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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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Chartpack: KHPR Selected Findings on 2006 State of the Union Address and Health Care

Chartpack: Kaiser Health Poll Report Selected Findings on 2006 State of the Union Address and Health CareThis chartpack highlights key data from the February 2006 tracking poll on what the public took away from President Bush’s State of the Union address.Chartpack (.pdf)

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Why Did the Number of Uninsured Continue to Increase in 2005?

This paper examines health coverage trends in 2005 and places them in the context of trends occurring since 2000. The paper concludes that despite the improving economy, the percentage of the population with employer-sponsored insurance continued to decline while the number of the uninsured continued to increase.Issue Brief (.pdf)

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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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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health National Survey of Households Affected by Cancer

USA Today/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health National Survey of Households Affected by CancerThis USA Today/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health National Survey provides an in-depth examination of how families cope with cancer and highlights problems of health insurance and health care costs through the lens of those…

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Chartpack: National Survey of Enrollees in Consumer-Directed Health Plans

This chart pack provides data and analysis from the National Survey of Enrollees in Consumer-Directed Health Plans conducted between June 21 and July 10, 2006. The survey looks at the views and experiences of people enrolled in consumer-directed health plans as compared to people with traditional health insurance.Chartpack (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Impact of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising on Prescription Drug Spending

A new study by researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology looks at the effect of direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising on spending for prescription drugs. The study found that, on average, a 10% increase in DTC advertising of drugs within a therapeutic drug class resulted in a 1% increase in sales of the drugs in that class.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Peering Into the Black Box of Insurance Rating

Recently, the New York Times reported that private health insurers continue to seek large premium increases despite seeing lower than expected use of medical care and booking record profits. The story highlights a significant problem for health policy: the lack of good, public information about how health insurers manage health…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Measuring the Affordability of Employer Health Coverage

A recent draft regulation issued by the Treasury Department describes who is eligible for premium tax credits to help them afford coverage offered through health insurance exchanges beginning in 2014. Tax credits will be available to people with incomes between 100 and 400 percent of the poverty level who are…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Uninsured Are Less Satisfied

Given that people without health insurance have no protection from health care costs, it is not surprising that they are much less likely to say they are satisfied with costs than those with insurance (31 percent vs. 68 percent Majorities of both the uninsured and insured report being satisfied with…

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