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The State of Retiree Health Benefits: Historical Trends and Future Uncertainties

Tricia Neuman, Vice President and Director of the Medicare Policy Project for the Kaiser Family Foundation, testified on Monday, May 17, at a U.S. Senate Committee on Aging hearing on issues relating to retiree health coverage, “Access to Adequate Health Insurance: How Does the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Recent Rule…

Health Coverage for Immigrants

This fact sheet summarizes health coverage for the immigrant population including the restrictions to coverage via Medicaid and SCHIP and the implications of these policies.Fact Sheet (.pdf)

Addressing the Health Care Impact of Hurricane Katrina

This issue paper is an effort to begin an assessment of health care needs in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and to review some of the policy options available to the federal government to ensure access to health care for those affected by Katrina. The brief begins with a summary…

Key Facts: States Most Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Key Facts: States Most Affected by Hurricane Katrina A side-by-side comparison of key demographics and health coverage statistics of the states most affected by Hurricane Katrina. Fact Sheet (.pdf)

Survey of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees

To give voice to people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing floods, The Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a unique survey of evacuees in shelters in the Houston area. The provides information on evacuees’ lives before…

A Perilous Gap In Health Insurance Literacy

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, A Perilous Gap In Health Insurance Literacy, Drew Altman discusses how progress in expanding coverage requires greater attention to the problem of health insurance literacy. All previous columns by Drew Altman are available online.