This background paper discusses the coverage of prescription drugs through the Medicaid program. Some of the issues addressed include who is eligible to receive drugs, how drug coverage is paid for, and how much money states spend on drugs.Background Paper
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SexSmarts “Safer Sex”, Condoms and “the Pill” Survey SummaryThis is a summary of the second SexSmarts snapshot, a nationally representative survey of teens on their knowledge and attitudes about “safer sex” and contraception. The survey was developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation and seventeen magazine.Summary
As part of an on-going public information partnership called SexSmarts, seventeen and the Kaiser Family Foundation conduct nationally-representative surveys of teens 15 to 17 on issues related to their sexual health. This survey examines teens’ knowledge and attitudes about “safer sex” and contraception (November 2000). Summary of Findings (.pdf) Toplines/Survey (.pdf)
Emergency Contraception on the Drug Store Shelves?Will it Happen? And What Would It Mean for “The Pill”?
The debate over whether women should be able to get “the pill” without a prescription has been going on quietly for years. Now, some women’s health advocates are asking if emergency contraception, birth control that can be used to prevent pregnancy after sex, should be available over-the-counter. The reason? While…
Third National Survey of Women’s Health Care Providers on Reproductive HealthThis national survey of women’s health care providers on reproductive health includes data on prescribing practices and discussion of contraceptive counseling, as well as demographic information.Survey Snapshot: Women’s Health Care Providers Experiences with Emergency Contraception Toplines/Survey: National Survey of Women’s…
A new report details how the practice of express lane eligibility, or utilizing information from other public benefit programs, can quicken the enrollment of low-income children into the Medicaid and CHIP programs.
The Vital Signs Index Survey: No. 1Topline ResultsToplines/Survey
Public Knowledge and Attitudes About HIV/AIDS The Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2000, a nationally representative survey of teens ages 12-17, is designed to assess attitudes and knowledge about the epidemic among a generation at risk. The survey, released just prior to World AIDS Day, documents teen perspectives about the impact of…
A new side-by-side examination of California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) and CHIP program (Healthy Families) shows how these two low-income health coverage programs differ in structure, eligibility, enrollment process, service delivery and scope. This California case study helps to illustrate differences between Medicaid and CHIP.
A Survey and Analysis of What States Are Doing Based on interviews of state officials and analysis of tv, radio, and print ads from the states, this report is the first nationwide analysis of states’ advertising campaigns to enroll eligible kids into health coverage programs. Included is information about how…