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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…

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…

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

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

Medicaid and Managed Care – Policy Brief

Medicaid and Managed Care June 1995 This year, Medicaid will finance health and long-term care services to more than 35 million low-income Americans. In its role as a purchaser of health services for low-income families, Medicaid increasingly relies on managed care to deliver care. Almost 8 million Medicaid beneficiaries, predominately…

Medicaid and Managed Care: Lessons from the Literature

This report reviews and synthesizes the literature from the past 20 years evaluating managed care's impact on access, quality, beneficiary's health status, and the cost of care for the Medicaid population.Report:

Medicaid and Federal, State and Local Budgets

This policy brief explains the current Medicaid financing arrangements between federal, state and local governments, examines the role of Medicaid in federal and state budgets, and identifies severalimportant considerations on evaluating proposals to limit federal Medicaid spending.Policy Brief: Medicaid and Federal, State, and Local Budgets

State Variations In Medicaid: Implications For Block Grants And Expenditure Growth Caps

Medicaid, jointly financed by state and federal governments, is made up of over 50 separate programs with disparate populations covered and services offered. In an effort to better understand the implications of federal policy changes for the financing structure of Medicaid, the Kaiser Commission on the Future of Medicaid sponsored…