This study analyzed five 1997 managed care consumer protection proposals currently or recently under consideration by the California state legislature: allowing consumers to sue their HMO (health maintenance organization) or managed care plan; expanding access to prescription drugs not approved by the health plan; expanded coverage of mental health services;…
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The Impact of Manged Care Legislation: An Analysis of Five Legislative Proposals from California – Report
The Impact of Managed Care Legislation: An Analysis of Five Legislative Proposals from California Health Policy Economics Group Price Waterhouse LLP November, 1997 Executive Summary Managed care has grown tremendously in recent years. From 1988 to 1997, at firms with 200 or more employees, the proportion of employees enrolled in…
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Is There Room for Conscience without Compromising Access? Are Affiliations Between Religious and Secular Health Care Organizations Threatening Access?
These resources were prepared for a briefing held for journalists in New York City on November 4, 1997 in New York City as part of a joint program by The Alan Guttmacher Institute, The Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Press Foundation. This program focused on mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, joint ventures, and other affiliations between Catholic and non-Catholic hospitals and health systems and the effect these affiliations have on access to reproductive health services.
This report analyzes recently enacted laws in Texas and Missouri that expand consumers' ability to sue their HMOs or other managed care plans for inappropriately denied care or similar problems.Report Report
State Reforms of Small Group Health InsuranceBetween 1989 and 1995, 45 states enacted laws to make health insurance more accessible and attractive to small businesses. The small group market was targeted for reform because about half of all uninsured workers are either self-employed or working in firms with fewer than…
Small Employers and Health InsuranceNearly half of all uninsured workers are either self-employed or work for firms with fewer than 25 employees; another 14% are in firms with 25-99 workers (EBRI, 1996). Differences in health coverage depending on the size and type of businesses have existed for years. Today, only…
Retiree Health Trends and Implications of Possible Medicare ReformsPrepared by: Hewitt Associates LLC Prepared for: Kaiser Medicare Policy ProjectSeptember 1997Preparation of this report was supported by The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Grant Number 96-1710B. The study consists of a review and analysis of recent trends in the provision of…
Fact sheets on health insurance among small employers and state reforms of small group health insurance.Fact Sheet: Small Employers and Health Insurance Fact Sheet: Small Employers and Health Insurance Fact Sheet: State Reforms of Small Group Health Insurance Fact Sheet: State Reforms of Small Group Health Insurance