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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care and the 2004 Elections: the Uninsured

The Uninsured Download a printable .pdf of Health Care and the 2004 Elections: The Uninsured. IssueBackgroundOptions for Covering the Uninsured and the 2004 DebateAssessing Candidate PositionsIssueWith nearly 45 million Americans under the age of 65 without health insurance – one in six Americans – addressing the uninsured population is a…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hearing Their Voices: Lessons from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act (BCCPTA)

In 2000, Congress passed a landmark law that gave states the option of extending Medicaid coverage to certain low-income women with breast or cervical cancer. In California, approximately 10,000 women have been assisted by this program. This policy brief, “Hearing Their Voices: Lessons from the Breast and Cervical Caner Prevention…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care Agenda for the New Congress – Chartpack

This chartpack provides key findings from the survey of the public’s attitudes regarding the health care agenda for Bush’s second term and the new Congress in 2005. It assesses the relative priority placed on health-care concerns by the American public and also provides insight into public opinion on key issues…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Navigating Medicare and Medicaid, 2005: A Resource Guide for People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Their Advocates

This guide explains the critical role Medicare and Medicaid have come to play in the lives and the futures of roughly 20 million children, adults, and seniors with disabilities – and gives people with disabilities new information to help them get the most from these programs.Full PDF Report (.pdf)Section 1:…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care Costs Survey

This comprehensive survey from USA Today, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health examines how Americans are being affected by health care costs. The survey includes information on the barriers health care costs pose to obtaining medical care and the alternative measures people take to lower…

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Federal Spending on the Health Care Safety Net from 2001-2004:  Has Spending Kept Pace with the Growth in the Uninsured?

Federal Spending on the Health Care Safety Net from 2001-2004: Has Spending Kept Pace with the Growth in the Uninsured?This report examines federal spending on the health care safety net and finds that it has not kept pace with the growth in the uninsured from 2001 to 2004. Report (.pdf)Executive…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Are Immigrants Responsible for Most of the Growth of the Uninsured?

This analysis examines how much immigrants are contributing to the increasing uninsured population from 1994 to 2003. Issue Brief (.pdf)Executive Summary (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Threadbare:  Holes in America’s Health Care Safety Net

Threadbare: Holes in America’s Health Care Safety NetThis report describes the impact of coverage gaps in our safety net through the perspectives of those who provide care to the uninsured and first-hand accounts of the uninsured who are seeking care. Report (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African Americans and the New Medicare Drug Benefit

In a few short weeks, Medicare will undergo big changes that will have a major impact on nearly 4 million African American seniors and younger people with permanent disabilities who rely on Medicare for their health coverage. More than four in ten African Americans with Medicare lack coverage for their…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Implications of a Loss in Public Health Coverage

A new Health Affairs article and a policy brief examine the implications of cuts to public coverage programs like Medicaid and SCHIP. The Health Affairs article finds that Medicaid and SCHIP cuts would increase emergency department visits by the uninsured, suggesting that cost containment actions on public coverage programs would…

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