Cost of Injury Reports

WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is a database that gives reports of injury related information.  From this source you can find data about fatal injuries, nonfatal injuries, and violent deaths.  Cost estimates for both fatal and nonfatal injuries are also available.

Managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, provides an easy way to compare insurance plans that are available through health providers.  The website also has a comparison of 4,700 hospitals around the nation so that consumers can make an informed decision on their health care.

New: Pre-existing condition insurance plan. From the site – “Under the new law, people who have been denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition and who have been uninsured for at least six months may qualify to buy insurance”.

Consumer Guides for Getting and Keeping Health Insurance

Created by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, this website offers guides for consumers from each of the 50 states on how to get and keep their health insurance.  Choose a state from the map, and you will be directed to a 45+ page document with a summary of protection, information on group and individual plans, small employer and self-employed information, a glossary and where to go for more assistance.  Very nice!