who meet income requirements, along with aged, blind, and disabled individuals.

Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program

Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program – can provide answers to questions on Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long term care insurance and other health insurance issues.

Jonathan Chait

Jonathan Chait

Jonathan Cohn

Jonathan Cohn

Kansas Department of Insurance — Health Insurance Section

Includes a variety of resources for Kansans seeking health insurance coverage.

Kansas Health Insurance Association

Toll-free 1-800-362-9290 (M-F 8am-5pm)

Kansas Health Wave

Kansas’ SCHIP – helps qualifying low-income families get health insurance for their children ages 18 and under. Under Kansas’ program, adults living in the same household may also qualify for coverage. See the site for more details.

Kansas Medicaid or Medical Assistance Program

The site with information for low-income families and others who qualify to find out about health insurance programs especially designed for them.

Kansas Medicare

Kansas Medicare Wheatlands Administrative Services, a new subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, conducts Medicare business on behalf of the state.

Kentucky Access

Toll-free 1-866-405-6145

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

The health insurance section of the official state site.

Kentucky Department of Insurance

Seeks to promote sound, competitive insurance markets and protect the public through effective enforcement and regulation, and empower the public through outreach and education.

Kentucky Health Care Reform

The Kentucky Department of Insurance is working to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Kentucky State Publications on Health Insurance

Brings you down to the health insurance section.

Know Your Care

Know Your Care is a Wisconsin nonprofit dedicated to educating the American people about the Affordable Care Act’s life-saving consumer and patient protections that are already benefitting millions of Americans and will benefit millions more in the coming years as additional provisions are implemented.

Legislative Council on health care reform

Progress reports on Wisconsin’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP)

Provides no-cost health insurance to low-income children, including dental care. Includes doctor charges, hospitalization, immunization and other services.

Louisiana Department of Insurance/Health Insurance

Offers descriptions of specific divisions and programs within the Department of Insurance that specifically deal with health insurance issues – each listing has several contacts listed.

The department publishes this PDF consumer guide to individual health insurance in Louisiana.
The Senior Health Insurance Information Program is for Louisiana residents who have reached retirement age.
File a complaint against an insurance company doing business in Louisana. Here’s a PDF guide on how to file a complaint.

Louisiana Health Plan

Toll-free 1-800-736-0947 or (504) 926-6245

Maine DHA

The Maine Legislature created DHA in 2003 as “an independent executive agency to arrange for the provision of comprehensive, affordable health care coverage to eligible small employers, including the self-employed, their employees and dependents, and individuals on a voluntary basis.

Maine’s Consumer Guide to Individual Health Insurance

Guaranteed-issue individual health insurance is available in Maine from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, MEGA Life & Health Insurance Company, and several health maintenance organizations (HMOs). This guide attempts to help you compare and contrast the options.

Managed Care Matters

Managed Care Matters

Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP)

Uses federal and state funds to provide health care coverage to low-income children 18 and under and pregnant women of any age.

Maryland Health Care Commission

Links to consumer guide to health insurance, provided by the State of Maryland.

Maryland Health Insurance Plan

Toll-free 1-888-444-9016 (M-F 8am-5pm)

Maryland Medical Assistance Program

Providing access to health care services for many of the state’s low-income residents. Individuals may be eligible for services through the Maryland Medicaid Program, the Maryland Children’s Health Program or the Maryland Primary Adult Care Program (PAC)

Mass-Care

Working to establish a Single Payer Health Care System in Massachusetts so that all residents of the Commonwealth will have access to comprehensive, quality, affordable and equitable health care.

Massachusetts health care reform

Wikipedia page on what’s been called “Romneycare” — the Massachusetts health care reforms which became the blue print for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Massachusetts Health Care Reform Coalition

This site is where you can learn how to help support the new Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law.

MassHealth Services

MassHealth pays for health care for certain low- and medium-income people living in the state, including a program for individuals who are HIV positive. MassHealth also manages the Insurance Partnership for small businesses, the Children’s Medical Security Plan, Healthy Start, and the Special Kids/Special Care Pilot Program, cosponsored with the Department of Social Services.

