Kaiser is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own research, journalism and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies. They serve as a non-partisan source of facts, information, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable, and timely change.
The Catalyst Center creates publications and products, answers technical assistance questions, researches innovative state-based financing strategies, guides stakeholders to outside resources, and connects those interested in working together to address complex health care financing issues.
Families USA – Families USA is a national, nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
Health Cost was developed by the New Hampshire Insurance Department and the Commissioner’s Advisory Committee on Health Insurance. The site contains information for consumers and employers. Health Cost provides information on the price of medical care in New Hampshire by insurance plan and by procedure. It also provides the estimate price of medical care for the uninsured. The consumer website is updated on a quarterly basis. This site gives patients information about the price of health care services. The price information is based on paid claims data collected from New Hampshire’s health insurers by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Comprehensive Health Care Information System. This website serves as a resource to help you make informed decisions about purchasing health care services and insurance. The FAQs section of this website also provides information on the site’s methodologies as well as information on types of health insurance.
The N.H. Medication Bridge Program is a private-public partnership of many organizations under the leadership of the Foundation for Healthy Communities. The goal of the program is to help eligible uninsured and underinsured patients of all ages to receive needed prescription medications from pharmaceutical companies’ Patient Assistance Programs. They currently work with forty-seven sites across NH that assist people in accessing these medications. Their sites include hospitals, community health centers, physician offices, senior housing, ServiceLink, and non-profit organizations. For more information on NH Medication Bridge Program, contact the Foundation for Healthy Communities.
The New Hampshire Health Access Network is a voluntary effort by health care providers to improve access to health care for low-income children and adults statewide. The Network helps low-income people in New Hampshire who do not have health insurance or do not have enough money to pay for hospital care, doctor visits or other medical care. For more information about the NH Health Access Network, their website provides an online application or contact the Financial Assistance Department at your local hospital.