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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Long-Term Service and Supports: The Future Role and Challenges for Medicaid

This report examines the structure and impact of Medicaid’s role in long-term care. Based on a roundtable discussion of policy makers and experts and drawn from a body of health services research, the report highlights policy challenges facing the Medicaid program today and identifies issues in providing long-term care going…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR/KFF/HSPH Survey: Public Views on SCHIP Reauthorization: Topline

These toplines present detailed survey results from an October 2007 survey conducted jointly by NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health on the public’s views and opinions of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and the pending legislation surrounding its reauthorization. Toplines (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIPRA):  The revised CHIPRA Bill (H.R. 3963) Compared to the Original Bill (H.R. 976)

Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIPRA): The revised CHIPRA Bill (H.R. 3963) Compared to the Original Bill (H.R. 976)The U.S. House and Senate passed a revised version of Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIPRA) that was intended to address key concerns of opponents of…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Coverage for Children and Families in Medicaid and SCHIP:  State Efforts Face New Hurdles

Health Coverage for Children and Families in Medicaid and SCHIP: State Efforts Face New HurdlesThe seventh annual 50-state survey of eligibility rules, enrollment and renewal procedures, and cost-sharing practices in Medicaid and SCHIP for children and families reports that nearly two-thirds of states expanded access to Medicaid and SCHIP between…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report Examines the Potential Impact of New Federal Initiative To Review Payment and Eligibility Errors in Medicaid

Report Examines the Potential Impact of New Federal Initiative To Review Payment and Eligibility Errors in MedicaidThe federal government has launched a new initiative, Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM), to estimate the number of errors states make in determining eligibility for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

President’s FY 2009 Budget and Medicaid

President’s FY 2009 Budget and MedicaidThe President released his Fiscal Year 2009 budget plan in January 2008. The President would reduce federal Medicaid spending by over $17 billion over the next five years by reducing the federal match rate for certain services, making changes to managed care, long-term care, reimbursement…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Consumer Direction of Personal Assistance Services in Medicaid: A Review of Four State Programs

Consumer Direction of Personal Assistance Services in Medicaid: A Review of Four State ProgramsMedicaid consumer direction of personal assistance services (CD-PAS) is a growing trend. Although overall enrollment in these programs is small, 42 states offered consumer direction in Medicaid in 2006. These programs allow Medicaid beneficiaries control over hiring,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pulling It Together: Perspectives on State Health Reform

This Pulling It Together column is the fourth in my new series. All four so far have dealt with different dimensions of health reform. This time I write about one of my favorite topics, the states. As a former head of an umbrella health and social services agency in a…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Healthy Indiana Plan: Key Facts and Issues

This issue brief provides an overview of Indiana's new Medicaid waiver program, the Healthy Indiana Plan, which is the first that allows a state to use Medicaid funds to provide a benefit package modeled after a high-deductible plan and health savings account to previously uninsured adults. This piece examines key…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Care and Coverage of the Nation’s Children: A Resource Page

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are serving as an important safety-net for children during the current recession. These programs have contributed to a decrease in the uninsured rate for children, but many eligible children remain uninsured despite the availability of Medicaid and CHIP coverage today. Provisions to…

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