Medicaid

Facts on Minnesota and Medicaid.

Medicaid in New York State

Works in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assist in providing quality medical care for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and limited resources.

Medicaid in New York State

Medicaid in New York State works in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assist in providing quality medical care for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and limited resources.

Medicaid in Utah

A joint Federal and State program that provides payment for some medical costs for certain individuals who are older, have low incomes and limited assets, or are disabled.

Medicare for All

An organization dedicated to extending Medicare to all citizens regardless of age.

Medicare for All: Michigan for Single Payer

Committed to educating Michiganders about single-payer national health insurance and getting citizens to participate in the Million Letters for Health Care Campaign by U.S. Congressional Districts.

Medicare in Nevada

SHIP Volunteers offer FREE one-on-one assistance-and-counseling with respect to many problems seniors encounter regarding Medicare, supplemental health insurance and long-term care options.

Medicare information from California State Department of Aging

State government resources for Californians needing help with Medicare and other government health insurance programs on federal, state and local levels.

Medicare Resource Center

The Medicare Resource Center is consumer focused, posting Medicare-related articles written by experienced health journalists, and also includes a glossary and links to other helpful Medicare-related resources. The Medicare guide is a relatively new offshoot of the Health Insurance Resource Center, a consumer-focused guide that’s been on the Web since 1994.

Michael Meulemans

Michael Meulemans

Michael Moore’s SICKO movie

Nominated for best documentary for the 2008 Academy Awards, Michael Moore’s SICKO is a searing indictment of America’s health care system, making the claim that the USA has a disfunctional system when compared to European countries, Canada and even Cuba.

Michigan Department of Community Health

Information and links provided by the state’s department responsible for community health issues.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Health insurance publications offered by the State of Michigan.

Michigan Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Knowing your rights and how to exercise them is the first step toward being a better consumer in today’s health insurance market.

MIChild

PDF explaining the state’s health insurance program for uninsured children of working families. MIChild services are provided by many HMOs and other health care plans throughout Michigan.

Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition

A coalition of groups dedicated to establishing comprehensive single-payer health care for all Minnesotans through advocacy, education, lobbying, and community organizing. The coalition states that health care is an essential human need and that unequal access to health care is an injustice. A single-payer system is the only system that can provide comprehensive, affordable, high quality health care for each and every person.

MinnesotaCare

Basic health care coverage for low-income Minnesotans through publicly subsidized health care assistance program

Mississippi and the Affordable Care Act

The state’s Web site to explain impacts of federal health care reform on Mississippians.

Mississippi Division of Medicaid

Information on health care for the  state’s lowest income individuals and families.

Mississippi Insurance Department — consumer information page

Links of interest to the state’s health insurance consumers.

Missouri Foundation for Health

MFH seeks to empower the people of the communities we serve to achieve equal access to quality health services that promote prevention and encourage healthy behaviors.

Missourians for Single Payer Health Care (MOSP)

A non-profit, non-partisan statewide organization of diverse individuals and groups whose purpose is to educate and advocate for universal health care through a single payer program.

MO CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan)

Designed to provide health care insurance for children in families without health insurance or with inadequate health insurance. It does not replace Medicaid; in fact, children on Medicaid are precluded from CHIP participation.

Montana Comprehensive Health Association

Toll-free 1-800-447-7828

Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services

The state agency dealing with public health issues.

Montana Medicaid Provider Information

Assisting low-income individuals and families.

Montanans for Single Payer

A statewide group formed to affect the current national debate on health care reform. Committed to true universal health care, a Medicare-type system where everyone is in and no one is out.

National Coalition on Health Care

A national alliance working to improve America’s health care by pushing for affordable health care for all Americans.

National health reform and Tennessee

State resources on the implantation of the Affordable Care Act.

