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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Access to Care: Is Health Insurance Enough?

This policy brief focuses on access issues facing the low-income population generally and Medicaid beneficiaries specifically. The brief examines how well Medicaid beneficiaries have fared in obtaining access to care, the types of access barriers that confront Medicaid beneficiaries, and the issues and options for addressing these barriers.Policy Brief: Access…

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Health Reform Legislation: A Comparison of House and Senate Majority Leadership Bills

A comparison of the House (Gephardt/Foley) and Senate (Mitchell) leadership health reform bills and the Administration's Health Security Act to the current health care system in each of 14 different categories.Report: Health Reform Legislation: A Comparison of House and Senate Majority Leadership Bills

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Families and the National Health Reform: Comparison of Family Premium Responsibilities under Current Legislature Proposals

This paper assesses the affordability of premiums and disincentives to work for a family of three under President Clinton's plan, the Cooper/Breaux bill, the Chafee/Thomas bill, and the Wellstone/McDermott bill.Report: Families and National Health Reform: A Comparison…

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Testimony on the National Governors’ Association Proposal on Medicaid

From the hearing before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Commerce on the National Governors Association Proposal on Medicaid.Report Report Chart Pack Chart Pack

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Testimony on the National Governors’ Association Proposal on Medicaid – Report

Hearing before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Commerce on the National Governors Association Proposal on MedicaidTestimony of Diane Rowland, Sc.D., Executive Director, Kaiser Commission on the Future of Medicaid and Senior Vice President, Henry J. Kaiser Family FoundationMarch 6, 1996Thank you, Mr. Chairman and members of the…

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Native Americans and Medicaid: Coverage and Financing Issues – Report

Native Americans and Medicaid:Coverage and Financing IssuesPrepared by Andy Schneider and JoAnn Martinez, The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities for The Kaiser Commission on the Future of MedicaidDecember 1997Table Of ContentsHighlights ii I: Background On Native American Health Care 1 II: Medicaid's Role For Native Americans 4 1. Medicaid…

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How Well Does the Employment-Based Health Insurance System Work for Low-Income Families? – Issue Paper

How Well Does the Employment-Based Health Insurance System Work for Low-Income Families?September 1998Most Americans receive health insurance coverage through the workplace. Unfortunately, however, many workers are left out, especially low-wage workers and their families. Being a low paid worker does not mean just that wages are low. It also means…

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Ensuring Linguistic Access in Health Care Settings: An Overview of Current Legal Rights and Responsibilities

In order to ensure access to care for limited English proficient residents, there are a number of federal and state laws and policies that compel publicly funded health care programs and activities to provide language access. This report focuses on the language access responsibilities of health care and coverage providers…

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Economic Stress and the Safety Net: A Health Center Update

The issue paper provides data on the demographic profile of health center patients and the revenue sources available for financing their care, including recent increases in federal discretionary funding. It examines the impact of the recent economic downturn on health centers in selected communities, exploring the effect of elevated unemployment…

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Health Care and the 2004 Elections: the Uninsured

The Uninsured Download a printable .pdf of Health Care and the 2004 Elections: The Uninsured. IssueBackgroundOptions for Covering the Uninsured and the 2004 DebateAssessing Candidate PositionsIssueWith nearly 45 million Americans under the age of 65 without health insurance – one in six Americans – addressing the uninsured population is a…

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