WEBTREATS: Health Insurance and the Uninsured

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.   Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.

Please also refer to the WEBTREAT Financial Assistance and Low-Cost Health Care, as many of these sites include relevant information.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – Medicare and Insurance
AARP’s health insurance site contains information for Medicare beneficiaries, information on health care reform, supplemental insurance, and more.

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
AHIP is the national association for companies that provide health insurance to consumers and employers. The website includes information on health insurance and health policy issues.

Artists Health Insurance Resource Center
The AHIRC connects artists, craftspeople and entertainment industry workers around the country to health insurance and affordable health care. A directory of resources is available at http://www.ahirc.org.

Bureau of Primary Health Care – Find a Health Center
This is a searchable database of clinics that provide low-cost or free care, and charge based on income.  Users can enter an address or zip code, or state and county for a list of clinics in their area.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Medicaid
This site includes Medicaid information for states and territories as well as Medicaid information for consumers.

Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI)
CAHI develops and promotes free market solutions to increase access to health insurance. The site includes information for consumers on options such as health savings accounts, high risk pools, and more.

Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) - Consumer Information on Health Plans
This website from the U.S. Department of Labor provides information on life and work events and their effects on health benefits. It includes information on the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA, mental health parity, and more.

Families USA
This site has information on Medicaid, Medicare, health reform, health insurance enrollment, health system improvement, health equity, and more.

Foundation for Health Coverage Education
This organization helps uninsured people find coverage by offering an online database of programs, state-by-state guides, and more.

HealthCare.gov
This is the federal government’s health care reform website. There is an online tool where users can find options and apply for health coverage as well as information on the health reform law.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)
This site includes data and reports on health reform, health care costs, health coverage and the uninsured, Medicaid, Medicare, health disparities, and other health policy issues.

Insurance Information Institute
The III provides information on health insurance for consumers, including types of insurance, how to pick a health plan, answers to questions about insurance, and links to other resources.

Insure Kids Now
This website has information on finding health insurance coverage for children through Medicaid or the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program. The site has links to each state’s program.

Medicare.gov
This site contains information for Medicare beneficiaries including health plan options, covered benefits, and a directory of doctors, hospitals, and other services.

MedlinePlus – Health Insurance
From the National Library of Medicine, this site for consumers includes information on health insurance and provides links to other related topics.

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
The NAIC is the organization for state insurance regulators. The website has information on types of insurance for consumers and links to state insurance departments.

National Cancer Institute – Financial, Insurance, and Legal Information
This site has information on financial help, insurance coverage, and support organizations. There is also a link to a searchable database of organizations that offer cancer-related support services.

National Center for Health Statistics – Health Insurance Coverage
This site has statistics on health insurance coverage for adults and children and links to tables and reports from the National Health Interview Survey.

Office of Minority Health - Finding Low-Cost Health Care 101
This website has a list of resources on finding low-cost health care for people who are uninsured or unable to afford medical care.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
PPFA health centers offer lower-cost birth control, gynecological exams, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, abortion, and more. Lists of health centers by area are available on the website or by calling 1-800-230-PLAN.

U.S. Census Bureau – Health Insurance Data
This site includes links to reports and statistics on people with and without health insurance coverage.


jer last revised 3/25/14

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