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NewsHour/Kaiser Survey Underscores Difficulties Faced by Those Without Health Insurance

The National Survey on the Uninsured from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and the Kaiser Family Foundation is this year's first nationwide survey on Americans' attitudes about the growing uninsured population and the difficulties uninsured people face getting medical care. The survey also assesses public attitudes on options to address…

Managed Care and Low-Income Populations: A Case Study of Managed Care in California

This report updates a 1994 case study of California's Medicaid managed care initiative. California uses three predominant managed care models in its Medi-Cal program: county organized health (COHS), geographic managed care (GMC), and the two-plan model. This case study focuses specifically on Los Angeles County's two-plan model and Orange County's…

Medicaid Enrollment in 21 States: June 1997 – June 1999

This report, Medicaid Enrollment in 21 States: June 1997 -June 1999, prepared by Health Management Associates, includes enrollment data obtained directly from state Medicaid and CHIP programs. Findings show that across the 21 states, which represent 73% of total Medicaid enrollment, enrollment fell from 23.2 million in June 1997 to…

New Medicaid Data from 21 States Find Recent Enrollment Increases

New data prepared for the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured released April 12 find recent Medicaid enrollment increases in more than half of the 21 states surveyed. A companion report describes survey results on ways states are trying to simplify the enrollment process.Report News Release: New Medicaid Data…

Public Health in a Changing Health Care System: Linkages Between Public Health and MCOs In the Treatment and Prevention of STDs

Public health agencies and managed care organizations share responsibility for the health of the populations they serve. Their relationships are particularly important in the area of STDs. This study analyzes the evolving relationships between managed care organizations and public health agencies in how they manage the prevention, treatment, and tracking…

The Olmstead Decision: Implications for Medicaid

In June, 1999, the Supreme Court rule in Olmstead v L.C. that states were required to provide services to persons with disabilities in community settings rather than institutions, if certain conditions were met. This Policy Brief provides an overview of the Olmstead case, including the facts, the court ruling, and…

Welfare Reform and Medicaid Coverage of Low-Income Families

This publication is the written testimony of Barbara Lyons, Ph.D., deputy director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, who testified to the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. The May 2000 hearing was on the relationship of Medicaid and the…

Access to Care for Low-Income Women: The Impact of Medicaid

Health coverage is of critical importance to low-income women. This study was undertaken to assess how low-income women with Medicaid, private insurance, or no insurance vary with regard to personal characteristics, health status, and health utilization. Data are from a telephone interview survey of a representative cross-sectional sample of 5,200…

Continued Slow Growth for Medicaid Spending in 1997

This issue paper provides an overview of Medicaid spending in 1997. Beginning with a recap of spending and enrollment trends since the early 1990s, the authors report that Medicaid spending grew by 4.1 percent between 1996 and 1997, continuing the recent trend of slow spending growth. The paper includes detailed…