ADDITIONAL INSURANCE RESOURCES
Casework & Financial Assistance
NeedyMeds is a nonprofit organization that helps patients who cannot afford medication or healthcare costs by connecting them to Patient Assistance Programs, government assistance programs, free clinics and other patient advocacy organizations that provide financial assistance. All information is free, easy to access and updated regularly.
The NeedyMeds PH Resource Page is a resource page tailored specifically to pulmonary hypertension patients. It includes an overview of PH, a comprehensive list of FDA-approved treatments and their respective Patient Assistance Programs, links to other patient advocacy organizations that work with the PH community, and links to important pages on PHA’s website.
PAN Foundation seeks to help underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases get the medications and treatment they need by paying for their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability
GoodDays helps patients suffering from chronic medical conditions and who may have limited financial means get access to the medications they need. Their program helps qualified patients pay their insurance co-pays so they can get immediate access to prescription medications that will give them relief from pain and suffering.
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation, assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.
Insure Kids Now! is a national campaign to link the nation’s 10 million uninsured children – from birth to age 18 – to free and low-cost health insurance.
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives is an association of over 3,900 attorneys and other advocates who represent Social Security and Supplemental Security Income claimants. Members are committed to providing high quality representation for claimants, to maintaining a system of full and fair adjudication for every claimant, and to advocating for beneficial change in the disability determination and adjudication process.
Medicare, Medicaid and Government
Healthcare.gov is the official U.S. government site on healthcare reform. It provides information to help you understand the new law, tools to find insurance options, tips on how to stay healthy, and a glossary to explain insurance terminology.
GovBenefits helps you to locate both your federal and state benefits.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administers the Medicare program, and works in partnership with the states to administer Medicaid, the State Children’s Health insurance Program (SCHIP) and health insurance portability Standards.
Medicare.gov is the official U.S. government site for people with Medicare. Through this site you can find out more information about Medicare, what your plan covers, choosing Medicare plans and enrolling in Medicare.
Medicare Rights Center is a national nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.
Medicare Interactive Counselor is a dynamic, independent online resource of free information that helps older adults and people with disabilities navigate the complex world of health insurance.
The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) delivers Social Security benefits and services through a nationwide network of more than 1,400 offices.
Social Security Handbook on the web includes the provisions of the Social Security Act, regulations issued under the Act, and court precedence (rulings). It is one of numerous publications about the Social Security programs. It is a readable, easy to understand resource for the very complex Social Security programs and services.
General Insurance Information
Health Insurance (Medline Plus) gives information on the latest health insurance news, health insurance overview, specific conditions, research, law and policy.
Health Insurance Action Center (Psoriasis Foundation) was developed to help people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis access the care they need. Each page in the directory compiles available information such as the website of the health plan, formulary (for prescription drugs) and medical policies.
Health Insurance In-Depth defines some basic health plan terminology, explains deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments and describes the legal protections associated with major medical insurance.
Health Insurance Info (The Georgetown University Health Policy Institute) provides a consumer guide for getting and keeping health insurance for each state and the District of Columbia – fifty-one in all. These Consumer Guides are available at this website and will be updated periodically as changes in federal and state policy warrant.
Medical Billing and Coding Certification (MB&CC) offers a number of health insurance guides to help you understand your medical bills, health insurance, the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.
Q&A About Health Insurance (USHHS) helps you choose a plan that is right for you. Definitions of health insurance terms are also given in order to help you with your task.