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The New Middle-Class of Uninsured Americans — Is it Real?

This issue paper discusses and answers the question are the newly uninsured in 2001 predominantly from the middle-class. The paper examines U.S. Census Bureau s data and concludes that most of the increase in the uninsured (1.3 million people) was among low-income people with incomes less than 200% of the…

Health Insurance Coverage in America: 2001 Data Update

Health Insurance Coverage in America: 2001 Data UpdateThis chartbook provides year 2001 data on health insurance coverage, with special attention to the uninsured. It includes trends and major shifts in coverage and a profile of the uninsured population. Chartbook A link to additional state-specific data on the uninsured at State…

Compendium of Cultural Competence Initiatives in Health Care

Public and private sector organizations are involved in a number of activities that seek to reduce cultural and communication barriers to health care. These activities are often described as cultural competency and/or cross-cultural education. A recent Institute of Medicine report recommended that the health care system pursue several of these…

Disability, Health Coverage, and Welfare Reform

This report analyzes data from a survey of 42 low-income families with children with moderate or severe disabilities to better understand the impact of welfare reform on health coverage for these families.Report

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Cardiac Care: The Weight of the Evidence

Numerous studies over the past two decades have documented racial and ethnic differences in care for heart conditions. To assess the quality of the evidence and to summarize the information for a physician audience, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation collaborated with the American College of Cardiology Foundation to review…

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