Protection in Managed Care Plans: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Proposed Federal Legislation. A side-by-side comparison of the provisions for consumer protection in managed care plans contained in the House and Senate budget reconciliation bills and in eight other consumer protection bills currently under consideration by Congress. These bills, which would…
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Testimony before the Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry on Protecting Vulnerable Populations
This testimony addresses the issue of access to care for vulnerable populations and the implications of the shift to managed care for these populations. In particular, it focuses on those with low incomes and disabling conditions requiring particular attention in the reshaping of health financing and delivery systems. Testimony:
This commentary reviews Medicaid’s role for low-income women and examines the implications Medicaid managed care on the delivery of health services to this vulnerable population. Today 40% of the Medicaid population, mostly poor women and their children, is enrolled in managed care. Medicaid agencies are hoping managed care will control…
Reprinted from HEALTH AFFAIRS, Volume 16, Number 2 (March/April 1997)This paper describes the early experience of the Health Insurance Plan of California (HIPC), a small-employer purchasing cooperative established in 1993.Report: Managed Competition In California's Small-Group Insurance Market
This study is part of a larger initiative, funded by both the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund. Case studies of seven states that are restructuring their health care systems for the Medicaid and uninsured populations: California, Florida, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas, are designed…
Report: Insurance Matters For Low-Income Adults: Results From A Five-State Survey
This document compiles the findings of surveys conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation on the knowledge and attitudes about managed care, from 1996-1997.
This report is an update to the July 1995 case study on managed care in Tennessee released as part of the Kaiser/Commonwealth Low-Income Coverge and Access Project.
Post-Election Survey of Voters’ 1997 Health Care Agenda A nationally representative sample of 1000 voters, conducted immediately after the 1996 election, examines voters’ priorities for the new Congress. Balancing the budget, cutting taxes and spending on public education top the list of voters priorities. The survey also looks at public…
This study is part of a larger initiative, the Kaiser/Commonwealth Low-Income Coverage and Access project funded by both the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund, to gauge the impact of health restructuring on access and health insurance coverage for low-income populations in seven states through surveys, focus…