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Toplines — The Public’s Health Care Agenda for the New President and Congress

Toplines — The Public’s Health Care Agenda for the New President and CongressThis document contains the detailed toplines from The Public’s Health Care Agenda for the New President and Congress poll. The poll involved a nationally representative random sample of 1,628 adults ages 18 and older who were interviewed by…

The Part D Experience: What are the Lessons for Broader Medicare Reform?

Launched in 2006, Medicare added a prescription drug benefit that relies entirely on private plans, while, for other benefits, beneficiaries have a choice between private health plans and traditional fee-for-service Medicare. As policymakers consider changes to Medicare that would give an even greater role to private health plans in caring…

Pulling it Together: About Kaiser Health News

There is lots of apocalyptic talk these days about the collapse of the newspaper industry and the challenges facing news organizations.  There is even talk of the unimaginable, my hometown paper The Boston Globe shutting down. Surely they know that Red Sox Nation cannot exist without the Globe Sports pages.…

Parents’ Views of Children’s Health Insurance Programs: A Survey of Denied Applicants for Kaiser Permanente’s Child Health Plan

In 1997, Kaiser Permanente launched the Child Health Plan to provide subsidized health insurance for low income California children not eligible for Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program) or Healthy Families (California’s State Children’s Health Insurance Program). As part of a broader evaluation of the Child Health Plan funded jointly by the…

The Future of New Orleans: Young Adults in the Greater New Orleans Area

Using data from the Kaiser Post-Katrina Baseline Survey of the New Orleans Area, this Survey Brief profiles young adults (those ages 18-34) living in the Greater New Orleans area, a group that will play a key role in the success and rebuilding of New Orleans. The brief looks at whether…

NPR/KFF/HSPH Survey: Public Views on SCHIP Reauthorization: Summary

This summary provides an overview of the results of an October 2007 survey conducted jointly by NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health on the public’s views and opinions of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and the pending legislation surrounding its reauthorization. Summary (.pdf)

Pulling it Together: An Actuarial Rorschach Test

Drew Altman, Larry Levitt, Gary Claxton My colleagues have worked on this column with me and I invited them to join me as authors. As with pretty much every other discussion of health care going back to the days of Roosevelt, the great reform debate of 2009 (and now 2010)…

National Survey of Public Knowledge of Welfare Reform and the Federal Budget

Survey Shows “Two Faces” Of Public Opinion On Welfare Reform Americans Support Time Limits and Tough Work Requirements, But Reluctant to Abandon Those In Need Public Defines Welfare Broadly Understands Key Details of Welfare Programs Embargoed for release: 9:00 a.m. EST, Thursday, January 12, 1995 For further information contact: Matt…

Pulling It Together: A Public Opinion Surprise

Medicaid is the nation’s primary health insurance program for low-income people and people with disabilities, covering more than 60 million people this year.  And it’s about to get a lot of attention: it’s likely to be a prime target for spending reductions by “deficit hawks” in debate over the budget;…