DC HealthLink: online marketplace for individuals, families, small business owners and their employees in the District of Columbia to shop, compare, and select health insurance
FAQ: What Are The Penalties For Not Getting Insurance? (Source: Kaiser Health News)
Medicaid: How and where do I apply for Medicaid in DC?
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
FAQ: How Getting Married Affects Health Insurance Tax Credits (Source: Kaiser Health News)
ACA FAQs (from the Kaiser Family Foundation): General information about the Affordable Care Act, Marketplace eligibility, health insurance enrollment, and more.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)*
Evidence-based information for improving your health. Learn more about care planning, diagnosis and treatment, living a healthy lifestyle at any age, and how to be more involved in your health care
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention*
Your online source for credible health information and the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Patients can use Things Providers and Patients Should Question
The Choosing Wisely series is developed by national medical specialty organizations, asking their members to “choose wisely” among the tests and procedures commonly used in their fields. This program helps patients choose care that is: supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, free from harm and truly necessary.
when talking with their physicians about their healthcare. Topics include antibiotic use, cancer, medical and imaging tests, and other important health information.
Information for patients from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.
PATIENT SAFETY & PLANNING
MSDC Task Force on Family Violence
The Medical Society of the District of Columbia Task Force on Family Violence is a beacon organization in the city for medical and other helping professionals who are working in the field of intentional abuse within families and partnerships. To learn more about the Task Force, read a report submitted by Task Force Chair Kim Bullock, MD.
National Patient Safety Foundation*
Helps patients locate organizations that are involved with the issues of errors in medicine and patient safety.
Advance Directives - National Healthcare Decisions Day*
The National Healthcare Decisions Day website offers year-round resources for all 50 states. The site includes information from multiple sources on advance care planning, advance directives and information on healthcare decision-making to both the public and providers/facilities.
*MSDC does not endorse these web sites or their sponsoring organizations, but provides them here for your information.