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The Role of National Firms in Medicare+Choice

This report addresses national managed care firms participation in M+C and the factors influencing their decision processes about M+C products. Based on interviews with executives and senior staff of national managed care firms, this report examines how eight national firms strategically position their M+C product, including the process that firms…

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…

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

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.

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…

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