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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Frontline Perspectives on Long-Term Care Financing Decisions and Medicaid Assets Transfer Practices

Frontline Perspectives on Long-Term Care Financing Decisions and Medicaid AssetsTransfer PracticesIn the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Congress tightened Medicaid asset transfer rules for individuals qualifying for Medicaid assistance with nursing home bills. Research on asset transfer shows a low incidence of asset transfers and limited cost savings from tightening…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tracking Prescription Drug Coverage Under Medicare:  Five Ways to Look at the New Enrollment Numbers

Tracking Prescription Drug Coverage Under Medicare: Five Ways to Look at the New Enrollment NumbersThis new analysis, which assesses Medicare drug benefit enrollment statistics released Feb. 22 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, examines five different approaches to understanding the Medicare drug coverage numbers:What share of the…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Can States Stretch the Medicaid Dollar Without Passing the Buck? Lessons from Utah

With the enactment of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, states have gained increased flexibility over benefits and cost sharing for certain currently eligible Medicaid populations without having to obtain a waiver of Medicaid rules. New findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation's 2004 survey of the experiences of Medicaid beneficiaries…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Centers Reauthorization: An Overview of Achievements and Challenges

This report reviews the role of community health centers in the nation's health care safety net. Today, over 1,000 federally funded and “look-alike” health centers serve 14.3 million people, three-quarters of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicaid.As health centers look toward legislative reauthorization in 2006, they face several policy…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Beyond Cash and Counseling: An Inventory of Individual Budget-based Community Long-Term Care Programs

Beyond Cash and Counseling: An Inventory of Individual Budget-based Community Long-Term Care ProgramsThis brief describes the evolution of beneficiary-managed home and community-based services since the original demonstration and provides an overview of state activity as of January 2006. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 gives states the option to use…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Key Issues and Opportunities: Implementing the New Medicaid Integrity Program

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 created a new Medicaid Integrity Program to increase the government's capacity to prevent, detect and address fraud and abuse in the Medicaid program. The new initiative represents the most significant single, dedicated investment the federal government has made in ensuring the integrity of the…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KYHealth Choices Medicaid Reform: Key Program Changes and Questions

This fact sheet summarizes the key changes Kentucky has approved for its Medicaid program as a result of the new flexibility available through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. Kentucky uses new options related to benefits, cost sharing and long-term care.Fact Sheet (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Voices of the Storm: Health Experiences of Low-Income Katrina Survivors

This report provides key findings from interviews with low-income Katrina survivors about their health care experiences after the storm to provide insight into how they fared and to highlight ways to improve the response to this and future disasters. The report also includes several in-depth, individual profiles of survivors’ health…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Coverage for Low-Income Americans:  An Evidence-Based Approach to Public Policy

Health Coverage for Low-Income Americans: An Evidence-Based Approach to Public PolicyThis report offers an evidence-based framework for developing public policy approaches to covering low-income Americans. The first part of the report is devoted to the question: What is the role for publicly sponsored health insurance? The second part turns to…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Characteristics of the Uninsured: Who Is Eligible for Public Coverage and Who Needs Help Affording Coverage?

This brief analyzes health coverage data and determines that 25% of the nation's uninsured population is eligible for either Medicaid or SCHIP. The brief goes on to describe the characteristics of the population. Issue Brief (.pdf)

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