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Alternative Approaches to Liability: Models for Health Plan Liability

This report looks at the different ways in which liability is handled in a number of industries, and explores how these models might apply to health plans. The report also discusses health plan liability in the context of the ongoing Consumer Protection debate.Report: Models for Health Plan Liability

Beneath the Averages: An Analysis of Medicare and Private Expenditures

This report compares Medicare and private health insurance per capita spending between 1970 and 1997, demonstrating that Medicare has done better or as well as the private sector in controlling the growth in health spending. Using National Health Expenditure accounts data, the analysis reveals the cumulative increase in per capita…

How Medicare HMO Withdrawals Affect Beneficiary Benefits, Costs, and Continuity of Care

Results from the 1999 Survey of Experiences with Medicare HMOsThis report examines the effects of Medicare HMO withdrawals on elderly and disabled beneficiaries who were involuntarily disenrolled from their HMO at the end of 1998. Based on a nationally-representative survey, the report describes new insurance arrangements made by beneficiaries after…

Kaiser /Harvard Survey of Americans on Health Policy

A telephone survey of 1,011 adults (between June 20 and July 9, 1996) about how health care reform (specically Medicare reform, MSAs and the Kassebaum/Kennedy bill) fits into the upcoming Novemeber election. The survey was designed by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Harvard University, and Princeton Survey Research Associates (PSRA). The…

Managed Care And Low-Income Populations: A Case Study of Texas

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…

Medicare State Profiles: State and Regional Data on Medicare and the Population it Serves

Although Medicare is a national program, there are substantial variations across states and regions in terms of beneficiary characteristics, health needs, and utilization of Medicare-covered services. Likewise, there are also considerable differences in Medicare spending and the emergence of Medicare managed care. In a single resource document, , presents state-by-state…

Analysis of Benefits Offered By Medicare HMOs, 1999: Complexities and Implications

This report analyzes supplemental benefits offered and premiums charged by Medicare HMOs nationwide in 1999, assessing the generosity of selected benefits, including prescription drugs. The study finds that the level of monthly premiums charged by Medicare HMOs, and the generosity of many supplemental benefits, especially prescription drugs, vary widely within…

Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University School of Public Health:  Update on Americans’ Views and Experiences in Managed Care

Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University School of Public Health: Update on Americans’ Views and Experiences in Managed Care The Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University School of Public Health: Update on Americans’ Views and Experiences in Managed Care is based on findings from the April 1998 Kaiser Harvard News Interest Index. The survey…

The Difference Different Approaches Make: Comparing Proposals to Expand Health Insurance

The Difference Different Approaches Make: Comparing Proposals to Expand Health InsuranceThis paper estimates and compares the impacts of alternative mechanisms for expanding health insurance coverage. A variety of approaches-expansions of existing public programs, direct subsidies, and tax credits-and target populations-including children, poor adults, parents of Medicaid- or CHIP-covered children, and…