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
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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…
This report provides an analysis of key issues in the design and implementation of medical savings accounts for the Medicare population. It focuses on benefit design, eligibility, enrollment, risk selection and adjustment, and the effects of managed care.Report:
A report summarizing the findings of in-depths interviews conducted with Members of Congress and their staff who were actively involved in the health care reform debate about their opinions about what factors influenced the debate and shaped their views. The report finds that, among media sources, talk radio had the…
This policy brief focuses on access issues facing the low-income population generally and Medicaid beneficiaries specifically. The brief examines how well Medicaid beneficiaries have fared in obtaining access to care, the types of access barriers that confront Medicaid beneficiaries, and the issues and options for addressing these barriers.Policy Brief: Access…
Directions for Health Reform: Testimony before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate
This testimony presents a brief overview of the uninsured and health insurance coverage in the United States. The testimony describes the important role that the Medicaid program has come to play in providing health insurance coverage for 32 million low-income Americans, and it provides some perspective on policy options for…
March ’95, Supplemental Report to Kaiser/Harvard Survey of Public Knowledge and Attitudes on WelfareThis supplemental report to the Kaiser/Harvard Survey of Public Knowledge and Attitudes on Welfare, January 1995, examines views on major welfare reform issues of people who have had personal or family experience with welfare, and compares them…
An analysis of the electorate and health reform that considers how American voters’ values influenced their support or opposition toward health reform proposals and how those attitudes shifted over the course of the debate.
TennCare represents one of the most ambitious state-level efforts to restructure Medicaid and expand insurance coverage to the uninsured. The case study shows that the rapid change caused considerable confusion for patients, providers, and health plans. The TennCare experience provides early insights into the issues that states will face as they move to enroll more of their low-income populations into managed care arrangements.
This paper analyzes changes in insurance coverage that have occurred at the national level between 1988 and 1994.Report: The Changing Composition Of Health Insurance Coverage In The United States