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  • Black lung disease benefits

    The Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation, or Federal Black Lung Program, administers claims filed under the Black Lung Benefits Act. The Act provides compensation to coal miners who are totally disabled by pneumoconiosis arising out of coal mine employment, and to survivors of coal miners whose deaths are attributable to the disease. Content Detail

    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Compare dialysis facilities

    Compare dialysis facilities in your area. Content Detail

    U.S Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • County Public Hospitals in Iowa

    Many counties have a public hospital that must give free care to some people who live there. Many of these hospitals use "county hospital" in their name. Go to this website, select "County Public Health" and then select "Hospitals" for a list of county public hospitals in Iowa. Content Detail

  • Dealing With Medical Debt

    It is important to plan for medical expenses. Equally important is knowing how to deal with medical bills when you have no money to pay them. Read More

  • Find the nearest drug abuse and alcoholism treatment facility

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Free Dental Care Available

    The program, "Donated Dental Services," is for low-income elderly and disabled Iowans who are unable to get care they need. Content Detail

  • Getting Emergency Medical Care

    Hospitals must treat you - even if you don’t have insurance - when you have an emergency condition or are a woman in active labor. Hospitals must treat your medical emergency until you become stable. The hospital may bill you later, but it cannot turn you away from emergency care. Read More

  • Getting Free Care at One of Iowa's County Hospitals

    Any resident of Iowa with a county hospital may be able to get free care from the hospital if they meet certain conditions. Read More

  • Getting Medical Assistance

    Many people need help paying for health care. Iowa has several programs that may help you. Read More

    Iowa Legal Aid
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  • Getting Mental Health Services

    If you, a friend, or a family member needs help with a mental health problem, there are programs and facilities that can help. Read More

    Iowa Legal Aid
  • Getting the Health Care Services You Need

    Has your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid denied you help? You don't have to take no for an answer. Read More

  • hawk-i Insurance for Children

    What do you do when your children have no health insurance but you have too much money to be eligible for Title 19? You may want to consider the hawk-i program. Read More

    Iowa Legal Aid
  • Health Care Information for Asian Americans

    Tufts University provides unprecedented health resources for Asian Americans whose first language is not English. The Web site provides detailed health information in seven Asian languages, specifically Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Thai and Vietnamese. It is a unique multi-language health information site because it is for both physicians and patients. Content Detail

  • Help if you are blind or have low vision

    Information for those who are blind or have low vision about benefits you may get through Social Security. Content Detail

    U.S. Social Security Administration
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Programs

    Sometimes a person who requires health-related care and assistance with activities of daily living does not need or want to move out of his or her home. Medicaid may be able to provide help for persons with disabilities who can live at home with support. Read More


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