United States Government Sites

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Dedicated to improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare. Research resources, consumer information, treatment guidelines, and comparative effectiveness reviews.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 

Employment, unemployment, and U.S. workforce data

Census Bureau

U.S. census and demographic data

Centers for Disease Control National Center for Health Statistics 

U.S. health statistics and research summaries 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Publications about U.S. economy and budget

Employee Benefits Security Administration

Resources for understanding ERISA requirements/compliance

Federal Agency Statistics

Search engine for statistics compiled by 100 federal agencies, including those related to healthcare and policy

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Audit and compliance reports on U.S. governmental programs and expenditures

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Library of Medicine and MEDLINE Database

Search engine and database for medical and healthcare publications

U.S. Department of Labor 

Background information on employee benefits, ERISA, labor unions, and related topics