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Is Lack of Coverage a Short- or Long-Term Condition?

This paper produces alternative estimates of the numbers of uninsured and explores the distribution of the duration of uninsured spells for people who lacked coverage at some time during a 12-month period. Policy Brief Link to fact sheet, Lack of Coverage: A Long-Term Problem for Most Uninsured

Medicare Cost-Sharing: Implications for Beneficiaries

Tricia Neuman, Vice President and Director of the Medicare Policy Project, testified on behalf of herself and Thomas Rice, Ph.D., of UCLA’s School of Public Health, before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health on cost-sharing requirements under Medicare and supplemental Medigap policies. The statement reviews Medicare beneficiaries’ current…

Women, Work, and Family Health: A Balancing Act

This issue brief examines women’s roles in family health care decision-making and coordination, the effect of that involvement for women who work, and women’s caregiving responsibilities. This analysis is based on data from the 2001 Kaiser Women’s Health Survey, a nationally representative sample of nearly 4,000 women between the ages…

National ADAP Monitoring Project, Annual Report, April 2003

This report, the seventh in an annual series, provides an overview of the status of state-administered AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) and documents how these programs are responding to the changing fiscal, clinical and epidemiological dynamics of HIV/AIDS.ADAPs, authorized under Title II of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency…

How Do M+C Plans Manage Pharmacy Benefits? Implications for Medicare Reform

Understanding how Medicare+Choice (M+C) plans manage their drug benefits may generate important lessons for Medicare. This report, based on interviews with both national and regional managed care firms, provides an in-depth look at how plans have managed their M+C outpatient pharmacy benefits in recent years. Findings show that plans rely…

Changes in Health Care Coverage 2000-2001

This background report analyzes 2001 U.S. Census Bureau data on health coverage to determine the trends that led to 1.4 million people losing health coverage from 2000 to 2001.Report

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…

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