The federal government manages this insurance site, which provides the most authoritative and readable information available regarding health insurance and health reform. It is available in several languages.
BenefitsCheckUp is a free service supported by the National Council on Aging that helps patients locate benefits to help cover the costs of medications and health care. After answering a series of simple questions, users will receive a free report detailing any applicable assistance programs.
The Caring Voice Coalition offers outreach services that provide financial, emotional, and educational support for a variety of chronic diseases including Huntington's disease, narcolepsy, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic pain, among others.The site's resources are meant to put patients in touch with patient-assistance associations categorized by disease.
The Medicare Rights Center ensures that older adults and people with disabilities have access to affordable health care, providing a number of free e-newsletters, training catalogues, and trusted outside resources.
This website is devoted to offering information related to cystic fibrosis, including a rundown of the disease's causes and effects, available treatments and therapies, tips for caregivers, locations of care centers across the U.S., and updates on drug development as clinical trials continue to expand.
Psychology Today's pool of authors includes renowned psychologists, academics, psychiatrists, and writers, all of whom contribute research and opinion on the workings of the human brain. Popular topics explored through the site's articles include addiction, behavioral health, anxiety, psychiatry, happiness, and much more.
The Alliance for Health Reform is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes affordable quality health care for all Americans. The site provides expert perspectives on these issues in the form of briefings, transcripts and webinars, sourcebooks for journalists, toolkits, videos, and more.
This website includes information on numerous gynecological topics including sexual health and cancer screenings, as well as links to centers that provide affordable care for men and women.
This commercial website contains extensive information about physicians organized by ZIP code. Users can search by location or doctor name, specialty, condition, or procedure. The site also contains medical information as well as a symptom-checker.
Sponsored by the National Council on Aging, and in partnership with Aon Retiree Health Exchange, this educational website is designed to make it easier for people ages 65 and older to make informed decisions about their health coverage. In addition to a variety of interactive educational materials, the site also provides free one-on-one assistance with selecting and enrolling in healthcare coverage that best suits the individual.
USA.gov offers a fairly comprehensive overview of finding health insurance, with enrollment information for different government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and COBRA. There are also ample resources to help consumers manage the cost of medical bills and prescription drug costs. The site also serves as an entry point for many other federal agencies and services beyond heath care.
This government-sponsored website is the definitive source for Medicare enrollment, costs, quality, and services. The site offers a variety of tools and materials including a provider-locator tool, claims and appeals assistance, insurance information, overviews of medical costs, and more.
This section of the Medicare website lists hospitals in every ZIP code and publishes information on how each hospital performs in meeting Medicare's quality and safety standards. This allows patients to compare hospitals across regions.
The National Parkinson Foundation, supported by the Parkinson's Foundation, provides consumer-friendly materials that help visitors understand Parkinson's disease symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and caregiving in addition to research advances and tools to find help.
eHealthInsurance provides an online commercial insurance enrollment service across multiple states, with tools for comparing different plan costs. The information is free but requires registration to connect with an insurance agent.
Consumer Reports dedicates a section of its website to covering health insurance topics including Medicare coverage, subsidies, navigating the loss of insurance coverage, picking plans, using health insurance, health news, and more.
This consumer-oriented website offers a tool to locate hospitals and physicians. The doctor-finder tool allows users to search for physicians by entering a ZIP code, physician specialty, or physician name. Once the search results are generated, users can view information about the physician and their hospital affiliations.
This charity organization seeks to accelerate Parkinson's research in order to find a cure. The website hosts numerous educational materials to help consumers understand Parkinson's disease by focusing on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, paying for care, caregiving, and much more. There is also a substantial section of the site geared toward researchers.
The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy serves neurologic physical therapy providers by providing continuing education and promoting the best recovery, wellness, and quality of life for patients.
Healthcare Bluebook is a resource that offers snapshots of fair prices for medical procedures, tests, and services across the U.S. Premium access provides a breakdown of costs by individual fee.
This website offers pricing information to estimate the expected costs of medical procedures and treatments by postal code. It also uses a formula to estimate out-of-pocket costs for insured patients. Consumers are limited to 20 searches per week.
Medical Cost Advocate acts as a billing agent for the patient and helps consumers obtain a discount before or after a procedure or treatment. The service claims expertise in all health, medical, and dental procedures, and they earn a 35% commission on any savings.
This website identifies the locations of CVS urgent care clinics (called MinuteClinics). The clinics, located within CVS pharmacies, focus on preventive services, screening, and treatment of minor conditions. There is also a limited amount of general health information available for consumers.
