Managed Care / Health Insurance
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Affordable Care Act - Health Insurance Marketplace
The health insurance marketplace opens up on October 1, 2013, are you prepared? Get ready by informing yourself as January 1, 2014 deadline looms.
Cover Oregon "new"
Cover Oregon is a new central marketplace where Oregon individuals and employers will be able to shop for health insurance plans and access financial assistance to help pay for coverage.
This will serve as a one-stop resource that makes it easy to find the plan for your unique needs.
Intended for a general consumer audience, this site provides information and links on health care and health insurance; including state-specific information and a glossary.
Health Plan Report Card
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Using a team of trained health care experts which includes physicians, these expert surveyors evaluate the health plan’s structure and operations against NCQA’s standards that address such things as patient safety, communication with members and other important areas of service.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has created this tool to help the public search for coverage options. After answering initial questions, users are directed then to a page that continues the insurance finder process based on answers to specific questions.
Also available in Spanish.
Find all the information you need on this jointly-funded, Federal-State health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people. Families USA keeps you updated on rapid legislative changes that affect this program.
Medicaid Resource Book
From the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, it describes how the Medicaid program operates -- who it covers, what it covers, how it is financed, and how it is administered.
This area of the Families USA site provides information on various aspects of the Medicare program, including low-income issues, Part D prescription drug coverage, and Medicare Advantage plans.
Medicare Rights Center is one of the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare.
This offering from the Medicare Rights Center can help you find answers about Medicare benefits simply by typing a word or phrase into the "Find" bar.
MedlinePlus - Health Insurance
You will find health insurance coverage information to diseases and conditions including mental health and prescription drug coverage, financial issues, regulations and laws along with the new policies put into place under the passed legislation.
Mr. Long-Term Care
Understand the ins and outs of the Long Term Care Industry at this award winning site.
Oregon PricePoint System
This web site allows health care consumers in Oregon to receive basic, facility-specific information about services and charges.
People With Medicare & Medicaid Center
Find out all you need to know from the official US Government sites for Medicare and Medicaid.
2-1-1 Info "new" | also available in Spanish
Formerly known as Oregon Health Connect 2-1-1 Info still links you to information about health care and health insurance in Oregon. Use the Community Resource Database to find public health programs like Oregon Health Plan. Locate affordable medical services at health clinics and county health departments.
Your Medicare Costs "new"
Medicare.gov provides information for you to learn about the many aspects of the Medicare program from payment assistance to breaking down the Medicare's parts, services that are available, and costs for those services.
Choosing Wisely® aims to promote conversations between physicians and patients by identifying five tests or procedures commonly used in nine medical specialties in the United States.
Guide to Diagnostic Tests
Discover what test you may need, why it is being scheduled for you, and how to prepare for it from the Harvard Medical School.
Lab & Diagnostic Tests
eCureMe presents a comprehensive list of lab & diagnostic medical test information.
Lab Tests Online
Created for the layperson by the laboratory professionals who do the testing, easy-to-use information about lab tests is presented.
Procedures & Tests A - Z List
Developed by MedicineNet.com this index in lay language and by physicians provides detailed information on medical procedures and tests with some illustrations.
Male Breast Cancer
Information and resources on this under reported cancer from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Men's Health Center
Mayo Clinic organizes information on health issues key to men, including prostate health, sexual health, STDs and fertility.
Educational resources and support from the National Cancer Institute. Choose from organized lists to get information and resources you need on prostate cancer.