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Pfizer Public Policy:Government Programs

Here are a few links to Web sites that offer information on government health insurance and prescription drug programs.

Medicare

The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare , The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency which administers Medicare, created this site as the main online resource for Medicare beneficiary information.

Information on CMS Implementation of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 , The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

This link - a subsection on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Web site - provides a gateway to learn more about the implementation of Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) benefits and reforms.

Medicaid

  • Medicaid Drug Rebate Program , The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
    The Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, created by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1990, requires that manufacturers enter into an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide rebates for their drug products paid for by Medicaid. This Web site offers more information concerning this program.
     
  • Medicaid State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) , The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
     
    As part of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, Congress created the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to address the growing problem of children without health insurance. SCHIP was designed as a Federal/State partnership, similar to Medicaid, with the goal of expanding health insurance to children whose families earn too much money to be eligible for Medicaid, but not enough money to purchase private insurance. This Web site provides information about the SCHIP program for consumers and researchers.

General Health Information

Healthfinder - Your Guide to Reliable Health Information, healthfinder® healthfinder® is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.

 

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