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Extending Health Insurance Through Incremental Reform

Part of the Kaiser Incremental Health Reform Project, this paper describes a “minimalist” approach to expanding health insurance coverage through changes in the tax code. Building on recent policy changes, a proposal for extending the deductibility of health insurance premiums to all those who do not have employer-sponsored insurance is…

An Assessment of Strategies for Expanding Health Insurance Coverage

This paper provides a conceptual analysis of alternative mechanisms (tax credits, public programs, and direct subsidies) for expanding health insurance coverage. The paper, which is part of the Kaiser Incremental Health Reform Project, discusses the likely impacts alternative approaches on a variety of outcomes including efficiency in increasing coverage and…

Extending Health Insurance Through Tax Credits

Part of the Kaiser Incremental Health Reform Project, this paper describes a generous tax credit approach to the expansion of health insurance coverage. The design features of refundable, publicly-financed tax credits for the purchase of health insurance are described for a range of sample plans.Issue Paper

Medicare Buy-In Proposal

Americans at the end of their working lives are increasingly facing greater uncertainty regarding health insurance and hence access to health care. This paper describes a proposal that would allow older persons not yet eligible for Medicare (under age 65) to “buy into” Medicare coverage. This paper is part of…

Race, Ethnicity & Medical Care: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Experiences

Toplines This is a copy of the results of a telephone survey conducted on a random, national sample of nearly 4,000 African American, Latino and white adults, 18 years of age and older. The questions were designed to reveal what each respondent believed about the impact of race and ethnicity…

Race, Ethnicity & Medical Care: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Experiences-1528

Race, Ethnicity & Medical Care: A Survey of Public Perceptions and ExperiencesChart PackThis chartpack includes a number of figures that are based on the results of the survey on perceptions of, experiences with, and attitudes about racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. The toplines of the survey are available…

Making Child Health Coverage a Reality: Lessons From Case Studies of Medicaid and CHIP Outreach and Enrollment Strategies

Recent expansions in public health insurance for children and changes in welfare laws present states with the challenge of identifying and enrolling the large population of uninsured children in their Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP). This study describes and analyzes the outreach and enrollment strategies and systems in…

The Second Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Health Care in South Africa

The 2nd Annual Kaiser Family Foundation National Household Survey of approximately 4,000 South African households measures changes since the first survey (in 1998) in key demographics, public health, and health status indicators. The survey also establishes data on access to health care and factors affecting access, such as the cost…