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Health Plan Liability — Policy Brief

An 8-page policy brief to inform the policy debate in California about health plan liability issues, including barriers to lawsuits (ERISA), liability approaches used in other industries, and potential impact on premiums. The brief includes a variety of perspectives presented by speakers at a California Health Policy Roundtable held in…

Managed Care For Low-Income Populations with Special Needs: The Tennessee Experience

This paper provides a targeted review of Tennessee’s experience providing health care to individuals with special needs under TennCare, its Medicaid managed care initiative. The first part reviews the experience of TennCare Partners, the behavioral health carve-out program created in 1996. The second part reviews how TennCare’s structure affects the disabled and chronically ill.

The Changing Medicaid Managed Care Market

Trends in Commercial Plans' ParticipationThis background paper analyzes the trends in commercial plan participation in the Medicaid market by using a database specifically designed for this purpose. It examines changes from mid-1996 to mid-1997 in the types of full-risk plans serving Medicaid Beneficiaries. It also looks at trends through mid-1998…

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 DebateThe 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 was…

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

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…

Changes in Employee Health Coverage by Small Businesses

Findings from previous reports by The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and a survey of small and large employers that was part of a joint effort between The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and KPMG Peat Marwick. A full report on is availableseparately (#1464).Report Report

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…

Post-Election Survey: Priorities for the 106th Congress – News Release

Voters Say Medicare Top Health Issue For New Congress Embargoed for release until: Thursday, January 14, 1999 For more information contact: Matt James or Missy Krasner: (650)854-9400 Best Chance for Bipartisan Voter Support in Health on Patients’ Rights Washington, DC — A new survey conducted immediately after the election by…

External Review of Health Plan Decisions — Policy Brief

An 8-page policy brief on the external review of health plan decisions to inform the policy debate in California and nationally. The policy brief covers external review systems in other states and the Medicare program, the current status of external review in California, and issues regarding the design and implementation…