Nebraska Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool

(402) 343-3574 or toll-free 1-877-348-4304 (M-F 8am-4:30pm)

Nebraska Health Care Alliance

A non-profit group of businesses, health providers, associations, insurance carriers, and individuals from across Nebraska who believe in the establishment of a state-based Health Insurance Exchange.

Nebraska health insurance consumer alerts

Published by the Nebraska Department of Insurance, alerts on life and health insurance.

Nebraska health insurance rate reviews

The Department of Insurance’s page for explaining health insurance rate increases.

Nebraska Kids Connection

Health care coverage for qualified children developed by the State of Nebraska. It includes both the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Nebraska Medical Assistance Program (also known as Medicaid).

Nebraska Medicaid Program

DHHS administers the Medicaid Program which provides health care services to eligible elderly and disabled individuals and eligible low-income pregnant women, children and parents.

Nevada Checkup

Provides low-cost, comprehensive health care coverage to low income, uninsured children age 18 and under who are not covered by private insurance or Medicaid.

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Consumer health assistance from the state of Nevada.

Nevada Division of Insurance on health care reform

The state agency tasked with health insurance issues provides information on Nevada and health care reform.

Nevada Health Care Forum

A group of host organizations who come together to discuss issues impacting Nevadans health care.

New Hampshire Health Plan

Toll-free 1-877-888-6447

New Hampshire Medicaid

The federal and state funded program that serves needy individuals and families who meet financial and other eligibility requirements and certain other individuals who lack adequate resources to pay for medical care.

New Hampshire Medicaid for kids

Provides access to affordable, quality health and dental coverage to uninsured children and teens in New Hampshire.

New Jersey Citizen Action

Working for quality of health care for all who live in New Jersey.

New Jersey Consumer Health Helpline

A free program that helps consumers access affordable, quality health care and effectively navigate the often complex health insurance system, sponsored by CitizenAction Education Fund.

New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance

Information for health insurance consumers from the State of New Jersey.

New Jersey for Health Care

Dedicated to common sense solutions to ensure that every New Jerseyan can get the care they need when they need it.

New Jersey Health Insurance Division

The New Jersey Legislature in 1992 created two programs to guarantee access to health coverage for individuals and small employers, regardless of health status, age, claims history, or any other risk factor.

New Jersey Medicaid

Medicaid provides health insurance to parents/caretakers and dependant children, pregnant women, and people who are aged, blind or disabled. These programs pay for hospital services, doctor visits, prescriptions, nursing home care and other healthcare needs, depending on what program a person is eligible for.

New Jersey Shopping for Health Insurance

Provides information health insurance for citizen’s of New Jersey.

New Mexico Medical Assistance Division

The Medicaid assistance division of the New Mexico state government.

New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance

Provides convenient access to consumers to reliable insurance products which are underwritten by dependable and financially sound companies.

New Mexikids

No cost or low cost health coverage for children under 19 years old. If your household income is less than 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, health care services are provided to your child at no cost. If your household income is between 185% – 235% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, some of the health care services your child receives may require that you make a co-payment at the time each service is provided.

New York health insurance programs

A comprehensive list of health insurance programs administered by the State of New York.

New York State Child Health Plus

Health insurance plan for kids. Depending on your family’s income, your child may be eligible to join either Children’s Medicaid or Child Health Plus .

New York State Government Health Insurance Information

A long list of links to information published by the State of New York regarding health insurance and health care topics.

New York State Health Foundation

An organization devoted to expanding health insurance coverage, increasing access to high-quality health care services, and improving public and community health. NYSHealth was established by the State of New York with charitable funds from the privatization of Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

NH Health Cost

Provides information on the price of medical care in New Hampshire. Developed by the New Hampshire Insurance Department and the Commissioner’s Advisory Committee on Health Insurance.

NJ FamilyCare

Low cost or no cost health insurance program from the State of New Jersey kids and certain low-income parents.

NJ:One Plan, One Nation

A labor and grassroots coalition that advocates single-payer health care for all Americans. We use HR 676 — the United States National Health Care Act, also known as Expanded and Improved Medicare for All — as a template.

