An article in the January/February 2001 issue of Health Affairs by Judith Feder, Larry Levitt, Ellen O’Brien, and Diane Rowland assesses how best to expand health insurance coverage for the low-income uninsured. The article concludes that despite flaws in existing public programs, which can and should be remedied, strengthening programs like Medicaid…
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This fact sheet provides an overview of the Medicaid program’s increasing reliance on managed care to deliver services.Fact Sheet
Access to health coverage is a challenge for millions of low-income women. Because they are more likely to be low-wage workers and work in industries that don't offer benefits, access to job-based coverage is often problematic. Avenues for assistance are available to some through Medicaid. However, despite the program s…
Low-income women’s high rate of health problems and limited economic resources make access to health care and adequate health insurance coverage particularly important. Health coverage, whether through the private sector or publicly through Medicaid, has been demonstrated to improve access to care for low-income women. However, obtaining coverage is not…
The report reveals that the total number of children enrolled in state CHIP programs had grown to 2.3 million by June 2000, showing a steady increase in enrollment. The report is part of a larger project to track Medicaid and CHIP enrollment in all 50 states.
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…
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.