Summarizes the COBRA health coverage law, how it is administered, what its limitations are, and how it impacts low-income workers. Fact Sheet
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Assessing the Status of California's Physician Workforce: Shortage or Surplus? — Issue BriefA 4-page issue brief that looks at recent estimates of California's present and future physician supply, various issues that affect the state s physician workforce, and approaches for ensuring an adequate number and mix of primary care and…
The current economy is a key concern as federal and state leaders worry about the expected rise in unemployment and the related loss of employer health coverage. Policymakers are considering several options to ensure that we do not experience a health coverage crisis as we deal with the impact of…
A new survey of states detailing current Medicaid spending, the factors contributing to the growth, and what states are doing to curb the growth. Read the update, “Medicaid and State Budgets: An October 2001 Update”
A new report examines state efforts to expand Medicaid and SCHIP coverage to low-income parents and assesses the potential impact of insurance coverage for parents on access to care for themselves and their children.
Submitted testimony of Diane Rowland, executive director of the Commission, about health insurance options for unemployed workers. She was scheduled to testify to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, but the hearing was postponed. Testimony
The September/October 2001 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including reports about rising health insurance premiums and Americans most important sources for health news and information. The Health News Index is designed to…
A new report describes the Report to Congress by the Department of Health and Human Services on consumer protection and quality assurance requirements for Medicaid managed care and discusses the differences between the original Federal rule and the revised one.Report Executive Summary
This article, by Ruth Almeida and Lisa Dubay of the Urban Institute and Grace Ko of Brown University, examines the effect of insurance on low-income women’s access to care and use of health services. Using the 1997 National Survey of America’s Families, it examines access to health care for three…
A new brief reviews the latest data available on states’ use of CHIP funds and explores the effect of a pending dip in CHIP funding on states’ ability to provide health care coverage to uninsured, low-income children.