A report and press release summarizing the findings of 14 focus groups held in eight cities nationwide to explore the attitudes and experiences of Medicare beneficiaries in managed care programs, particularly health maintenance organizations (HMOs), and those with traditional fee-for-service coverage, as well as pre-Medicare beneficiaries aged 60-65. A fact…
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A report summarizing the findings of in-depths interviews conducted with Members of Congress and their staff who were actively involved in the health care reform debate about their opinions about what factors influenced the debate and shaped their views. The report finds that, among media sources, talk radio had the…
This report reviews and synthesizes the literature from the past 20 years evaluating managed care's impact on access, quality, beneficiary's health status, and the cost of care for the Medicaid population.Report:
An analysis of the electorate and health reform that considers how American voters’ values influenced their support or opposition toward health reform proposals and how those attitudes shifted over the course of the debate.
TennCare represents one of the most ambitious state-level efforts to restructure Medicaid and expand insurance coverage to the uninsured. The case study shows that the rapid change caused considerable confusion for patients, providers, and health plans. The TennCare experience provides early insights into the issues that states will face as they move to enroll more of their low-income populations into managed care arrangements.
This case study describes the first year’s experience of Tennessee’s initiative, TennCare. The TennCare experience provides early insights into the issues that states will face as they move to enroll more of their low-income populations into managed care arrangements.
To gather early insights and timely information for state and federal policymakers concerning how the movement to managed care is affecting the poor and their access to care, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund are jointly sponsoring case studies and population surveys in California, Minnesota, New…
This paper analyzes changes in insurance coverage that have occurred at the national level between 1988 and 1994.Report: The Changing Composition Of Health Insurance Coverage In The United States
Table 1Most Important Issue in Deciding 1994 U.S. House Vote Voters Nationwide VNS Kaiser/Harvard Total Voters Total Voters 1. Health care 1. Health care 2. Crime 2. Crime 3. Econ./jobs 3. Taxes 4. Taxes 4(t). Education 5. Deficit 4(t). Abortion 6. Clinton job 6. Econ./jobs Source: Voter News Service and…
Among Issues, Voters See Health Reform As Top Priority for New Congress But Reject Major Overhaul of System For More Modest Approach Embargoed for release: 12:00 p.m. EST Tuesday, November 15, 1994 For further information contact: Matt James or Tina Hoff National Election Night Survey Also Finds: Voters Support Spending…