- the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare

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This site has federal consumer information, including health and health care quality information.

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This is the official site of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The mission of HHS is to protect health and give a special helping hand to those who need assistance. HHS provides support and protection to older Americans, and to the Nation's infants and children. The Department also provides aid to people with disabilities, as well as assistance and new opportunity for those in need.

Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disability Opens in a new window

The Office on Disability (created by the Department of Health and Human Services) oversees the implementation and coordination of disability programs, policies and special initiatives for 54 million persons with disabilities.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Opens in a new window

HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.

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The Department of Veteran Affairs website has information on VA programs, veterans' benefits, VA facilities worldwide, and VA medical automation software.

Firstgov Opens in a new window

This site provides one resource for all U.S. Federal Government resources on the internet.

Healthfinder Opens in a new window

This site has reliable health information from many sources to help people stay healthy, understand diagnoses, explore treatment options, and find support.

Insure Kids Now Opens in a new window

Do your grandchildren need health insurance? The State Child Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) is the largest single expansion of health insurance coverage for children in more than 30 years. Today, nearly 11 million American children -- one in seven are uninsured. S-CHIP enables States to insure children from working families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to afford private coverage. Help get your grandchildren the health coverage they need to grow up healthy and strong.

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The NIH SeniorHealth website containing information for older adults was developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, both part of the National Institutes of Health. This website contains a wide range of information on many health topics including: Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Balance Problems, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Diabetes, Exercise for Older Adults, Hearing Loss, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Taking Medicines, and many more.

Office of Personnel Management (Federal Retirees) Opens in a new window

This web site provides information for federal retirees and surviving spouses of federal employees that need to to keep their health coverage.

Social Security Administration Opens in a new window

This site has information about ordering a replacement Medicare card, changing your address or phone number, and applying for Social Security Retirement Benefits.

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TRICARE for Life (TFL) is expanded medical coverage for Medicare-eligible uniformed service retirees age 65 or older, their eligible family members and survivors, and certain former spouses.

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