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Brigham and Women’s Hospital Government Program: Resources for patients of BWH (in-patient or outpatient services) to help with applications to government-based programs, like MassHealth.
Phone: (617) 732-7005

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Federal agency that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid/MassHealth.
Phone: (877) 267-2323 (CMS), (800) 633-4227 (Medicare)
Website: (CMS), (Medicare)

MassHealth: Provides health benefits and help paying for them to qualifying children, families, older adults, and people with disabilities who live in Massachusetts.  Benefits may cover all or part of health insurance premiums.  Eligibility is based on income and residence.  Waivers are available for certain populations, including those 65 and above and/or with disabilities.
Phone: (800) 841-2900

SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone): Free health insurance information, counseling, and assistance to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare.
Phone: MassOptions (800) 243-4636