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The Consumer Health Action Network is a program of the Connecticut Health Policy Project.

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If you or someone you know in Connecticut does not have health insurance, visit the HUSKY web site to see if you qualify or call toll-free 1-877-CTHUSKY.

If you or someone you know is having a problem with a Connecticut managed care plan, visit the Office of Managed Care Ombudsman web site or call toll-free 1-866-HMO-4446.

Check out your physician's profile, from the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

The Connecticut Department of Insurance web site has a report comparing Connecticut HMOs on quality measures, a report comparing complaints against HMOs, and information on filing an appeal to a denial by a Connecticut HMO.

For Connecticut-specific health information, visit Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network, from the UConn Health Center Library.

For information about Medicare, especially in Connecticut, visit the Center for Medicare Advocacy, or call them toll-free in Connecticut at 1-800-262-4414

Consumer Reports, September 2002 – The perils of buying your own policy

Consumers' Union Health Care Advocacy Site

FAIR Health - a national independent, not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to bring transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information through comprehensive data products and consumer resources.

A Consumer’s Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Connecticut

Your Legal Rights Tool from insure.com.

If you want more information on a specific health care topic or disease, begin at these U.S. Federal sites, Healthfinder and MedLinePlus run by the National Institutes of Health. For information on navigating the complex health care environment, visit the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Another great resource is the National Health Law Project's Consumer Resources page. The Centers for Disease Control has a list of common Health-related Hoaxes and Rumors.

If these resources do not answer your questions, feel free to contact us at information@cthealthpolicy.org or (203) 562-1636 or toll-free at 1-877-24-SHOUT (1-877-247-4688.