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Is There Room for Conscience without Compromising Access? Are Affiliations Between Religious and Secular Health Care Organizations Threatening Access?
These resources were prepared for a briefing held for journalists in New York City on November 4, 1997 in New York City as part of a joint program by The Alan Guttmacher Institute, The Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Press Foundation. This program focused on mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, joint ventures, and other affiliations between Catholic and non-Catholic hospitals and health systems and the effect these affiliations have on access to reproductive health services.
This study analyzed five 1997 managed care consumer protection proposals currently or recently under consideration by the California state legislature: allowing consumers to sue their HMO (health maintenance organization) or managed care plan; expanding access to prescription drugs not approved by the health plan; expanded coverage of mental health services;…
This report analyzes recently enacted laws in Texas and Missouri that expand consumers' ability to sue their HMOs or other managed care plans for inappropriately denied care or similar problems.Report Report
The Impact of Manged Care Legislation: An Analysis of Five Legislative Proposals from California – Report
The Impact of Managed Care Legislation: An Analysis of Five Legislative Proposals from California Health Policy Economics Group Price Waterhouse LLP November, 1997 Executive Summary Managed care has grown tremendously in recent years. From 1988 to 1997, at firms with 200 or more employees, the proportion of employees enrolled in…
Is There a Common Ground? Affiliations Between Catholic and Non-Catholic Health Care Providers and the Availability of Reproductive Health Services
This report examines affiliations between Catholic and non-Catholic health care providers and their impact on the availability of reproductive health services in communities.
Managed Care Plan Liability: An Analysis Of Texas And Missouri Legislation Patricia A. Butler, JD, DrPH November 1997 Background As increasing numbers of Americans receive health care coverage through managed care plans, public attention has been focused on some of the problems consumers have with such plans. Although most consumers…
State Reforms of Small Group Health InsuranceBetween 1989 and 1995, 45 states enacted laws to make health insurance more accessible and attractive to small businesses. The small group market was targeted for reform because about half of all uninsured workers are either self-employed or working in firms with fewer than…
Retiree Health Trends And Implications Of Possible Medicare Reforms September 1997 Approximately 12 million of Medicare’s 39 million beneficiaries receive employer-sponsored retiree health benefits as a supplement to their Medicare coverage. In addition, millions of retired workers under age 65 rely on retiree health benefits as their primary source of…