North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) for Children

For families who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford rising health insurance premiums so they are able to get free or reduced price comprehensive health care for their children.

North Carolina Health News

An independent, not-for-profit, statewide news organization dedicated to covering health care in North Carolina

North Carolina Hospital Association

The trade group for health care providers in North Carolina.

North Carolina Medicaid

Serves about 20 percent of the state’s population, whose low income prevents them from purchasing health insurance in the private market.

North Dakota Department of Health

The State Health Officer’s comprehensive site for health care information for state residents.

North Dakota Insurance Department

Health insurance topics of interest to North Dakotans.

North Dakota Medicaid

Information on the federal and state funded Medicaid program for North Dakotans.

Not Running a Hospital

Not Running a Hospital

Office of Attorney General Lori Swanson

Health care information and resources for health insurance consumers from the state’s attorney general.

Office of Health Reform & Innovation

How the state will implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Office of Maryland Health Care Reform

A state web site to offer health reform information for Maryland individuals, families, seniors, and small businesses.

Office of Multicultural Health, California State Department of Health Services

The state agency which tries to reduce inequality in health status, information and resources on multicultural health.

Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Help for those Minnesotans who have difficulty  with mental health or developmental disability services they have received or need to receive.

Ohio Children’s Health Insurance Program

Designed to provide increased access to health coverage for children in families with income too high to qualify for Medicaid (Title XIX) but too low to afford private coverage.

Ohio consumer guide to health insurance

A PDF published by the Ohio Department of Insurance.

Ohio Department of Health

Deals with many issues affecting health care delivery in Ohio.

Ohio Department of Mental Health

Each year, Ohio’s community mental health systems provide services to more than 260,000 people, including 75,000 adults who are disabled by severe mental illness and 70,000 children with emotional disorders. More information at the department’s Web site.

Ohio HIPAA information

Describes what the State of Ohio is doing to comply with requirements of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Ohio Medicaid

The federal and state funded program for low income Ohioans.

Oklahoma CHIP

The children’s health insurance program for Oklahomans.

Oklahoma Health Care Authority

The primary entity in the state of Oklahoma charged with controlling costs of state-purchased health care.

Oklahoma Health Insurance High Risk Pool

Toll-free 1-800-255-6065 or (913) 362-0040

Oregon Department of Insurance

Health insurance information for Oregonians.

Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

Provides health care coverage to low-income Oregonians through programs administered by the Division of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP). Currently, more than 600,000 people each month receive health care coverage through the Oregon Health Plan.

Oregon Health Plan Wikipedia entry

A Wikipedia page on the plan, first passed in 1993, that at the time made Oregon the leader in health care reform.

Oregon Medicaid

Medicaid provides health care insurance for low-income residents through a federal and state partnership. Federal regulations provide a framework for each state to build a unique Medicaid program or State Medicaid Plan.

Oregon Medical Insurance Pool

Toll-free 1-800-848-7280 or (503) 225-6620 (M-F 8am-5pm)

Partners for Health Insurance (PHC)

South Carolina’s program to provide Medicare coverage to children 18 and under who live in families with income at or below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Paying For Senior Care

PayingForSeniorCare.com and the Eldercare Financial Resource Locator Tool were designed to help families and caregivers locate information about long-term care resources for their loved ones, and to find the public and private programs available to assist in covering the cost of such care.

PeachCare for Kids

A Children’s Health Insurance Program to expand coverage to children in low income families. It is not a Medicaid plan. The plan will pay for preventive services and acute medical care, as well as vision and dental care.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

A nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. For more than two decades, PHLP has engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on the kinds of health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need.

Pennsylvania Insurance Department

The State of Pennsylvania’s department of insurance provides official information all types of insurance.

