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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The US Health Care Financing Administration provides this site, a clearinghouse of information resources on Medicare and Medicaid. Included are consumer and technical publications, national legislative information, statistical overviews, and a state directory of basic contact information, among other features.
Losing Health Insurance: Unintended Consequences of Welfare Reform

Conducted by Families USA, a health consumer group, this first national study of the connection between welfare reform and the loss of health insurance estimates that up to 675,000 people were uninsured in 1997 as a direct result of welfare reform. As 1997 was the first year of welfare reform implementation, the group expects the number of uninsured to increase dramatically in the next several...

Brought to the Web by the National Council on the Aging (NCOA), with assistance from a number of national organizations and companies, this new site is designed to help seniors become aware of benefits they may not be receiving. According to NCOA, millions of seniors do not collect the foodstamps or SSI income to which they are entitled or do not participate in Medicaid, though they are eligible....
The Kaiser Family Foundation: Medicare and Medicaid at 40

The Medicare and Medicaid health programs are two of the most influential government policies. Signed into law forty years ago, they have continued to provide medical protection to a wide range of people in American society. To celebrate and document the achievements of this program, the Kaiser Family Foundation has created this site, which contains a number of helpful materials, including a...