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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…Report Read More
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)Report Read More
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…Event Read More
This report reviews the role of community health centers in the nation's health care safety net. Today, over 1,000 federally funded and “look-alike” health centers serve 14.3 million people, three-quarters of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicaid.As health centers look toward legislative reauthorization in 2006, they face several policy…Report Read More
What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go From Here? Three Years of the National Healthcare Disparities Report
The first National Healthcare Disparities Report was issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in 2003. Now, three years later, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosts a forum to discuss what has been learned following the release of AHRQ’s latest progress report on disparities, and how that information can…Event Read More
This fact sheet describes the characteristics of the uninsured and explains the recent increase in this population. It also examines the difference that health insurance can make and how health reform is expected to cover millions more people.Fact Sheet Read More
Characteristics of the Uninsured: Who Is Eligible for Public Coverage and Who Needs Help Affording Coverage?
This brief analyzes health coverage data and determines that 25% of the nation's uninsured population is eligible for either Medicaid or SCHIP. The brief goes on to describe the characteristics of the population. Issue Brief (.pdf)Issue Brief Read More
Health Challenges for the People of New Orleans This analysis of a household survey of Greater New Orleans area residents conducted in Fall 2006 examines the health care status of the adult population and details their health coverage and access to health care services after the disaster. News Release Full…Poll Finding Read More
These toplines present detailed survey results 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. Toplines (.pdf)Poll Finding Read More
This article presents findings from the 2004 Kaiser Women's Health Survey examining how health insurance coverage affects access to prescription medicines for non-elderly women. Results from the nationally representative telephone survey indicate that a lack of health insurance coverage is significantly associated with experiencing cost barriers to prescription medications, regardless…Report Read More