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Medicare Beneficiaries and Their Assets: Implications for Low-Income Programs

This report, prepared by Marilyn Moon of The Urban Institute and Robert Friedland and Lee Shirey of Georgetown University's Center on an Aging Society, reviews the income and assets of the current Medicare population, provides an overview of asset tests used to determine eligibility for programs assisting low-income Medicare beneficiaries,…

Welfare, Work and Health Care

As the U.S. Congress works on legislation to reauthorize Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the nation's welfare program, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured cosponsored a briefing on the health-related issues of the reauthorization.Chart Pack: Welfare Reform Reauthorization: A Focus on the Health Issues Summary Comparison of…

SCHIP Program Enrollment: December 2001 Update

This report presents information on the number of children enrolled in SCHIP for each state, for specific months from 1998 to 2001. As of December 2001, the SCHIP program covered 3.5 million low-income children. An increase of 780,000 from the previous year.

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

Medicaid Program Enrollment: Data Update September 2001

This report provides current national and state-level data on the number of persons enrolled in Medicaid. In addition to identifying recent trends in Medicaid, this report also examines trends in the various eligibility categories within Medicaid. The report reveals that enrollment in Medicaid increased by 2.2 million individuals, or 8.7…

Enrolling Children and Families in Health Coverage: The Promise of Doing More

The 50 state survey of enrollment simplification and renewal procedural reforms, shows that states continue to take steps to transform the Medicaid program from its origins as a welfare-based program into something resembling a more traditional health insurance program. Report (.pdf) >>All 50-State Children’s Health Coverage Reports

Low-Income Parents’ Access to Medicaid Five Years After Welfare Reform

This policy brief examines health coverage for low-income parents after the 1996 welfare law broke the historical connection between Medicaid coverage and welfare. Many states have altered their rules and some have expanded coverage for low-income working parents.Policy Brief

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