WebMD's Men's Health section offers varied resources that do not focus on any particular aspect. Users can access information on diseases and conditions as they relate to men's health such as prostate cancer, hair loss, strength training, testosterone, and more.
ZocDoc helps patients book online appointments with medical providers. Users can view a doctors' available appointment times and instantly book online, compare verified user-reviews, receive tailored health reminders, fill out and save forms online, and more.
The Savvy Senior is a media and information service for older adults and the families who support them. This resources page covers a broad swath of relevant topics for seniors including "Caregiving and Support Services," "Finances and Retirement," "Health Resources," and "Insurance." Instead of publishing original content, each topic here is explored through a collection of links to outside resources.
This website provides information about health insurance, quality, costs, drugs, and treatments, all provided free of charge. More detailed information on consumer healthcare products is available by subscription.
Prescribe to Prevent works to prevent drug overdose by increasing access to naloxone and other lifesaving rescue kits. The site features information for pharmacists as well as patients.
The Oral Cancer Foundation represents those who are currently, or have been, impacted by oral cancer, providing the world's largest patient support group for the disease. Users can download thorough overviews of causes, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and current research, or visit the excellent resources page, which features an extremely comprehensive sampling of issues and topics relevant to those suffering from oral cancer.
AgingCare.com is designed for caregivers of the elderly, providing online support through education, peer-to-peer communication, expert perspectives, and individualized tools. The website covers many important topics in eldercare including assisted living, financial planning, hospice, memory care, health insurance, and more.
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization that often partners with major news organizations to provide the public with up-to-date health policy analysis and journalism. The site features polls reflecting public sentiment regarding health care, unbiased coverage of medical debt, and news on the changing state of private insurance.
The National Women's Health Network is a political voice in the field of women's health. Founded in Washington D.C., their goal is to shape policy and support consumers by monitoring regulations and the healthcare industry. With articles on health issues, as well as resources to get involved in effecting change, they assist women and other citizens to educate themselves and make their voices heard.
U.S. News offers information on how to purchase health insurance in every state, along with a guide to Medicare plans for those over the age of 65.
Guroo, provided by the Health Care Cost Institute, is a free website that provides information about nationwide health costs. Consumers will also find helpful materials on procedure overviews and cost breakdowns, what to expect from certain procedures, questions to ask your physician, and how to prepare for treatment.
New Choice Health helps consumers find and compare pricing for local medical services, which may be limited depending on location. Users can search for specific procedures like "Brain MRI" and see estimated price ranges for local facilities based on the user's health insurance coverage. New Choice Health also facilitates virtual appointment-setting services.
Access Better Coverage is an educational resource that guides consumers through the process of accessing health insurance. With an engaging video series, a helpful glossary for insurance jargon, state-specific insurance enrollment tools, and an active blog, this website is a valuable resource for anyone looking to learn more about navigating the health insurance industry.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance increases awareness of patient assistance programs designed to help mitigate the costs of prescription medications. For no fee, users can input their medications by name and, after providing some basic personal information, browse those assistance programs for which they are eligible. Completing the application process is as simple as downloading, filling out, and mailing off the appropriate applications.
Patient Advocate Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing a variety of case management services to those who suffer from chronic and life-threatening illnesses. They serve as a liaison been patients and their insurer, employer, and/or creditors, featuring lists of resources by ZIP code and a phone service for patient questions.
HealthInsurance.org is an online resource that provides information on obtaining health insurance outside of the federal exchange. By entering information like name, age, location, marital status, and income, users will be able to compare those policies most appropriate to their personal situation.
This website, provided by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, is the premier site for resources on veteran-specific health care. The site covers general health information and explains the benefits and services available to military veterans who have been honorably discharged from duty.
This section of WebMD serves as a physician directory that can be searched by location or by the physician's name or specialty. The physician's medical school credentials are also provided, along with accepted insurance, user ratings, office information, etc.
The U.S. Department of State provides a helpful overview of how to care for elderly loved ones, with information on discussing changes in living situation, potential issues that signal when a lifestyle change may be necessary, various housing options, legal issues to consider, how to pay for long-term care, and resources for locating eldercare assistance.
Sherpaa is a virtual telemedicine service for issues commonly treated by primary care physicians or urgent care centers, prescription refills, arranged care for issues with in-network providers, etc. Online consultations allow for unlimited 24/7 care by a team of in-house physicians without appointment, though this service is available only to those whose employer or insurance company has a contract with the company.