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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Five Basic Facts on Immigrants and Their Health Care

As discussions on national health care reform move to the forefront, some have focused on the role of immigrants in the health care system, including their impact on the nation’s uninsured problem, their participation in public health coverage programs, and their use of hospital emergency rooms. To address questions about…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Healthy San Francisco

In 2007, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to begin implementation of a plan to provide health care services to all uninsured residents. is not health insurance, but rather it provides access to affordable basic and ongoing health care services for uninsured residents. The program provides medical…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pulling It Together: Moving Away From Employer Based Coverage: Don’t Forget Public Opinion

One of the underlying big issues in the unfolding health reform debate is whether most Americans should continue to get insurance through work where they get it today, or purchase it themselves in the individual private health insurance marketplace. Senator McCain promotes moving to individual insurance and having individuals rather…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicaid and Other Public Programs for Low-Income Childless Adults:  An Overview of Coverage in Eight States

Medicaid and Other Public Programs for Low-Income Childless Adults: An Overview of Coverage in Eight StatesThis report profiles childless adult programs in eight state-level jurisdictions: the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Report (.pdf)Background State Reports prepared by the Economic and Social Research Institute

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Approaches to Covering the Uninsured: A Guide

The guide explains the key strategies for expanding coverage to the nation's 45 million uninsured people and explains and how different policy options can be combined to form comprehensive reform proposals. It organizes the various policy strategies under four overall approaches: strengthening current coverage arrangements, improving the affordability of coverage,…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Turning to Medicaid and SCHIP in an Economic Recession: Conversations with Recent Applicants and Enrollees

This issue brief illuminates the emotional and pocketbook struggles of families who have suffered financial reversals and lost health coverage in the economic recession forcing many to juggle bills, skip prescription medications and postpone visits to the doctor while they scramble to find a new job. Many who once had…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Next Steps in Covering Uninsured Children: Findings from the Kaiser Survey of Children’s Health Coverage

This issue brief provides key findings from the Kaiser Survey of Children’s Health Coverage, including that many low- and middle-income working families with an uninsured child do not have access to employer-sponsored health insurance. The telephone survey of parents that was conducted in 2007 to learn more about children’s access…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Covering Uninsured Children: Reaching and Enrolling Citizen Children With Non-Citizen Parents

This issue brief examines health insurance coverage for low-income citizen children whose parents are not citizens and some of the specific barriers to enrolling these children in Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. It is based on findings from the Kaiser Survey of Children’s Health Coverage, a telephone…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA)

This fact sheet provides an overview of provisions of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), which was signed into law in February 2009. The Act extends and expands the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (now referred to as CHIP, not SCHIP) that was enacted with bipartisan…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Snapshots from the Kitchen Table: Family Budgets and Health Care

This report from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) illustrates the financial struggles of many families in the United States and shows the central role of health care costs and coverage in a household’s economic stability. The report, , is based on interviews with 27…

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