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…
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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)
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 A side-by-side comparison of key demographics and health coverage statistics of the states most affected by Hurricane Katrina. Fact Sheet (.pdf)
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…
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.
This fact sheet describes Indiana’s proposed 1115 waiver demonstration, HIP 2.0, which seeks to implement the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion.
This issue brief examines the federal courts’ role to date in interpreting and affecting implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with a focus on the provisions that seek to expand access to affordable coverage.
Children Discharged from Foster Care: Strategies to Prevent the Loss of Health Coverage at a Critical Transition
This report discusses the importance of maintaining health coverage for children who are discharged from foster care and presents strategies that state child welfare and Medicaid agencies can employ to reach this goal. In addition, the report also addresses the needs of children who age out of the foster care…