LINKS & RESOURCES:
HEALTHCARE & INSURANCE
Your Guide to Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs)
Provides information on SNPs, including how they work, services and benefits, joining, and deciding if a SNP is right for your family.
Consumer Guides for Getting & Keeping Health Insurance
Georgetown University Insitute for Healthcare Research & Policy site that summarizes consumer protections by each state.
Child Health Law and Policy Project
Policy summaries on children's healthcare insurance.
Centers for Medicare & Mediaid Services
Federal agency within the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services that runs the State Children Health Insurance Program.
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services - Insure Kids Now Program
Provides information on state government programs offering low-cost or free health insurance for kids in working families.
American Academy of Pediatrics - "How to Use Your Managed Care Plan Effectively"
Question and answers for families with children.
Children's Medical Center of Dallas site providing basic information on managed care versus other traditional insurance plans.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. Help families to resolve issues involving insurance enrollment/appeals and offer education and financial resources in areas of Healthcare Reform, the Family Medical Leave Act and debt relief.