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Ten Myths about the Uninsured

Lack of health insurance coverage among millions of Americans remains one of this nation’s most pressing social challenges, but one that is often not well understood. Common knowledge about who the uninsured are, why they are uninsured, the difference health coverage makes, as well as the impact on all our…

Women and Health Care: A National Profile

A new national survey of women on their health finds that a substantial percentage of women cannot afford to go to the doctor or get prescriptions filled. Although a majority of women are in good health and satisfied with their health care, many have health problems and do not get…

Health Care Costs Survey – Summary and Chartpack

The summary and chartpack highlight key findings from the joint USA Today/Kaiser/Harvard School of Public Health survey exploring Americans’ views on health care costs.Survey Summary and Chartpack (.pdf)

What Happens When Public Coverage Is No Longer Available?

This policy brief examines national data to determine the share of current enrollees of public health coverage programs who would have alternate coverage options if public coverage were no longer available. The authors estimate that no more than 9 percent of low-income adults would have access to an alternative source…

Women’s Health Insurance Coverage

This fact sheet provides updated statistics on health coverage and describes the major sources of health insurance for non-elderly adult women ages 18–64, including employer-sponsored or job-based coverage, Medicaid, insurance in the individual market, and Medicare. It also provides data on the 12.8 million women who are uninsured, and summarizes the major implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for women and their health coverage.

Cover the Uninsured Week 2006 – Kaiser Family Foundation Resources

May 1-7, 2006, is Cover the Uninsured Week, organized by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and several partner organizations. The Kaiser Family Foundation has a wide range of resources on the topics of health coverage and the nation’s uninsured population to assist you in your work related to these issues.…

Retired Steelworkers and Their Health Benefits: Results from a 2004 Survey

This Kaiser survey report looks at how the bankruptcies of two steel companies, the LTV Corporation and Bethlehem Steel, affected health coverage for the companies' retirees and dependents. The bankruptcies left about 200,000 retirees and spouses without retiree health coverage in 2002 and 2003. The report provides insight into the…

Who are the Uninsured?  A Consistent Profile Across National Surveys

Who are the Uninsured? A Consistent Profile Across National SurveysThis issue brief examines the differences in the estimates of the uninsured population from three major surveys and finds that the estimates are actually more consistent than what is often perceived. In addition, the analysis shows that who the uninsured are…

Health Coverage for Low-Income Parents

The fact sheet summarizes the health coverage of low-income parents, including recent trends, and discusses the current policy challenges related to expanding care for this population. Fact Sheet (.pdf)