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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care Affordability and the Uninsured

Diane Rowland testified at a hearing on the instability of health coverage before the Health Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. Her testimony discussed the growing share of Americans who are uninsured and without adequate health insurance coverage and highlighted the key characteristics and issues with…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pulling It Together: Perspectives on State Health Reform

This Pulling It Together column is the fourth in my new series. All four so far have dealt with different dimensions of health reform. This time I write about one of my favorite topics, the states. As a former head of an umbrella health and social services agency in a…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Healthy Indiana Plan: Key Facts and Issues

This issue brief provides an overview of Indiana's new Medicaid waiver program, the Healthy Indiana Plan, which is the first that allows a state to use Medicaid funds to provide a benefit package modeled after a high-deductible plan and health savings account to previously uninsured adults. This piece examines key…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Uninsured Young Adults: A Profile and Overview of Coverage Options

Young adults, age 19-29, have the highest uninsured rate of any age group. Since 29% of the uninsured are young adults, efforts to decrease the overall number of uninsured must address this population. This brief examines health coverage for young adults, as well as their health status, access to care,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The 2005 Kaiser Low-Income Coverage and Access Survey: Survey Methods and Baseline Tables

The 2005 Kaiser Low-Income Coverage and Access Survey: Survey Methods and Baseline TablesThis document details the methods used to develop the 2005 Kaiser Low-Income Coverage and Access Survey dataset and presents baseline tables on population demographics, overall and by health coverage. The Kaiser Family Foundation conducted this national survey to…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Spotlight on Low-Income Uninsured Young Adults: Causes and Consequences

Spotlight on Low-Income Uninsured Young Adults: Causes and ConsequencesThis brief is the latest in a series using data from the 2005 Kaiser Low-Income Coverage and Access Survey to examine health coverage, access, and financial burdens associated with health care for young adults ages 19 to 29 in low-income families. The…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pulling It Together: The “R” Word Is Back

Longer ago than I care to admit, I got my start in health policy at M.I.T. when I wrote a book about health care regulation. The book was about a long forgotten attempt to rationalize the health care system through an elaborate health planning program set up in the seventies under the National…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pulling it Together: About Kaiser Health News

There is lots of apocalyptic talk these days about the collapse of the newspaper industry and the challenges facing news organizations.  There is even talk of the unimaginable, my hometown paper The Boston Globe shutting down. Surely they know that Red Sox Nation cannot exist without the Globe Sports pages.…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions About Health Insurance Exchanges

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law in March 2010, made broad changes to the way health insurance will be provided and paid for in the United States. PPACA created a new mechanism for purchasing coverage called Exchanges, which are entities that will be set up…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

How Does Health Coverage and Access to Care for Immigrants Vary by Length of Time in the U.S.?

This analysis, based on data from the 2007 Health Tracking Household Survey, examines how health coverage and access to care for non-elderly adults vary based on immigrants’ length of time in the U.S. and between immigrants, second generation Americans and third generation and higher Americans. It also identifies the primary…

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