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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Coverage in an Economic Downturn: Impact of Tight Budgets on Families and States

The economic downturn has strained family finances and prompted some Americans to cut back on medications and forgo preventive care and visits to the doctor. At the same time, the downturn has triggered declines in tax revenue that inhibit states’ ability to meet rising Medicaid program costs as enrollment spikes…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Low-Income Adults in New Orleans in 2008: Who Are They and How Are They Faring?

Based on data from Kaiser’s Second Post-Katrina Survey, this Survey Brief profiles low-income adults in New Orleans in 2008, examining their demographics, personal recovery from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, worries and concerns, and financial and health care challenges. It finds that low-income adults in New Orleans are more likely…

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Pulling It Together: What Do We Want Health Insurance To Be?

Trends in the health insurance marketplace show substantial growth in high deductible health plans, especially among smaller firms, where 35% of workers are now covered by plans with a deductible of $1,000 or more. That’s according to our recently released employer health benefits survey, which we have been conducting now…

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Pulling It Together: A Recovery Raises Expectations Too

New Orleans is a city still struggling with the aftermath of Katrina and the levee breaks. The people of New Orleans feel that the nation and the federal government have largely forgotten them. Those are the results of our 2008 survey of the people of New Orleans, the second in a…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pulling It Together: Moving Away From Employer Based Coverage: Don’t Forget Public Opinion

One of the underlying big issues in the unfolding health reform debate is whether most Americans should continue to get insurance through work where they get it today, or purchase it themselves in the individual private health insurance marketplace. Senator McCain promotes moving to individual insurance and having individuals rather…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pulling It Together: Health IN the Economy

I am writing this Pulling It Together column about this one chart and its potential interpretations and implications. Source: Key Findings: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 — April 2008, Kaiser Family Foundation, April 2008. This chart from our most recent tracking poll shows the economy rising as a political issue…

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NPR/Kaiser/Harvard Survey: The Public on Requiring Individuals to Have Health Insurance

This survey conducted jointly by NPR and public opinion researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health examines how the public views different approaches for expanding health coverage, including provisions that would require individuals to purchase insurance or parents to obtain coverage for their children.…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR/Kaiser/Harvard Survey: The Public on Requiring Individuals to Have Health Insurance – Toplines

These toplines present detailed survey results from a February 2008 survey conducted jointly by NPR and public opinion researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health that examines how the public views different approaches for expanding health coverage, including provisions that would require individuals to…

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NPR/Kaiser/Harvard Survey: The Public on Requiring Individuals to Have Health Insurance – Summary and Chartpack

This summary and chartpack provides an overview of the results from a February 2008 survey conducted jointly by NPR and public opinion researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health that examines how the public views different approaches for expanding health coverage, including provisions that…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR/Kaiser/Harvard Survey: Public Views on SCHIP Reauthorization: Chartpack

This chartpack presents key findings from 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. Chartpack (.pdf)

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