Pennsylvania medical assistance

Medical Assistance, also known as Medicaid, and sometimes referred to as MA, pays for health care services for eligible individuals.

pounce.com: web, print, social media

An innovative creative boutique flash-frozen beneath the ice of Minnesota, specializing in writing and editing, graphic design, branding, SEO, custom programming solutions and social media. Creators of healthinsurance.org and many other top web properties.

Progress Notes – Doctors for America

Progress Notes – Doctors for America

Reforming Health

Reforming Health

Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner

A dedicated office to aid health insurance consumers and promote the state health care system. Follow the links at left to access consumer information.

Rich Ungar – The Policy Page

Rich Ungar – The Policy Page

Samefacts.com: the reality-based community

Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, but not their own facts. The “reality-based community” on the Affordable Care Act.

San Antonio Healthcare-Now Coalition

An affiliate of the national Healthcare-Now organization, works to achieve universal access to affordable healthcare.

Senior Health Insurance Benefit Advisors Program

Senior Health Insurance Benefit Advisors Program – services for Idaho citizens on Medicare.

Single Payer Action Network Ohio – SPAN Ohio

A statewide coalition of organizations and individuals in Ohio seeking fundamental health care reform in our state and country so that every resident is guaranteed full and comprehensive coverage.

Single Payer Now

Volunteers educating voters since 1994 to talk with their friends, co-workers, and neighbors about health care minus the insurance companies.

Single Payer Oregon

A statewide coalition of diverse organizations and organizing committees working together for a comprehensive, high-quality, publicly-funded health care system that will serve everyone in Oregon and the United States.

Single Payer | Medicare-for-All in New York State

A statewide clearinghouse for all single payer/medicare-for-all initiatives and events throughout the state.

Small Business Tax Advisor

Have a small business? Then you also have taxes! Learn the best strategies for keeping more of what you make.

SmartNC

Consumer services from the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid)

A health coverage program jointly funded by the federal and state government. This program helps pay some or all medical bills for many people who can’t afford them.

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Manages the state’s Medicaid program to provide heath care coverage for those who cannot afford it.

South Carolina Department of Insurance

Consumer health insurance information from the state Department of Insurance.

South Carolina Health Insurance Pool

Toll-free phone 1-800-868-2500, ext. 42757,
or 1-803-788-0500, ext. 42757

South Carolina Healthcare Voices

Promotes healthcare change by focusing on the need for national healthcare reform. This website provides information and support to SC citizens who want to address healthcare issues and solve problems.

South Dakota Children’s Health Insurance Program

Provides health insurance at little or no cost to South Dakota children who meet certain eligibility guidelines.

South Dakota Department of Health

Its mission is to prevent disease and promote health, ensure access to needed, high-quality health care, and to efficiently manage public health resources.

South Dakota Department of Social Services

Its Division of Economic Assistance is responsible for administering the Medicaid to help low income individuals and families.

South Dakota Insurance Division

Part of the state’s Department of Labor and Regulation, this office provides health insurance advice to South Dakotans and information on companies operating within its borders.

South Dakota Risk Pool

605-773-3148 (ask for a Risk Pool representative)

State of Colorado Division of Insurance

The State of Colorado’s department of insurance provides official information all types of insurance.

Having trouble resolving a claims dispute with your health insurance company? You can file a complaint with this online complaint form, or write:

Colorado Division of Insurance
1560 Broadway, Suite 850
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303.894.7499 OR 800.930.3745

State of Delaware Department of Insurance

The department has published “The Instant Insurance Guide: Health” as a guide to buying and using health insurance in Delaware. To obtain printed copies of the guide, please call 1-800-282-8611 or (302) 674-7310, or email consumer@state.de.us.

State of Delaware Medicaid Information

Medicaid furnishes medical assistance to low-income families and the elderly, blind and disabled people without enough income to pay for medical services.

State of Idaho Medical Services

Various state medical programs including medicaid, immunizations, mental health and more.

State of Indiana Health Insurance page

State government health insurance resources.

State of Iowa health reform information

Health reform facts and explanations offered on different topics by government agencies and insurance regulatory bodies.

