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Summary and Chartpack: National Survey of Households Affected by Cancer

    These charts highlight data from the National Survey of Households Affected by Cancer conducted jointly by USA Today, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health by telephone between Aug. 1 and Sept. 14, 2006. The survey provides an in-depth look at how families cope…

New Reports Analyze Latest Trends in Uninsured Population and Health Coverage

New reports show that between 2000 and 2003 the number of uninsured rose 5.1 million, with the number of uninsured children dropping due to Medicaid and SCHIP coverage and the number of uninsured adults rising due to a decline in employer coverage.The Economic Downturn and Changes in Health Insurance Coverage,…

Covering New Americans:  A Review of Federal and State Policies Related to Immigrants’ Eligibility and Access to Publicly Funded Health Insurance

Covering New Americans: A Review of Federal and State Policies Related to Immigrants' Eligibility and Access to Publicly Funded Health InsuranceThis brief provides an overview of health coverage challenges facing immigrants, the federal rules regarding immigrants’ eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP, and state efforts to provide replacement coverage for immigrants…

How Race/Ethnicity, Immigration Status, and Language Affect Health Insurance Coverage, Access to and Quality of Care Among the Low-Income Population

This report examines the roles that race, language and citizenship status play in insurance coverage, access to health care and quality of health care, particularly for the low-income Latino population. The findings demonstrates that citizenship status and language proficiency have a significant impact on insurance coverage, access to care and…

Access to Care for the Uninsured: An Update

As the Census Bureau releases the latest data on health insurance coverage, prior research has shown that health insurance coverage improves access to care and health outcomes. New data from the Kaiser 2003 Health Insurance Survey updates what is known about barriers to access to health care.Chart Pack (.pdf)

Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina

Health Care One Year After Hurricane Katrina Extended interviews with survivors and a related film, “Voices of the Storm: Health Care After Katrina,” are available below. August 29, 2006, marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic landfall. The Kaiser Family Foundation continues its commitment to help respond to the…

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