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Managed Care Consumer Protections Offered by Medium and Large Employers

A fact sheet summarizing data from a survey conducted between January and March of 1998 with 1,583 firms with 200 or more workers. The survey, which is conducted annually, focuses on the characteristics of the health benefit plans sponsored by employers.The supplemental questions discussed in this brief were developed jointly…

Consumer Protection Issues in Medicare + Choice

This report describes and analyzes key Medicare+Choice provisions in the Balanced Budget Act and the accompanying regulations related to consumer protections. It explains how the BBA makes significant improvements for beneficiaries in the areas of access, appeals, and quality. It also explores areas that could be strengthened to better serve…

Post-Election Survey: Priorities for the 106th Congress

A national voter survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health conducted shortly after the November congressional elections in 1998. The purpose is to gauge voters’ priorities for the next Congress, both generally and with specific regard to health care issues. The survey also measures voter…

MarketFacts: A Financial Overview of the Managed Care Industry

A fact sheet on the growing influence of for-profit organizations; trends in the stock prices of HMOs and health services companies compared to the overall stock market; recent HMO activity such as premium increases and mergers and acquisitions; and issues related to the financial aspects of HMOs.Fact Sheet Fact Sheet

Medicaid and Managed Care: Lessons from the Literature

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:

Changes in Health Insurance Under the Clinton Health Plan

This paper examines how the Clinton health care reform plan would affect the insurance coverage of Americans under age 65 and discusses the implications of the plan for employees and Medicaid programs nationally and in California, Florida, Michigan, New York, and Texas.Report:

Managed Care Consumer Protections Offered by Medium and Large Employers – Fact Sheet

Managed Care Consumer Protections Offered by Medium and Large EmployersNovember 1998BackgroundDuring the past year, Congress and the states considered a number of proposals that would have provided additional protections to consumers in health insurance plans, particularly managed care plans. Among the key issues raised in these debates was how much…

MarketFacts: A Financial Overview of the Managed Care Industry – Fact Sheet

A Financial Overview of the Managed Care IndustryMarch 1999Part 1The rapid growth of managed care has brought with it a growing connection between the stock market andhealth care organizations. Health care services have evolved from being delivered by physicians and tax-exempt institutions to a market-driven industry attracting investment capital from…

Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University School of Public Health: Update on Americans’ Views on the Consumer Protections Debate

Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University School of Public Health: Update on Americans’ Views on the Consumer Protections Debate The Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University School of Public Health Update on American’s Views on Consumer Protections in Managed Care is based on findings from the April 1999 Kaiser/Harvard Health News Index. The survey…

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