WEBTREATS: Health Insurance, the Uninsured, and Health Care Reform

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.   jer 7/21/17


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

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.

American Medical Association (AMA) – Affordable Care Act
This website has general information on what reform means to physicians and patients, an overview of major provisions, and other resources for physicians and patients.

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.

The Commonwealth Fund – Health Care Delivery System Reform
This website has information on health care reform, coverage, and access. There are also links to full text publications.

The Commonwealth Fund - Realizing Health Reform's Potential: Women and the Affordable Care Act of 2010
This is the full text of an issue brief which analyzes how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is likely to affect women and their exposure to health care costs over the next decade.

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.

Enroll America
Enroll America’s mission is to ensure that all Americans are enrolled in and retain health coverage. The website has information about the Affordable Coverage Act, health coverage options, and how to enroll.

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 and links to other resources.

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.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems (HIMSS) – Meaningful Use OneSource
This website is designed to help HIMSS members and other organizations prepare for the Meaningful Use and Certification Criteria and Standards regulations. Documents, tools, and links to other resources on meaningful use of electronic medical records are included.

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.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation – Health Reform
This website from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has information and resources on health reform, as well as health reform news, research and analysis, and state-level information.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation – Women’s Health Policy
This website has information on health policy and health care access and coverage for women. There are also links to recent full text Kaiser publications.

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 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.

National Women’s Law Center – Health Care Reform
The NWLC works to ensure that the new health care law benefits women. The website includes information on health reform related to women’s health.

Office of Minority Health – My Coverage, My Care
This website has information for people who have coverage through the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace. There is information on understanding coverage, finding a provider, preventive care and screenings, and more.

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.

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan
This website has information on the federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), including eligibility, how to apply, and state-specific information.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – State Coverage Initiative
The State Coverage Initiatives (SCI) program provides assistance to state leaders to implement health care reform at the state level. The website has information on federal health care reform, full text publications, and links to other resources.

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

Contact:

Mary Hyde
Senior Director

Beth DeFrancis Sun
Special Collections Librarian

Jean Riedlinger
Reference Librarian

resources@acog.org
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