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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicare’s Disabled Beneficiaries: The Forgotten Population in the Debate Over Drug Benefits

About 5 million Americans under age 65 qualify for Medicare coverage because they are totally and permanently disabled. They are more likely than the elderly to live in poverty, to be in poor health, and to experience difficulties living independently and performing basic daily tasks. A new study from The…

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Changes in Insurance Coverage: 1994-2000 and Beyond

This background report explores the insurance trends for the latter half of the 1990s and examines why the number of uninsured nonelderly Americans fell in 2000 for the second straight year.Some of the key findings include:– Between 1999 and 2000, the number of uninsured declined by 570,000; uninsured children actually…

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Mandated Health Insurance Benefits: Tradeoffs Among Benefits, Coverage, and Costs? — Issue Brief-20020730a

Mandated Health Insurance Benefits: Tradeoffs Among Benefits, Coverage, and Costs? — Issue BriefAn issue brief that looks at mandated health insurance benefits and the tradeoffs among benefits, coverage, and costs. It explores the debate over mandated benefits legislation, the evidence about the impact of mandates, the status of mandated benefits…

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Analyses of Kaiser Permanente Services for Insured Children

Analyses of the Child Health Plan and Other Kaiser Permanente Services for Publicly and Privately Insured Children, a new policy brief prepared for the Kaiser Family Foundation and the California HealthCare Foundation by the Institute for Health Policy Studies at U.C. San Francisco, summarizes the results and policy implications of…

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Prescription Drug Coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Selected Proposals

Updated, July 31, 2002This document, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., provides a side-by-side comparison of five major federal proposals to provide outpatient prescription drug coverage to Medicare beneficiaries, introduced as of July 31, 2002: H.R. 4954, The Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act of 2002 (passed by the House…

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Seniors and Prescription Drugs: An 8-State Survey

A new study conducted by researchers at Tufts-New England Medical Center, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund, reports results from a 2001 survey of 10,927 noninstitutionalized seniors in eight geographically diverse states: California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. State-level data on drug…

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Underinsured in America: Is Health Coverage Adequate?

Underinsured in America: Is Health Coverage Adequate?This fact sheet examines the adequacy of health insurance coverage of the insured and focuses on the consequences and future policy challenges of what some experts have defined as “underinsurance.” Fact Sheet

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Portraits of Women on Medicare: The Women of Friendship Terrace

This video features five older women who reside in an assisted living community in Washington, DC, as they share their experiences in the Medicare program and offer their insights on ways the program could be improved to better meet the health care needs of seniors. Please note: the video is…

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A Profile of Federally Funded Health Centers Serving a Higher Proportion of Uninsured Patients

This report examines the characteristics of health centers that serve an unusually high rate of uninsured patients. It explores what external factors influence uninsured patients to seek care at these centers and assesses the impact of a disproportionately high volume of uninsured patients on these centers' finances and operations.Report

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Women Who Left Welfare: Health Care Coverage, Access, and Use of Health Services

This brief uses the latest available data from the National Survey of America's Families to assess the relationship of health coverage to work status, health, access and use of health services by women who left welfare in 1997 or after and had not returned by 1999.Issue Paper

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Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.