Consumer Guides for
Getting and Keeping Health Insurance
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NEW Updated Consumer Guides are online for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas.
New report! Consumers need more information on what health insurance covers, and this report, from Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute, provides background and a proposal of how to make sure consumers know what their health insurance covers. Read more and download it now.
The in-depth state studies behind this report:
California | Massachusetts
The Georgetown University
Health Policy Institute has written A
CONSUMER GUIDE FOR GETTING AND KEEPING HEALTH INSURANCE for each
state and the District of Columbia — fifty-one in all. These Consumer Guides are available at this
web site and will be updated periodically as changes in federal and
The Guides summarize your
protections, and so may not answer all of your questions. They are
a substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice. Please
consult a qualified expert before making any decisions about your own
health insurance. The authors, the Health Policy Institute, and Georgetown
University specifically disclaim any personal
liability, loss or risk incurred as a consequence of the use and application,
either directly or indirectly, of any information presented herein.
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This web page is dedicated to the memory of Merit Kimball, who devoted her career to improving public understanding of health policy.
Consumer Guides for Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Every State and the District of Columbia
website last updated August 18, 2009