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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Basics of Medicare and Medicaid

Together, Medicare and Medicaid provide health coverage to about 90 million Americans. To help explain the two programs, the Kaiser Family Foundation issued a new primer on the Medicare program and an updated version of its primer on the Medicaid program. Prepared by Kaiser staff, the primers provide an overview…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Perspectives on Medicare Part D and Dual Eligibles: Key Informants’ Views From Three States

In 2006, low-income individuals receiving health coverage through both the Medicaid and Medicare programs, “dual eligibles,” experienced a change in their prescription drug benefit when their Medicaid prescription coverage was replaced by the Medicare prescription drug program known as Medicare Part D. This study provides information on the ongoing successes…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Impact of Medicaid and SCHIP on Low-Income Children’s Health

This policy brief reviews the literature and examines the impact of Medicaid and SCHIP on coverage, access to care and health for the nation’s low-income children. Issue Brief (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Family Coverage Under SCHIP Waivers

Currently, eleven states cover parents with SCHIP funds via a federal waiver. This paper examines these programs and considers them within the context of the states' efforts to cover children. Issue Brief (.pdf)

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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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