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Talking With Kids About Tough Issues

Talking With Kids About Tough Issues is a national campaign to support parents by Children Now and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. This guide for parents offers practical, concrete tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about tough issues: sex, HIV/AIDS,…

The Four Americas:  Government and Social Policy Through the Eyes of America’s Multi-racial and Multi-ethnic Society

The Four Americas: Government and Social Policy Through the Eyes of America’s Multi-racial and Multi-ethnic SocietyThis report is the first of a series of surveys conducted jointly by The Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University examining public knowledge, values and beliefs on major issues and challenges facing our nation, such as…

The Impact of the “Medigrant” Plan on the Federal Payments to States

The Impact of the “Medigrant” Plan on the Federal Payments to StatesThe analysis examines the conference agreement plan for the redistribution of federal funds under a block grant for the Medicaid program. It also discusses the implications of the reductions in federal spending for beneficiary coverage.Report: The Impact Of The…

Medicaid in California: The Impact of Congressional Medicaid Changes

This policy brief provides a summary of Medi-cal (California's Medicaid program) and explores what impact Congressional Medicaid changes may have on California.Policy Brief: Medicaid In California: The Impact Of Congressional Medicaid Changes

Federal Dollars and State Flexibility:  The Debate Over Medicaid’s Future

Federal Dollars and State Flexibility: The Debate Over Medicaid's FutureThis journal article provides a basic overview of the Medicaid program and discusses the implications of a block grant to Medicaid and its beneficiaries.Report: Federal Dollars and State Flexibility: The Debate Over Medicaid's Future

Medicaid and the Elderly – Policy Brief

Medicaid and the ElderlySeptember 1995Medicaid is a crucial health financing program for the elderly population, providing assistance to over 1 in 10 Americans age 65 or older. Nearly four million elderly people receive Medicaid assistance with medical and long-term care expenses. Medicaid's coverage helps low-income elderly people gain access to…

Medicaid and the Elderly

This policy brief explains the Medicaid's program's relationship to the elderly and provides information on beneficiaries and expenditures. Also discussed is Medicaid coverage of long-term care and nursing home care for the elderly.Policy Brief Policy Brief

Cutting Medicaid Spending in Response to Budget Caps

This report reviews the major options available to states to achieve the savings in Medicaid required by the joint budget resolution passed by Congress in June 1995. The report analyzes ways to reduce spending growth for acute and long-term care services and considers stricter eligibility criteria. The authors conclude that…

The California Single-Payer Debate, The Defeat of Proposition 186

A report summarizing the campaigns of proponents and opponents to the California Health Security Act (Proposition 186) of 1994. The report includes findings from research commissioned by the Kaiser Family Foundation on the potential financial and administrative impact of the Act on California, as well as an analysis of the…

Medicaid and Managed Care

This policy brief highlights Medicaid's use of managed care, describes key findings from the literature with regard to access, costs and quality of care and discusses issues related to Medicaid and managed care. Information on Medicaid enrollment in managed care at the state level is also included.Policy Brief Policy Brief