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Medicaid Financing: An Overview of the Federal Medicaid Matching Rate (FMAP)

Since its enactment in 1965, the Medicaid program has used the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) to determine the federal government’s share of the cost of covered services in state Medicaid programs. On average, the federal share has been 57 percent. Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) establishes…

Resources on Immigrants and Health Care Coverage

The Foundation’s Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has collected some resources on the health coverage of America’s immigrants. Overview of Health Coverage for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency Key Facts on Health Coverage for Low-Income Immigrants Today and Under Health Reform Connecting Eligible Immigrant Families to Health Coverage…

SCHIP Program Enrollment: June 2003 Update

This SCHIP enrollment report finds that overall enrollment growth is slowing and enrollment declined in 13 states. It also found that some states are capping enrollment and a handful of sates are reducing eligibility and benefits under SCHIP.Report (.pdf)

Retiree Health Benefits Now and In the Future – Chartpack

This chartpack (charts used at the briefing releasing this survey), from the survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Hewitt Associates between June and September 2003, provides detailed information on retiree health programs offered by large private-sector employers. The data in this survey reflect the responses of 408 large…

Testimony: State-Based Health Reform Efforts

On June 16, 2008, Kaiser Family Foundation Vice President Gary Claxton testified about state-based health reform efforts as part of the Senate Finance Committee’s Preparing For Launch Health Reform Summit. In his prepared testimony, he examined the role of Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, as well as…

Five Facts About the Uninsured Population

This issue brief provides basic facts that explain why so many people in America lack health coverage and how being uninsured affects their health and financial security. Issue Brief (.pdf)

Update on Individual Health Insurance

This report provides information about the individual health insurance market using data from the largest vendor of this type of insurance, eHealthInsurance. The report includes who is buying individual insurance, what they are actually paying for the insurance, and buying patterns. It is the first in an up-coming series of…

Health Insurance Coverage of the Near Elderly

This report examines the changes in income, health status, and insurance coverage that occur with the aging of the population, focusing primarily on the nearly 26 million near elderly–those between 55 and 64 years of age.Report (.pdf)