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Center for Health Care Strategies

"The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is a nonprofit health policy resource center dedicated to improving the quality and cost effectiveness of health care services for low-income populations and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. "

Center for Studying Health Systems Change

"The mission of the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) is to inform policy makers and private decision makers about how local and national changes in the financing and delivery of health care affect people. HSC strives to provide high-quality, timely and objective research and analysis that leads to sound policy decisions, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the American public."

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servoces

An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CMS administers the Medicare and Medicaid systems.

Commonwealth Fund

"The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults."

Health Care for America Now

HCAN is an "issue advocacy organization"  i.e., a lobbying group.  It is a coalition of dozens of non-profits, unions, and political action committees.  The stated purpose is to urge passage of the Obama administration's health care reform bill. 

Health Insurance Reform Reality Check

The Whitehouse.

Information produced by the Administation doesn't claim to be objective, but the title Reality Check suggests this site offers another, real version of what the current Administration's proposal would involve.

Health Reform

U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services.

An explanation of the  health care reform legislation passed in March 2010.  Keep  in mind that this site is controled by the White House.

National Coalition on Health Care

"The nation's largest and most broadly representative alliance working to improve America's health care. The Coalition, which was founded in 1990 and is non-profit and rigorously non-partisan, is comprised of more than 70 organizations, employing or representing about 150 million Americans. "

National Conference on State Legislatures: Health Issues

Health related to policy issues are presented by conservative group that assists legislators and their staffs.

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