This Kaiser Family Foundation-Harvard School of Public Health survey, conducted immediately after the 2000 Presidential election, finds that health care issues ranked near the top of voters priorities for spending the surplus. Medicare ranked among the top three priorities, along with education and Social Security, and ahead of paying off…
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Parents’ Views of Children’s Health Insurance Programs: A Survey of Denied Applicants for Kaiser Permanente’s Child Health Plan
In 1997, Kaiser Permanente launched the Child Health Plan to provide subsidized health insurance for low income California children not eligible for Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program) or Healthy Families (California’s State Children’s Health Insurance Program). As part of a broader evaluation of the Child Health Plan funded jointly by the…
The issue paper discusses the enrollment process from the perspectives of both beneficiaries and participating plans in nine states with mandatory Medicaid managed care programs: California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Oregon.Issue Paper
The issue paper studies health care markets of Denver, Detroit, Milwaukee, Miami, New York, and Seattle. The paper identifies key determinants for plan participation.Issue Paper
The report provides basic statistics on Medicaid managed care organizations providing enabling services – transportation, translation, education, and case management. The report also identifies the extent of variation across plans.
A study of California, Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, and Utah CHIP programs show that the states have features in place for special needs children, but problems of provider availability and service authorization did sometimes occur. This is the first in a series of reports on implementation issues and challenges in the…
Immigrants’ Access to Health Care After Welfare Reform: Findings from Focus Groups in Four Cities-1608
Immigrants' Access to Health Care After Welfare Reform: Findings from Focus Groups in Four CitiesA new analysis of focus groups in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Antonio reveal immigrants' knowledge of and attitudes toward public programs such as Medicaid and CHIP. Themes explored include current health coverage, participation…
This background paper discusses the coverage of prescription drugs through the Medicaid program. Some of the issues addressed include who is eligible to receive drugs, how drug coverage is paid for, and how much money states spend on drugs.Background Paper
A new report details how the practice of express lane eligibility, or utilizing information from other public benefit programs, can quicken the enrollment of low-income children into the Medicaid and CHIP programs.
A Survey and Analysis of What States Are Doing Based on interviews of state officials and analysis of tv, radio, and print ads from the states, this report is the first nationwide analysis of states’ advertising campaigns to enroll eligible kids into health coverage programs. Included is information about how…