A study of California, Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, and Utah CHIP programs show that the states have features in place for special needs children, but problems of provider availability and service authorization did sometimes occur. This is the first in a series of reports on implementation issues and challenges in the…
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Low-income women’s high rate of health problems and limited economic resources make access to health care and adequate health insurance coverage particularly important. Health coverage, whether through the private sector or publicly through Medicaid, has been demonstrated to improve access to care for low-income women. However, obtaining coverage is not…
1996 UpdateThis report is an update to the May 1996 case study on managed care in Minnesota released as part of the Kaiser/Commonwealth Low-Income Coverage and Access Project.Report:
This issue paper analyzes the role of immigrants in the growth of the number uninsured people in America. Results show that recent immigrants are not the reason for the growth in the number of the uninsured from 1994 to 1998 despite their high rates of uninsurance. Issue Paper
The fourth in a series of reports on implementation issues and challenges in the first year of S-CHIP finds that states have been able to enter arrangements with plans for their S-CHIP population fairly easily.
A fact sheet that summarizes Medicaid’s “mandatory” and “optional” categories of beneficiaries and services is useful in understanding aspects of currently discussed reforms to the program. Fact Sheet For more information click to our policy brief on the same topic.
Submitted testimony of Diane Rowland, executive director of the Commission, about health insurance options for unemployed workers. She was scheduled to testify to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, but the hearing was postponed. Testimony
A background report that assesses how various factors influence changes in the health care system for immigrants in four urban areas with large immigrant populations (Los Angeles, New York, Houston, and Miami.)Background Paper
Medicaid: Purchasing Prescription DrugsA policy brief explaining how Medicaid purchases outpatient drugs and outlining the policy tools available to states to limit the rate of growth in spending on prescription drugs. Policy Brief (28 pages)
This policy brief examines health coverage for low-income parents after the 1996 welfare law broke the historical connection between Medicaid coverage and welfare. Many states have altered their rules and some have expanded coverage for low-income working parents.Policy Brief