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NURS 7324 - Healthcare Economics & Policy: Government Resources

Library and other resources for Nursing policy

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMS is a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It provides information about Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP.

Department of Labor

From their website: The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.

Texas Specific Resources

If you are looking at the State level, you need to review state-specific information. These links are specific to Texas, but other states have similar resources.

Military Health

The Military Health System (MHS), within the United States Department of Defense, provides health care to active duty, reserve, and retired US Military personnel and their dependents. This is a major healthcare enterprise reaching over 9 million people.

Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans, by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.