Resources

Communicating for America knows that access to a variety of resources helps people become proactive citizens, informed voters and savvy health care consumers. The following list includes phone numbers and Web sites that offer information about a multitude of issues important to rural communities, small businesses and the agricultural industry, as well as sources of health insurance for those who have been denied coverage.


Affordable Care Act State Exchanges

Click your state in the map above or the list below to learn more about the Affordable Care Act options where you live.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Beginning Farmer Program

In 1980, Communicating for America helped Iowa establish the nation’s first Beginning Farmer Loan program. Today, 17 states have Aggie Bond programs, which enable lenders to use private activity bonds to offer targeted beginning farmers lower interest rates. In 1986, Communicating for America led the way in forming an organization comprised of states that operated aggie bond programs.
CA continues to serve as technical adviser on the steering committee of the National Council of State Agricultural Finance Programs and continues to lobby in Washington, D.C., to help make these loan programs available to beginning farmers. Communicating for America also actively lobbies in sates that want to develop new aggie bond programs. This year, Wyoming became the newest state to pass legislation for a program.


High-risk pools

High-risk pools offer a source of guaranteed coverage for those who may struggle to find health insurance due to preexisting medical conditions. Communicating for America helped Minnesota start the nation’s first high-risk pool in 1976. Since that time, an additional 34 states have added high-risk pools — many did so with CA’s help.

In 1992, CA brought together several executive directors from state high-risk pools to create the National Association of Comprehensive Health Insurance Pools (NASCHIP). NASCHIP provides educational opportunities and information for state high-risk insurance pools. Today, 34 states are represented in NASCHIP, and more than 100 people attend its annual meeting.

Call Communicating for America toll-free at 800-432-3276 for more information about high-risk pools in your state.

  • National Assoc. of Comprehensive State Health Insurance Plans
    www.naschip.org

Small business

The following resources provide small businesses with tax and legislative information, as well as information to help entrepreneurs start, run and grow their businesses.


Prescription assistance

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them.

www.pparx.org


Medicare

medicare.gov