Medicare: Related Links
Alzheimer's Association is the oldest and largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to research of Alzheimer's disease and to providing education and support to Alzheimer's patients and families. The Association opposes reductions in Medicaid funding that threaten eligibility for or access to long term care to those who do not have the resources to pay for their own care.
The American Association of Retired Persons offers basic information on the Medicare program, as well as overviews of current legislative and advocacy issues concerning the program.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization which provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help elders and people with disabilities obtain necessary healthcare. The organization is involved in education, training and litigation activities of importance to Medicare beneficiaries nationwide. Advice, written materials, and legal services are free to Connecticut residents and for a fee to others.
The Center for Social Gerontology is a non-profit, research, training and social policy organization dedicated to promoting individual autonomy of older persons and advancing their well-being in society.
The Commonwealth Fund's Program on Medicare's Future works to assure that pressures for cost savings is balanced against the need to protect vulnerable beneficiaries and to preserve a system that provides accessible, high-quality care. Their homepage provides links to their publications on Medicare reform.
Developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation, kaiserEDU gives health policy students and faculty easy access to data, literature, news, and developments regarding major health policy topics and debates. While kaiserEDU.org is targeted to the academic community, it provides a wealth of information that can be used as an integral part of an educational program, as an additional source for independent research, or as background material for a variety of audiences.
Search the Kaiser Family Foundation's archives for the latest releases on Medicare from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
MEDICARE HMO Managed Care Site is maintained by MCOL, Inc., a healthcare information technology company specialized in delivering managed care information and applications to professionals involved in managed care through the internet and software applications. The site provides general information on managed care and Medicare HMOs.
The Medicare Page from the Center for Medicare Services provides plan comparisons, basic information, and Medicare statistics.
The Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that older adults and people with disabilities with Medicare get good, affordable health care. The Medicare Rights Center Web site offers helpful and reliable Medicare information for consumers and professionals and Medicare counseling by e-mail.
Myziva is a free site for potential nursing home residents and their loved ones to find, compare, and evaluate nursing homes in their community. The site also provides information on what to look for when visiting a nursing home, how to pay for care at such a home, how to get admitted, and how to prepare for admission, as well as a helpful glossary of terms.
The National Center for Policy Analysis' Medicare Page provides analysis and editorials of the Medicare program and Medicare reform.
The National Council On The Aging, Inc. is a center of leadership and nationwide expertise in issues of aging. This non-profit association has a membership which consists of more than 7,500 individuals and organizations.
The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) was established in 1972 to help older Americans live their lives in dignity and freedom from poverty. NSCLC attorneys are knowledgeable in a broad range of legal issues and practice areas that affect the security and welfare of older persons of limited income.
Official Medicare Web site from the U.S. Government offers basic information on the Medicare program and the various options offered. The Prescription Drug Assistance Program page helps consumers get information on programs providing prescription drug assistance to individuals in need. Other online resources include a directory of physicians serving Medicare beneficiaries, an interactive database to help you compare between plans, a complete Spanish language version of the Medicare Health Plan Compare site and enhancements to Nursing Home Compare.
Seniors in Action: The Congress of California Seniors takes stands on issues of importance to midlife and older persons and their families. CCS is affiliated with the National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSC), which advocates at the national level on issues affecting mid-life and older persons. NCSC was instrumental in passing the original Medicare legislation.
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