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Uninsured Workers in America

The fact sheet describes the characteristics of uninsured workers, the availability of and participation in job-based coverage, and reasons why workers are uninsured. Fact Sheet (.pdf)

Immigrants and Health Coverage: A Primer

Immigrants and Health Coverage: A PrimerA major challenge facing many immigrants is lack of health insurance coverage. This primer provides an introduction to some of the questions surrounding immigrants and health insurance coverage.Issue Brief (.pdf)

Health Insurance Coverage for the Uninsured: Comparison of the Candidates’ Proposals

Health Care Coverage for the Uninsured: Comparison of Candidate’s Proposals Download a printable.pdf of this document Bush-Cheney1 Kerry-Edwards2 General approach Provides tax credits and HSA contributions to low-income families and small employers to help people buy private insurance. Establishes insurance pools and authorizes association health plans. Expands community and rural…

Medicare Buy-In Proposal

Americans at the end of their working lives are increasingly facing greater uncertainty regarding health insurance and hence access to health care. This paper describes a proposal that would allow older persons not yet eligible for Medicare (under age 65) to “buy into” Medicare coverage. This paper is part of…

The Changing Medicaid Managed Care Market

Trends in Commercial Plans' ParticipationThis background paper analyzes the trends in commercial plan participation in the Medicaid market by using a database specifically designed for this purpose. It examines changes from mid-1996 to mid-1997 in the types of full-risk plans serving Medicaid Beneficiaries. It also looks at trends through mid-1998…

Enrollment Increases in State CHIP Programs: December 1998 to June 1999

A new survey of state officials, conducted by Vernon Smith of Health Management Associates for the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, found that the number of children enrolled in stateCHIP programs has grown to more than 1.3 million in June 1999 from about 835,000 in December 1998. The…

Health Coverage and Access:  Policy Issues For Women

Health Coverage and Access: Policy Issues For WomenThis chartpack provides briefing materials that review the key health coverage and access concerns facing American women. Issues that are addressed include women's role in the health system, insurance coverage and access to care, managed care, contraceptive coverage, Medicare reform, and assistance with…