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CMS.gov and How to Get Information about Medicare

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the government agency that administers the Medicare program, along with other federal programs, like Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CMS is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

What kind of information does CMS.gov have?

When you visit CMS.gov, you can find information about things like:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Program)
  • Outreach and education materials about the programs above

There’s more information on CMS.gov, too – data from research, regulatory information, and more.

Should I go to CMS.gov to learn about Medicare?

You’re certainly welcome to visit CMS.gov anytime you’d like. Much of the information on the site is geared for health-care providers and people looking for regulatory guidance.

For everyday, easy-to-read information about Medicare, you’re welcome to browse our many informative articles at ehealthmedicare.com. When you view an article, you can click on other topics listed on the same page, and even search for a topic.

You can also visit medicare.gov for other consumer-friendly information about Medicare.

At eHealth, we not only provide a free library of articles about Medicare – we also have a free, no-obligation plan finder tool. To compare Medicare plan options where you live, enter your ZIP code and click the button on this page. To get personalized assistance, contact eHealth to speak with a licensed insurance agent.

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