Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, chaired by James R. Tallon, Jr., is a bipartisan advisory group of 17 national leaders and experts in health care and public policy. Begun in 1991, the Commission is the largest operating program of the Kaiser Family Foundation and serves as a key resource for policymakers, the media, and organizations seeking information on health care for the low-income population and the Medicaid program. The Commission’s work is conducted by Foundation staff based in the Foundation’s Washington, DC office. For more information see the sections on Commission members and key staff contacts at right. The Commission’s work focuses on key health policy issues at the national and state level, including Medicaid and health reform, access to care, and health care financing for the low-income population. The Commission provides timely, relevant and trusted information and analysis on health care coverage and access to care, the role of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and coverage of the uninsured to inform policy discussions. The Commission collects and analyzes policy and data at the state and federal level on eligibility and enrollment; spending, coverage, and care delivery; long term services and supports; and Medicaid’s role for high-need populations and dual eligible beneficiaries.