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The Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM)

The AIM program is a low-cost health care coverage for pregnant women and their newborns. It has been designed for families in the middle-income bracket who don't have health insurance and whose income is too high qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal. AIM is also available to those who have health insurance, but only if the maternity-only deductible or co-payment is more than $500.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

California-The Official State of California's Web Site

For anyone that needs to know anything about the State of California. This comprehensive site offers viewers information about all aspects of California, such as its government system, transportation, history, culture, business, health, education and more.

California Department of Health Care Services

DHS is one of 13 departments comprising the State Health and Welfare Agency. Some of the department's goals are to reduce the occurrence of preventable disease, close the gaps in health status and access to care among the State's diverse population, and provide leadership in reforming the health care system.

California Department of Insurance

The California Department of Insurance is to serve as a national model for establishing a firm and fair regulatory environment which promotes a stable, competitive and financially strong insurance market and produces widely accessible, fairly-priced insurance policies for the benefit of all consumers.

California Department of Managed Health Care

The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) was enacted into law by Governor Gray Davis as part of a sweeping package of reforms designed to ensure high quality prevention and health care for Californians enrolled in managed care plans. The DMHC is a first-in-the-nation, innovative approach toward ensuring aggressive prevention and high quality health care under managed care. The DMHC was established, with full problem-solving, regulatory and licensing responsibilities and powers on July 1, 2000.

California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of the people in California.

California Secretary of State

Under the direction of Secretary of State, the Executive Office sets and oversees implementation of policy for the agency. The site contains information on elections, campaign finance, California business, state museum archives, special programs and more.

CalPERS

CalPERS is the largest public pension system in the nation. With more than $142 billion in assets, CalPERS provides retirement and health benefits to more than 1 million state and local public employees, retirees, and their families, for more than 2,400 employers.

Census Bureau

The national collector and provider of timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the United States.

Center for Disease Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) performs many of the administrative functions for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a sister agency of CDC, and one of eight federal public health agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services. The Director of CDC also serves as the Administrator of ATSDR. CDC's mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. You can also check out their "Rumor Control/Hoaxes" section, found under their press release page, to set the record straight.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Food and Drug Administration

FDA's mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use.

Healthcare.gov

Take health care into your own hands, explore insurance coverage options and learn about how the Affordable Care Act impacts you. Find information for individuals, families, senior citizens, people with disabilities, young adults and employers. A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Healthy Families

A state and federal funded health coverage program for children with family incomes above the level eligible for no cost Medi-Cal and below 200 percent of the federal income guidelines ($27,300 for a family of three).

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board

The MRMIB was created in 1990 with a broad mandate to advise the Governor and the Legislature on strategies for reducing the number of uninsured persons in the state. The Board is comprised of volunteer members appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. The MRMIB is dedicated to improving the health of Californians by increasing access to affordable, comprehensive, quality health care coverage.

The Medical Board of California

The state agency that licenses medical doctors, investigates complaints and disciplines those who violate the law.

National Committee for Quality Assurance

NCQA evaluates how well health plans do their jobs and provide that information
to consumers.

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

OSHPD plans and supports the development of a health care delivery system that meets current and future health care needs of the people of California. OSHPD is involved in a range of planning activities and support services that address key issues of access, cost and quality of health care for all Californians.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

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