State of Minnesota Department of Health

The State of Minnesota’s department of health provides information on health insurance.

State of Ohio Department of Insurance Homepage

The State of Ohio’s department of insurance provides official information all types of insurance.

State of Rhode Island Healthcare Reform Commission

Created by executive order of Governor Lincoln Chafee to make Rhode Island a leader in implementing national health care reform.

StateHealthFacts.com

An excellent resources from the Kaiser Foundation with deep statistics on most health care numbers for every states.

TennCare Oversight Division, Department of Commerce and Insurance

Oversees, examines and monitors Health Maintenance Organizations and Behavioral Health Organizations participating in the TennCare program.

TennCare Program

Tennessee’s Medicaid managed care program that provides health coverage for 1.2 million low-income children, pregnant woman and disabled Tennesseans.

Tennessee Health Care Campaign (THCC)

A nonprofit consumer health care advocacy group  seeking health care reform.

Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program

Sfamilies with uninsured children may be eligible for health coverage through Medicaid and the Texas CHIP. Includes regular checkups and dental care.

Texas Department of Insurance

The health care section of the Department’s Web site, with consumer information and more.

Texas Health Options

A resource by the Texas Department of Insurance to help Texans find health insurance coverage.

Texas Medicaid Program

The State and Federal cooperative venture that provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons.

Texas Voice for Health Reform

A project of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, aims to inform and mobilize all Texans on the national debate on health care reform.

The Commonwealth Fund Blog

The Commonwealth Fund Blog

The Family Health Insurance Assistance Program

Helps regon families pay the monthly premium for high-quality, private health insurance plans. FHIAP pays from 50 percent to 95 percent of the premium for Oregonians who are uninsured and meet income and other guidelines.

The Florida Department of Financial Services

The place for consumers to check out their insurance agent or company or to access the state consumer hotline (1-877-693-5236, is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m) or to file a complaint.

The Health Care Blog

The Health Care Blog

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii

A non-profit association that represents and advocates on behalf of its provider members to improve health care in Hawaii.

The Iowa Policy Project

Impact of various components of the Affordable Care Act on Iowans.

The Kansas Health Institute

Established in 1995 by the Kansas Health Foundation to be an information resource for state policymakers. The foundation made the commitment based on its conclusion that health policy decisions often were based on fragmented, anecdotal and sometimes biased information.

The Maine People’s Alliance

MPA fights for quality, affordable health care for all Mainers and supports a universal, single-payer health care system.

The Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform

Formed in 2006 as a non-partisan, state-wide, grassroots alliance of individuals and organizations dedicated to seeing that every resident of Maryland has comprehensive, affordable, accessible, high quality health care.

The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP)

MHAP is a voice for improved health care for all throughout the state of Mississippi, especially those whose health is threatened by poverty, racism, malnutrition and violence.

The Plum Line

The Plum Line

The Rhode Island Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid)

A federal and state funded program that pays for medical and health related services for eligible Rhode Islanders.

U.S. Census Bureau

On March 23, 2007, the Census Bureau released revised estimates for health insurance coverage in the United States.

UHCAN! The Universal Health Care Action Network

A group of individuals and organizations committed to achieving health coverage for all Americans. Their Web site provides resources and shares information regarding the development of strategies for health care justice from the consumer’s point of view.

United for National Healthcare

A Bellingham, Washington group organizing and advocating for a National Single-Payer Healthcare System.

Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio

UHCAN Ohio’s mission is to achieve high quality, accessible, affordable health care for all Ohioans.

Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut

An independent, nonprofit, grant-making organization dedicated to achieving a quality health care system that is affordable and available for everyone in the state.

Utah and national health reform

The Insurance Department’s page on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Utah.

Utah Children’s Health Insurance Program

Families who cannot afford to buy health insurance for their children may be eligible for health coverage through the Utah CHIP.

Utah Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool

Toll-free 1-800-705-9173 or (801) 442-6660

Utah Department of Human Services

Information on insurance programs – Medicare, Medicaid and long term health insurance information.

