This is a list of links to web resources that provide information about insurance coverage issues from both a national and state perspective.
- CMS: Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) page for the CHIP prgram, a state and federal partnership that targets uninsured children and pregnant women in families with incomes too high to qualify for most state Medicaid programs, but often too low to afford private coverage.
- Families USA: Medicaid
The Families USA Medicaid information page. Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
- Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)
The KFF Medicaid/CHIP information page. KFF is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S.
- CMS: Medicaid Waivers and Demonstrations
Information about waiver and demonstration authorities to allow states flexibility in operating Medicaid programs.
- National Health Law Program Waiver Watch
The Medicaid waiver watch page for a national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities.
- Alliance for Health Reform
The Alliance for Health Reform is a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that provides that information to elected officials and their staffs, journalists, policy analysts and advocates.
- Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC)
HSC is a nonpartisan policy research organization that designs and conducts studies focused on the U.S. health care system to inform the thinking and decisions of policy makers in government and private industry.
- Kaiser Health News
Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news organization committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics.
- National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)
NASHP is an independent academy of state health policymakers working together to identify emerging issues, develop policy solutions, and improve state health policy and practice.
- National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Health Issues Page
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, providing research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.
- National Governor's Association (NGA)
NGA is a bipartisan organization of the nation's governors, promoting visionary state leadership, sharing best practices and speaking with a unified voice on national policy.
- SHADAC's State Health Access Profiles
The State Health Access Profile is a comprehensive profile of access to health care in the states.
- State Coverage Initiatives (SCI)
SCI is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program and provides timely, experience-based information and assistance to state leaders in order to help them move health care reform forward at the state level.
- State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC)
SHADAC is funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help states monitor rates of health insurance coverage and to understand factors associated with uninsurance.
- Urban Institute's Health and Healthcare Topic Page
The Urban Institute is a nonpartisan economic and social policy research center that gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance, and educates Americans on social and economic issues.
Other Federal Resources
- Medicaid State Waiver Program Demonstration Project
CMS Information about state-specific Medicaid waiver and demonstration programs. Users can access fact sheets, copies of proposals, approval letters, and other documents related to specific programs.
- Insure Kids Now
A resource for state-specific information about Medicaid and CHIP programs, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.