AMHA - Consumer Advocacy Links
Families USA -- A Voice for the Health Care Consumer
An exceptional organization dedicated to ensuring patientsí rights. They work to regulate managed care on state and federal levels, monitor issues of Medicaid, Medicare, children's health insurance, and universal health care. This site has great summaries of developments in Congress and thorough information on the Single-Payer Health Care System, an alternative they support. See their startling article on the enormous compensations given to managed care CEOs. The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights
The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights
Their mission is to be a watchdog for consumer rights within the healthcare system. Great site, includes Insurance Complaint sites and information on current medical reform.
This organization is dedicated to establishing the liability of managed care organizations for the consequences of their decisions. HARP is a resource for patients, doctors, and attorneys seeking to establish the liability of HMOs, Managed Health Care Organizations, and Nursing Facilities for the consequences of their decisions. They are concerned that in the headlong rush to "Efficient" Medical care, the organizations involved are losing sight of the "Quality" of the care they provide.
How to Play HMO Hardball
How to play HMO hardball teaches patients how to prevent and reverse the wrongful denial of necessary healthcare by HMOs and their doctors. Book contains easy-to-use, fill-in-the-blanks documents that are critical to successful patient appeals, arbitrations and lawsuits.
Citizens' Council on Health Care
Progressive group from
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