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See also: Long Term Care and Health

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Web Sites

  • Medicare
    The official US government site for Medicare information. Learn about the health plan choices you have as a person with Medicare
  • Benefits Checkup
    a free, easy-to-use service that will identify federal and state assistance programs for older Americans from the National Council On the Aging.
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Formerly the Health Care Financing Adminstration (HCFA), the CMS is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs - two national health care programs that benefit about 75 million Americans.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation: Medicare - Health Policy, Public Opinion & Research
    In this area, the Foundation conducts and supports research and analysis on current Medicare policy issues, monitors key trends, and produces fact sheets, resource books and reports to inform policy discussions. Recent efforts focus on managed care, challenges for vulnerable populations, options for reform, and public education on Medicare issues.
  • Medicare Rights Center
    The Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is a national, not-for-profit organization that helps ensure that older adults and people with disabilities get good affordable health care. MRC provides telephone hotline services to individuals who need answers to Medicare questions or help securing coverage and getting the health care they need.

Pittsburgh Region

  • Gateway Health Plan
    Gateway Health Plan is a Medicaid HMO serving the Medical Assistance population in Pennsylvania that was established in 1992 as a managed care alternative to the Department of Public Welfare's Medical Assistance Program. Gateway Health Plan's business structure is a Limited Partnership between Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Mercy Health Plan.
  • UPMC for Life Medicare Plans
    Includes both medicare and medical assistance plans.