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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

A Guide to the Medicaid Appeals Process

Provides a comprehensive look at the appeals process for the Medicaid program.

Alliance of Claims Assistance Professionals

Provide advocacy for you with your insurance company and providers.

California Health Care Foundation

Dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo.

Commonwealth Fund

A great source of information about your rights and protections with health insurance.

Consumer Health Advocates

Provides free and confidential individual counseling and educational community presentations to individuals, families, advocates and providers about health insurance in New York State.

Consumer Information on Health Plans

Consumer information on rights under the federal health benefits law with respect to job-based plans. The information ranges from general information on the law to numerous specific issues.

Families USA: Stage Agencies

Find state agencies that may be able to address consumer health care problems by improving administrative systems, writing new rules, or better enforcing existing rules.

Health Insurance Complaint Tool

Consumer Reports has created a tool to find the government and legal agencies to turn to for help with surprise medical bills from out-of-network doctors.

National Health Law Program (NHeLP)

Protects and advances the health rights of low-income and underserved individuals and families. NHeLP advocates, educates and litigates at the federal and state levels.

Patient Care

A national health care advocacy and transparency company helping people understand the complicated health care system and make informed decisions about health care spending. 

State Consumer Health Advocacy Program

Develop effective state-based consumer advocacy networks and leverage their influence for multi-state and national impact.

Surprise Medical Bills

Learn about protections against surprise medical bills, and how to appeal.

The Patient Advocate Foundation

Provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness.

The Patient Care Partnership

 informs patients about what they should expect during their hospital stay with regard to their rights and responsibilities.