Utah Health Policy Project

A resource for the public, community leaders, businesses, health care providers and policy makers interested in strengthening the health care system while working to develop visionary and systemic solutions to the crisis of the uninsured and under-insured.

Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP)

UHPP is a nonpartisan, 501-C-3 nonprofit organization whose vision is for a health care system that provides medically necessary care to all Utah residents in a timely, efficient, and culturally effective manner with sustainable financing.

Utah Healthcare Initiative

Organized to bring the issue of health system reform before the voters of Utah.

Vermont for Single Payer

Vermont for Single Payer is the primary campaign of Vermont Health Care For All (VTHCA) and is overseen by the Board of that organization. VTHCA, a Vermont non-profit corporation (501(c) 3), was established in 2003 with the purpose of educating the public about the advantages of a universal publicly financed health care system for Vermont.

Vermont: filing a complaint about an insurance company

The Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration’s Consumer Services section — help for consumers who would like to file  a complaint about an insurance company.

Vermont’s health care reform

The place to go to find out how America’s most progressive state is implementing health care reform, both the Affordable Care Act and its own single-payer health care initiative.

Virginia Department of Health

A site rich in information for Virginia citizens concerned about their health.

Virginia Health Insurance Information for Consumers

State of Virgina’s information about traditional health insurance and managed care health insurance plans.

Virginia Health Reform Initiative

A state initiative to implement health care reform.

Virginia Organizing Project

statewide grassroots social justice group working to mobilize citizens to lobby for more affordable health care.

Virginia’s Bureau of Insurance

Consumer information for state citizens dealing with agents or companies.

Wachter’s World

Wachter’s World

Washington Apple Health for Kids (CHIP)

A Washington State initiative aimed at streamlining applications for children’s

Washington State Governor’s office on health care reform

Gov. Jay Inslee’s office has published this information on the State of Washington and health care.

Washington State Health Insurance Pool

Toll-free 1-800-877-5187

Washington State Insurance Commissioner on health reform

The State of Washington’s Insurance Commission with how the new health care law will affect Oregonians.

West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services (Medicaid)

The state agency tasked with administering the federal-state partnership to serve low income West Virginians.

West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program (WVCHIP)

A low cost health care plan for children and teenagers of working families.

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Administers programs aimed toward the citizens of West Virginia.

West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families

Bringing together individuals, private organizations, and state agencies to work to improve the health of children and families in West Virginia.

West Virginians for Affordable Health Care (WVAHC)

A tax-exempt, nonprofit organization under IRC 501(c)(4) organized in November, 2005 by a diverse group of individuals concerned about the rising cost of health care and health care insurance coverage.

Western PA Coalition for Single-Payer Healthcare

An all-volunteer, grassroots group advocating national, universal, single-payer health care.

Wisconsin Hospital Association

The trade group for hospital in Wisconsin.

Workers’ Comp Insider

Workers’ Comp Insider

Wyoming Children’s Health Insurance Program

Designed to ensure that children and teens of both working and non-working families can have the health insurance they need.

Wyoming Department of Health

The primary state agency for providing health and human services, it administers programs maintaining the health and safety of citizens of Wyoming. Its primary approach in solving health problems is prevention.

Wyoming Health Matters

A web-based source of population data and information about Wyoming community health and healthy communities in general.

Wyoming Medicaid information

The joint federal and state government program that pays for medical care for some low  income and medically needy individuals and families.

Wyoming Primary Care Association

Works to expand the availability of high quality, affordable health care services throughout Wyoming. Health Centers are mission-driven health care organizations that deliver compassionate, quality health care to all individuals, with or without insurance, and regardless of their ability to pay.

Wyoming Project Health Care

Project Healthcare is a shared project of several Wyoming advocacy organizations concerned with monitoring the impact of health reform on Wyoming consumers.

Wyoming’s KidCareCHIP

A program that helps Wyoming families provide health insurance for their children.

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