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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Coverage for Low-Income Adults:  Eligibility and Enrollment in Medicaid and State Programs, 2002

Health Coverage for Low-Income Adults: Eligibility and Enrollment in Medicaid and State Programs, 2002This policy brief provides new information on the number and characteristics of nonelderly adults eligible for Medicaid and other public coverage and on their enrollment. Because low-income adults often work at jobs that do not offer employer-sponsored…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Policy Challenges and Opportunities in Closing the Racial/Ethnic Divide in Health Care

This brief reviews the issues and the evidence underpinning five broad areas of policy initiatives that flow from recommendations made in the Institute of Medicine's 2002 report, Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Care.Issue Brief (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian Health Care in the 21st Century: A Case Study in Disparities

The Kaiser Family Foundation, in conjunction with the Morris K. Udall Foundation and the American Public Health Association hosted an event on May 9, 2005 which focused on key Indian health issues, including the availability of mental health services, the adequacy of federal funding, and priorities for Indian health.Agenda (.pdf)Speaker…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stresses to the Safety Net:  The Public Hospital Perspective

Stresses to the Safety Net: The Public Hospital PerspectiveThe nation’s safety net financing is fragmented; consequently, providers must knit together resources from many different funding sources to create a stream of revenue to cover the costs of providing a very broad range of services. This report describes those sources of…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women and Health Care: A National Profile – Report

Report – Women and Health Care: A National ProfileWomen and Health Care: A National Profile is a nationally representative telephone survey of 2,766 women ages 18 and older. A shorter companion survey of 507 men was also conducted.Full Report (.pdf)Report Highlights (.pdf)Introduction and Methods (.pdf)Chapter 1: The Demographics of Women…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

What Is the Current Population Survey Telling Us About the Number of Uninsured?

This brief describes the main concerns with the Census Bureau’s CPS health coverage estimates and how analysts have attempted to adjust for problems, and concludes with implications for how the CPS might be enhanced in order to improve the measurement of health insurance coverage. Issue Paper (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medical Debt and Access to Health Care

This study examines the privately insured who have had problems paying medical bills and compares their access to care to those who have not had medical bill problems as well as those with no health coverage at all, using a national representative survey of adults. The study finds that care-seeking…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Private Long-Term Care Insurance: A Viable Option for Low and Middle-Income Seniors?

In the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the federal government made it harder for individuals to qualify for Medicaid nursing home benefits by increasing penalties on individuals who have transferred assets for less than fair market value during the past five years and by making individuals with home equity above…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chartpack: Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina

This chartpack highlights key data which was taken from the June 2006 Kaiser Health Poll Report and focuses on the public's views about the response to Hurricane Katrina.Chartpack (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Role of Consumer Copayments for Health Care: Lessons From the RAND Health Insurance Experiment and Beyond

The appropriate level of cost-sharing for patients remains a key issue in designing both private and public health insurance. This report reviews the groundbreaking RAND Health Insurance Experiment from the 1970s to offer insights into current policy debates about appropriate cost-sharing levels.One of the most ambitious health policy studies in…

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