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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Toplines: Health Care in America 2006 Survey

These toplines provide the complete survey questions and findings from the 2006 survey on Health Care in America conducted jointly by ABC News, the Kaiser Family Foundation and USA Today between Sept. 7 and 12, 2006. The survey examines Americans’ views and experiences related to health care costs and quality,…

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Changes in Employees’ Health Insurance Coverage, 2001-2005

This paper examines the underlying reasons behind the decline in employer coverage among employees from 2001 to 2005. The paper finds that almost half of the decline in employer-sponsored coverage was due to a loss of employer sponsorship. Another quarter of the decline was due to lost eligibility for benefits…

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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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ABC News/Kaiser Family Foundation/USA Today Health Care in America 2006 Survey

This poll examines Americans’ views and experiences related to health care costs and quality, as well as their attitudes toward possible policy solutions. The results are featured in a series of reports on ABC News programs, ABCNews.com, and in USA Today during the week of Oct. 15, 2006. The ABC…

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Summary and Chartpack: Health Care in America 2006 Survey

These charts highlight data from the 2006 survey on Health Care in America conducted jointly by ABC News, the Kaiser Family Foundation and USA Today between Sept. 7 and 12, 2006. The survey examines Americans’ views and experiences related to health care costs and quality, as well as their attitudes…

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Health Savings Accounts and High Deductible Health Plans: Are They An Option for Low-Income Families?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a type of medical savings account that allow consumers to save for medical expenses on a tax-fee basis. They are linked with high deductible health plans (HDHPs), and together these insurance and savings options represent a new approach to health care, commonly referred to as…

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Illustrating the Potential Impacts of Adverse Selection on Health Insurance Costs in Consumer Choice Models

Health Care Spending in the United States and OECD Countries  Health spending is rising faster than incomes in most developed countries, which raises questions about how these countries will pay for future health care needs.  The issue may be particularly acute in the United States, which not only spends much…

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Snapshots: Distribution of Out-of-Pocket Spending for Health Care Services

How much people should pay out-of-pocket for health care is a much-debated issue in health policy. New health insurance products with higher out-of-pocket shares are becoming more evident in the private market, and some states are considering ways to increase enrollee financial responsibility in state Medicaid programs.  This paper presents…

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Retired Steelworkers and Their Health Benefits: Results from a 2004 Survey

This Kaiser survey report looks at how the bankruptcies of two steel companies, the LTV Corporation and Bethlehem Steel, affected health coverage for the companies' retirees and dependents. The bankruptcies left about 200,000 retirees and spouses without retiree health coverage in 2002 and 2003. The report provides insight into the…

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Snapshots: Comparing Projected Growth in Health Care Expenditures and the Economy

The rising cost of health care is much in the news. Health costs continue to grow faster than national income and, despite research indicating that we the get good value for the increased spending, some policy makers and health analysts question whether governments and private employers can continue to finance…

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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.