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  • Find free or low cost health and dental care

    Learn more about finding low-cost dental care. You can click on the link or click to see the fact sheet. This information comes from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, affiliated with the National Institutes of Health. Read More

    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
  • Getting your employer to cover speech-language and hearing services

    Here are tips on how to ask your employer to add or make better speech and hearing services under your health plan. Content Detail

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • HealthCare.gov -- learn about the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called "Obamacare."

    See this site about changes to the law involving health care and health insurance. The new law that created this system, called the Affordable Care Act, is sometimes referred to in the media as "Obamacare." Content Detail

    U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • How to Get Legal Help/Como Obtener Ayuda Legal

    Information in English and Spanish about how to get help from programs that offer free help to qualified people. Lea aquí para aprender cómo obtener ayuda gratis con problemas legales, ayuda de los programas para las personas de ingresos bajos. Content Detail

    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office)
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    Spanish / Español
  • How to Report a Problem to the FDA

    The FDA is responsible for making sure that foods are safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled. It also oversees medicines, medical devices (from bandages to artificial hearts), blood products, vaccines, cosmetics, veterinary drugs, animal feed, and electronic products that emit radiation (such as microwave ovens and video monitors), ensuring that these products are safe and effective. If you have a problem with something that FDA regulates, find out here how to report it. Content Detail

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Information about Health Care Products and Services (Federal Trade Commission)

    Find out about health care products and services and how to avoid scams and fraud on this site sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission. Content Detail

    Federal Trade Commission
  • Internet Sites for Legal Information

    List of online legal research and information resources, from the Law Library of Louisiana. Content Detail

    Law Library of Louisiana
  • Learn about Catholic Charities services and resources

    From the organization's site: "Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans provides hope, help and loving care for the most vulnerable and needy in the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans." * * * "Catholic Charities services are rooted in the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, with food and nutrition services benefiting the entire state of Louisiana. Catholic Charities serves the homeless, hungry, the elderly, at-risk youth, pregnant women, individuals with developmental delays, and many more." Content Detail

  • Medicaid Benefits in Louisiana

    Link to website that explains covered services, copayments and reimbursement methods of Louisiana's Medicaid Program. Content Detail

    The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
  • Senior Health Insurance Information Program

    Learn more about different health insurance plans for seniors. Here is information from the Louisiana Department of Insurance. Volunteer counseling about health insurance is also available -- see the site to learn more. Content Detail

    Louisiana Department of Insurance

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