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Pulling It Together: Health IN the Economy

I am writing this Pulling It Together column about this one chart and its potential interpretations and implications. Source: Key Findings: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Election 2008 — April 2008, Kaiser Family Foundation, April 2008. This chart from our most recent tracking poll shows the economy rising as a political issue…

Women’s Health Access:  The Role of Income and Race/Ethnicity

2001 Kaiser Women's Health Survey and Issue BriefsThe Kaiser Women's Health Survey was designed to better understand how the health system is working for women, in terms of health coverage, access to services, and in meeting their health needs. The survey also highlights the special challenges facing different groups of…

Health Coverage and Access Challenges for Low-Income Women

This issue brief examines low-income women’s health insurance coverage, experience with health plans and providers, and access to care. The analysis is based on data from the 2001 Kaiser Women’s Health Survey, a nationally representative survey of nearly 4,000 women between the ages of 18 and 64.Issue Brief (.pdf)

Summary and Chartpack: National Survey of Households Affected by Cancer

These charts highlight data from the National Survey of Households Affected by Cancer conducted jointly by USA Today, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health by telephone between Aug. 1 and Sept. 14, 2006. The survey provides an in-depth look at how families cope with cancer,…

New Reports Analyze Latest Trends in Uninsured Population and Health Coverage

New reports show that between 2000 and 2003 the number of uninsured rose 5.1 million, with the number of uninsured children dropping due to Medicaid and SCHIP coverage and the number of uninsured adults rising due to a decline in employer coverage.The Economic Downturn and Changes in Health Insurance Coverage,…

Covering New Americans:  A Review of Federal and State Policies Related to Immigrants’ Eligibility and Access to Publicly Funded Health Insurance

Covering New Americans: A Review of Federal and State Policies Related to Immigrants' Eligibility and Access to Publicly Funded Health InsuranceThis brief provides an overview of health coverage challenges facing immigrants, the federal rules regarding immigrants’ eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP, and state efforts to provide replacement coverage for immigrants…