Government Links

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 Governor’s Office

The governor of California is the head of state and head of government of  California. The California governor is the chief executive of the state government and the commander-in-chief of the California National Guard and the California State Guard.

California Secretary of State

Under the direction of the 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.

California State Assembly

The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. The Assembly convenes, along with the State Senate, at the California State Capitol in Sacramento.

California State Senate

The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. The State Senate convenes, along with the State Assembly, at the California State Capitol in Sacramento.

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.

Covered California / California Health Benefit Exchange

Covered California is the health insurance marketplace in the U.S. state of California established under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The exchange enables eligible individuals and small businesses to purchase private health insurance coverage at federally subsidized rates. It is administered by an independent agency of the government of California.

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.

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.

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.

U.S. House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives is the lower house of the United States Congress, with the Senate being the upper house. Together they compose the national bicameral legislature of the United States.

U.S. Senate

The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, with the House of Representatives being the lower chamber. Together they compose the national bicameral legislature of the United States.

White House

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States.

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