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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicaid and the Elderly

This policy brief explains the Medicaid's program's relationship to the elderly and provides information on beneficiaries and expenditures. Also discussed is Medicaid coverage of long-term care and nursing home care for the elderly.Policy Brief Policy Brief

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medical Savings Accounts for Medicare Beneficiaries

This report provides an analysis of key issues in the design and implementation of medical savings accounts for the Medicare population. It focuses on benefit design, eligibility, enrollment, risk selection and adjustment, and the effects of managed care.Report:

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The California Single-Payer Debate, The Defeat of Proposition 186

A report summarizing the campaigns of proponents and opponents to the California Health Security Act (Proposition 186) of 1994. The report includes findings from research commissioned by the Kaiser Family Foundation on the potential financial and administrative impact of the Act on California, as well as an analysis of the…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

What Shapes Lawmakers’ Views: A Survey of Members of Congress and Key Staff on Health Care Reform

A report summarizing the findings of in-depths interviews conducted with Members of Congress and their staff who were actively involved in the health care reform debate about their opinions about what factors influenced the debate and shaped their views. The report finds that, among media sources, talk radio had the…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Access to Care: Is Health Insurance Enough?

This policy brief focuses on access issues facing the low-income population generally and Medicaid beneficiaries specifically. The brief examines how well Medicaid beneficiaries have fared in obtaining access to care, the types of access barriers that confront Medicaid beneficiaries, and the issues and options for addressing these barriers.Policy Brief: Access…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Directions for Health Reform: Testimony before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate

This testimony presents a brief overview of the uninsured and health insurance coverage in the United States. The testimony describes the important role that the Medicaid program has come to play in providing health insurance coverage for 32 million low-income Americans, and it provides some perspective on policy options for…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser-Harvard Program on the Public and Health/Social Policy

March ’95, Supplemental Report to Kaiser/Harvard Survey of Public Knowledge and Attitudes on WelfareThis supplemental report to the Kaiser/Harvard Survey of Public Knowledge and Attitudes on Welfare, January 1995, examines views on major welfare reform issues of people who have had personal or family experience with welfare, and compares them…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The New American Electorate and Health Reform

An analysis of the electorate and health reform that considers how American voters’ values influenced their support or opposition toward health reform proposals and how those attitudes shifted over the course of the debate.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Managed Care and Low-Income Populations: A Case Study of Managed Care in Tennessee

TennCare represents one of the most ambitious state-level efforts to restructure Medicaid and expand insurance coverage to the uninsured. The case study shows that the rapid change caused considerable confusion for patients, providers, and health plans. The TennCare experience provides early insights into the issues that states will face as they move to enroll more of their low-income populations into managed care arrangements.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Managed Care And Low-Income Populations: A Case Study of Managed Care in Oregon

To gather early insights and timely information for state and federal policymakers concerning how the movement to managed care is affecting the poor and their access to care, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund are jointly sponsoring case studies and population surveys in California, Minnesota, New…

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