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Transitional Medical Assistance (TMA): Medicaid Issue Update

This fact sheet presents the key questions and answers regarding transitional medical assistance as a part of the Medicaid program and its relationship to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), the welfare program.Fact Sheet

Acceleration of Medicaid Spending Reflects Mounting Pressures

This issue paper reveals that after three years of relatively slow spending growth, Medicaid spending accelerated in 1999 and 2000, and more rapid growth appears likely to continue. Medicaid spending grew by 7.1 percent ind FY 1999 and 8.6 percent in FY 2000.

Trends and Indicators in the Changing Health Care Marketplace 2002

This chartbook provides information on key trends in the health care marketplace including health spending, the structure of the health care marketplace, and health plan and provider relationships. It highlights data on health plan enrollment, premiums, and benefits, and the implications of health market trends for consumers and the safety…

National Survey of Physicians Part IV: Doctors, Payors, and Low-Income Patients

As part of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s National Survey of Physicians, this portion of the survey examines differences in provider payment rates from different payors, such as Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurers, and explores providers experiences with these different payors and with providing treatment for uninsured and low-income patients. Highlights…

Transitional Medical Assistance and Welfare Reauthorization

Cindy Mann, senior fellow of the Commission, testified to the House Subcommittee on Health of the Energy and Commerce Committee on the role of Transitional Medical Assistance in providing health coverage to parents who obtain low-wage jobs that disqualify them for Medicaid. Please note: the video is no longer available.…

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: Facts, Options, and Implications

Testimony by Patricia Neuman, Sc.D., vice president and director of the Foundation’s Medicare Policy Project, for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on Creating a Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit: begins with a brief review of existing sources of prescription drug coverage for the Medicare population…