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Show Me the Money: Options for Financing Health Reform

The Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund co-sponsored this event to examine options to finance coverage expansions and reforms to both the delivery system and insurance markets. Panelists address the following questions: What options hold the most promise? How do the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Office…

The Growth of Private Plans in Medicare, 2006

, details the different types of private plan options available to people on Medicare. These include Medicare Advantage plans (such as Medicare HMOs, PPOs and private fee-for-service plans) and new stand-alone prescription drug plans.• In 2006, all Medicare beneficiaries have access to at least one type of private Medicare Advantage…

August Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: The Uninsured and the Health Reform Law

The August Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that even though 32 million uninsured Americans will gain health insurance under the ACA, only about half of non-elderly Americans currently without coverage say they are familiar with the chief components in the law designed to achieve this goal. Fifty-two percent of the uninsured…

State Marketplace Profiles: Idaho

Updated as of October 3, 2013 Establishing the Marketplace On December 11, 2012, Governor C.L. Otter (R) announced Idaho’s commitment to the establishment of a State-based health insurance Marketplace and on March 28, 2013 signed into law legislation (HB248) creating the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange.12 In August 2013, the…

Children’s Health Insurance: 1997 Budget Reconciliation Provisions – Report

Children's Health Insurance: 1997 Budget Reconciliation Provisions(as of 07/14/1997)Center of Health Policy Research and The George Washington University Medical Center Current Law And StatusHouse BillSenate BillI.Status Recommendations transmitted 06/12/97 from Commerce Committee to Budget Committee. H.R. 2015 passed House 06/25/97. Recommendations transmitted 06/19/97 from Finance Cte to Budget Cte. H.R.…

Pulling it Together: How the ACA Can Help The Homeless

Estimates are that there are approximately 630,000 people who are homeless on any given night in the U.S. — about two-thirds in shelters and one-third on the street or without real shelter. Several million people are estimated to experience homelessness over the course of a year. About two-thirds are individuals and the…

Uninsured Children in the South – Fact Sheet

Uninsured Children in the SouthDecember 1996Over 4 million children living in the South have no health insurance coverage. While the South experienced a decrease (3 percent) in the number of uninsured children from 1989 to 1993 — the number of uninsured children nationally increased by 9 percent (Figure 1) –…

Pre-X Redux

With the focus now mainly on exchanges, Medicaid expansions, and enrolling the uninsured in newly available coverage arrangements, there is less attention lately to the ACA insurance reforms which have always been the most popular parts of the law – changes which could affect every American’s insurance in some way…

Estimated Cost of a Child Health Program in California – Report

Estimated Cost of a Child Health Program in California Prepared by Gordon R. Trapnell, F.S.A., Actuarial Research Corporation For the Kaiser Family Foundation September 10, 1997SummaryThe Balanced Budget Act of 1997 created a new federal/state program to cover uninsured children. The new federal legislation provides states with a substantial amount…