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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Low-Income Adults Under Age 65 – Many are Poor, Sick, and Uninsured

This policy brief from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured examines the characteristics and insurance coverage of low-income adults under age 65, a group numbering more than 50 million people. Members of this group are more likely to be in poor health than other Americans and are the…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dual Eligibles: Medicaid’s Role in Filling Medicare’s Gaps

Dual Eligibles: Medicaid's Role in Filling Medicare's Gaps – Issue BriefThis paper presents a profile of dual eligible beneficiaries (those qualifying for both Medicare and Medicaid), describes their health care expenditures, and analyzes the distribution of spending on the population.Issue Paper (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Growth in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Service Waivers

Medicaid spending on home and community-based service (HCBS) waivers dominates spending on community-based long-term care services offered through the Medicaid program. This paper examines trends in HCBS waiver enrollment and spending in recent years. Report (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Consumer Protection Issues Raised by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003

This paper identifies and examines consumer protection issues that arise from the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003. Key issue areas include: beneficiary information, marketing, enrollment and disenrollment, the drug benefit package and cost-sharing, the appeals process, concerns for low-income beneficiaries, challenges for nursing home issues, and…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Implications of the New Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit for State Medicaid Budgets

For a number of years, Governors and other state policymakers have maintained that Medicare – rather than state Medicaid programs – should play the key role in providing prescription drug coverage to Medicare beneficiaries, including those who also qualify for Medicaid because they are impoverished and/or have extensive health care…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Oregon’s Medicaid PDL: Will an Evidence-Based Formulary with Voluntary Compliance Set a Precedent for Medicaid?

This report is a case study of Oregon’s experience with its new prescription drug policy in its Medicaid fee-for-service pharmacy program. The report describes Oregon’s clinical review process, and assesses the results relative to other state preferred drug lists.Report (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicaid’s Federal-State Partnership: Alternatives for Improving Financial Integrity

- ReportAs the federal government increases its scrutiny of state financing of the Medicaid program, this paper, authored by a former CMS official, evaluates the existing financial management of the Medicaid program. Using existing models from the private sector and the government, the paper identifies alternatives to improve Medicaid's financial…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The New Medicaid Integrity Program: Issues and Challenges in Ensuring Program Integrity in Medicaid

This paper analyzes the Medicaid Integrity Program, a new federal effort within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that was enacted as part of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 to ensure program integrity in Medicaid. This paper defines program integrity as ensuring that health and long-term care services…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Toplines: Massachusetts Health Reform Tracking Survey

These toplines provide the detailed results from the June 2007 Kaiser/Harvard/BCBSMA Foundation poll of Massachusetts residents on the new health reform law. Toplines (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Making Sense of Recent Estimates of Eligible but Uninsured Children

As Congress reauthorizes the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), accurate estimates of the number of children who are eligible for Medicaid and SCHIP but remain uninsured are critical for policy and budget development. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concluded that there are between 5 and 6 million children who…

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