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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Women’s Health Coverage and Access to Care

Using data from the 2001 Kaiser Women’s Health Survey, a nationally representative survey of nearly 4,000 women between the ages of 18 to 64, this issue brief explores racial and ethnic disparities in health care among women. It provides new information on the differences in health status, health insurance coverage,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

What Happened to the Insurance Coverage of Children and Adults in 2006?

A new, detailed analysis of the latest US Census Bureau data on health insurance coverage looks behind the 2.2 million increase in the number of uninsured, examining changes by age and income. Reversing years of steady declines, the number of uninsured children has grown by one million over the last…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

How Race/Ethnicity, Immigration Status, and Language Affect Health Insurance Coverage, Access to and Quality of Care Among the Low-Income Population

This report examines the roles that race, language and citizenship status play in insurance coverage, access to health care and quality of health care, particularly for the low-income Latino population. The findings demonstrates that citizenship status and language proficiency have a significant impact on insurance coverage, access to care and…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Access to Care for the Uninsured: An Update

As the Census Bureau releases the latest data on health insurance coverage, prior research has shown that health insurance coverage improves access to care and health outcomes. New data from the Kaiser 2003 Health Insurance Survey updates what is known about barriers to access to health care.Chart Pack (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina

Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina Video not playing? Launch in external player. The low-speed version of this video, extended interviews with survivors and a related film, “Voices of the Storm: Health Care After Katrina,” are available here. August 29, 2006, marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Summary Of Early Observations Of The Transition Of Immigrant Families From A Medicaid Look-Alike Program To Basic Health In Washington State

In 2002, the state of Washington eliminated state-funded Medicaid look-alike coverage for certain immigrant families. These families then became eligible for more limited coverage in the state's Basic Health program. This report details the process of this transition and the outcomes for coverage and access for these individuals.Research Brief (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicare: Comparison of the Candidates’ Proposals

Medicare: Comparison of Candidate’s Proposals Download a printable pdf of this document Bush-Cheney1 Kerry-Edwards2 General approach Supports greater role for private plans under Medicare to give seniors greater choice of health plans. Supports giving seniors a choice of a health plan that’s right for them. Opposes privatization of Medicare that…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Economic Downturn and Changes in Health Insurance Coverage, 2000-2003

This report shows that number of uninsured Americans under age 65 increased by 5.1 million between 2000-2003 largely driven by continuing declines in employer sponsored insurance. For children, this decline was more than offset by increases in enrollment in Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), resulting in…

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