Information about Medicare is available from more sources than ever before, and it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. The sites below provide quality information and are used by the Medicare Rights staff.
Medicare.gov is the official U.S. government site for people with Medicare. It offers basic information about the Medicare program and the various options offered.
This tool on the Medicare.gov website helps you find a Medicare prescription drug plan that best suits your needs.
HealthCare.gov offers comprehensive information on the health insurance options available to consumers. The site includes a section that explains health reformís impact on older adults and people with disabilities. HealthCare.gov is managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (En español: CuidadoDeSalud.gov)
This State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) website provides a state-by-state directory of SHIPs, which offer one-on-one counseling on assistance options for people with Medicare.
MedlinePlus, a searchable information directory, draws together health care information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and various government agencies and health-related organizations.
The Social Security Administration delivers Social Security services, such as Retirement and Disability, and processes applications for health care assistance programs such as Extra Help.
The New York State Insurance Department supervises and regulates all insurance business in the state. The Medicare and Health page contains both general and New York State-specific information about Medicare.
Benefits Checkup is a secure, web-based service from the National Council on Aging. It screens older adults for benefits programs that help in paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs.
The Commonwealth Fund is a national foundation that performs and publishes independent research on health and social policy. The site provides information on many policy issues, including Medicare.
The public education project Best Buy Drugs compares the cost, efficacy and safety of different prescription drugs in order to help people become better consumers.
A private nonprofit and nonpartisan foundation, The Kaiser Family Foundation provides policy research on major health issues and disseminates health-related news and information throughout the United States and beyond.
LawHelp helps people with limited incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities.