There are many resources, national, state, and local, that can provide information or assistance to consumers.
- Healthcare.gov, www.healthcare.gov (all state exchanges can be accessed through the federal site)
- The Veterans Administration, www1.va.gov/health
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services www.cms.gov
- State Insurance Department websites
- State Attorney General’s Office
- Your community’s Area on Aging local agency (to find see www.aoa.gov, or call 800 677-1116 for information on local service for older Americans)
- Medicare web site, www.medicare.gov
- Center for Medicare Advocacy, www.medicareadvocacy.org
- Medicare Rights Center, www.medicarerights.org
- National Patient Advocate Foundation, www.npaf.org, 202 347-8009
- Kaiser Family Foundation, www.kff.org
- Insurance company websites
- Info-line for information on local resources, 211 or www.211.org
- Disease-specific support groups, Cancer Society, Leukemia Society, Heart Association, etc.
- FairHealth: Consumer Cost Lookup, www.fairhealthconsumer.org
- Hospital websites
Also, anyone looking for information should conduct an internet search on specific topics to determine if other resources might be identified.