Health Facts Plus: Health Insurance

Health Facts Plus: Health Insurance

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Health Insurance Bridges Gap for Poor Families (01/03/2007, Reuters Health)

Most Americans Want Public Policies to Prevent Obesity (12/28/2006, HealthDay)

Insurance Doesn''t Cure Health-Care Disparities (12/21/2006, HealthDay)

Health Insurance: Understanding What It Covers (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish Health Insurance: Understanding Your Health Plan''s Rules (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish

Tax Subsidies for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance to Exceed $200 Billion This Year (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Emergency Care -- Know What Your Health Plan Covers (American College of Emergency Physicians) Employer or Union Coverage (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Health Insurance - Provision of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (Center for Mental Health Services) How Your Bills Get Paid: Medigap (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Insurance (Dental Benefits) (American Dental Association) Medicare and Other Health Benefits: Your Guide to Who Pays First (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) - Large PDF file Medigap (Supplemental Insurance) Policies (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Prescriptions and Insurance Plans (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish Uninsured: Access to Medical Care (American College of Emergency Physicians) Your Guide to the Appeals Process (Patient Advocate Foundation)

Use of Health Care Services by Lower-Income and Higher-Income Uninsured Adults (05/03/2006, American Heart Association)

State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIPs) (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Dept. of Labor

COBRA Continuation of Coverage (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Employee''s Guide to Health Benefits Under COBRA (Dept. of Labor) - Large PDF file Also available in Spanish ERISA: What Is It and How Does It Affect You (Patient Advocate Foundation) How to File a Claim for Your Benefits (Dept. of Labor) Life Changes Require Health Choices: Know Your Benefit Options (Dept. of Labor) Also available in Spanish Mental Health Parity Act (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Newborns'' and Mothers'' Health Protection Act (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Pension and Health Care Coverage: Questions and Answers for Dislocated Workers (Dept. of Labor) Questions and Answers on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Nondiscrimination Requirements (Dept. of Labor) Women''s Health and Cancer Rights Act (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

City vs. City: When It Comes to Health Insurance Costs, Geography Matters (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) FASTATS: Health Insurance Coverage (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Health Insurance Coverage in America: 2003 Data Update (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) - Large PDF file Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January – March 2006 (National Center for Health Statistics) - Large PDF file Health Insurance Data (Bureau of the Census) Low Income Uninsured Children by State [2003-2005] (Bureau of the Census) Percentage of Persons of All Ages Who Failed to Obtain Needed Medical Care Due to Cost at Some Time during the Past 12 Months: United States, 1997-2006 (National Center for Health Statistics) - Links to PDF Uninsured Individuals and Their Access to Health Care (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) - Links to PDF

Children''s Mental Health — Insurance and Payment Issues (American Academy of Pediatrics) Insure Kids Now: Find Your State (Dept. of Health and Human Services) - Directory of low-cost or no-cost health insurance programs for children by state Also available in Spanish Insure Kids Now: Questions and Answers (Dept. of Health and Human Services) Also available in Spanish Low Cost Health Insurance for Families & Children (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

Frequently Asked Questions about Health Insurance and Women (National Women''s Health Information Center) - Links to PDF Life Events Impact Health Benefit Needs (Dept. of Labor) Women''s Health Insurance Coverage (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) - Links to PDF

Can the Retiree Health Benefits Provided by Your Employer Be Cut? (Dept. of Labor) Insurance, Financing, and Costs of Health Care (AGS Foundation for Health in Aging)

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Date last updated: 04 January 2007 Topic last reviewed: 11 October 2006