Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesFormerly known as the Health Care
Financing Administration (HCFA), this is
the federal agency responsible for
SCHIP (State Children's Health
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act),
CLIA (Clinical Laboratory
Improvement Amendments), and several
other health-related programs.
MedicareMedicare has its own homepage, with resources not only to learn about Medicare but also to compare health care plans and nursing homes.
Social Security OnlineAmazingly complex area of the law; get answers to your questions online here.
Also found here is the
Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool
("BEST"). BEST is a tool that you
can use to find out if you could be
eligible for benefits from any of the
programs Social Security administers.
California Health Advocates.California Health Advocates (CHA) is
a nonprofit organization dedicated to
timely and responsive education and
advocacy efforts on behalf of California
Medicare beneficiaries and the