Submitted testimony of Diane Rowland, executive director of the Commission, about health insurance options for unemployed workers. She was scheduled to testify to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, but the hearing was postponed.
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The current economy is a key concern as federal and state leaders worry about the expected rise in unemployment and the related loss of employer health coverage. Policymakers are considering several options to ensure that we do not experience a health coverage crisis as we deal with the impact of…
An update to “Medicaid Budgets Under Stress: Survey Findings for State Fiscal Year 2000, 2001, and 2002.” This paper was commissioned to evaluate how several states’ fiscal outlooks have changed since September 11.
Summarizes the COBRA health coverage law, how it is administered, what its limitations are, and how it impacts low-income workers. Fact Sheet
A new report describes the Report to Congress by the Department of Health and Human Services on consumer protection and quality assurance requirements for Medicaid managed care and discusses the differences between the original Federal rule and the revised one.Report Executive Summary
This article, by Ruth Almeida and Lisa Dubay of the Urban Institute and Grace Ko of Brown University, examines the effect of insurance on low-income women’s access to care and use of health services. Using the 1997 National Survey of America’s Families, it examines access to health care for three…
Medicaid Outpatient Prescription Drug Benefits: Findings from a National Survey and Selected Case Study Highlights
Medicaid Outpatient Prescription Drug Benefits: Findings from a National Survey and Selected Case Study HighlightsA report summarizing a survey of 43 states and the District of Columbia on their prescription drug benefit and the financing of the benefit as of mid-2000.Report
A new brief reviews the latest data available on states’ use of CHIP funds and explores the effect of a pending dip in CHIP funding on states’ ability to provide health care coverage to uninsured, low-income children.
A new background report highlights health coverage trends for children in Los Angeles County, examines some of the factors behind Medi-Cal enrollment growth, and attempts to draw relevant lessons for other counties and states. Also see “First Glance at the Children’s Health Initiative in Santa Clara County, California”.
A new report reveals that CHIP provided coverage for 2.7 million low-income children in December 2000, a 48% increase from December 1999. The report also shows that enrollment in CHIP has consistently increased by roughly 900,000 children per year in its first three years of operation.