This report reviews and synthesizes the literature from the past 20 years evaluating managed care's impact on access, quality, beneficiary's health status, and the cost of care for the Medicaid population.Report:
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Directions for Health Reform: Testimony before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate
This testimony presents a brief overview of the uninsured and health insurance coverage in the United States. The testimony describes the important role that the Medicaid program has come to play in providing health insurance coverage for 32 million low-income Americans, and it provides some perspective on policy options for…
This policy brief examines the projected impact of a 5% expenditure growth cap on Medicaid expenditures over the period 1996 to 2002. It highlights the differential implications that would result under this type of proposal.Policy Brief: The Impact of a Five Percent Medicaid Expenditure Growth Cap, A State Level Analysis
Medicaid, jointly financed by state and federal governments, is made up of over 50 separate programs with disparate populations covered and services offered. In an effort to better understand the implications of federal policy changes for the financing structure of Medicaid, the Kaiser Commission on the Future of Medicaid…
National Survey of Public Opinion on Welfare: Views of Americans With or Without Welfare ExperienceA report from the Kaiser-Harvard program on the Public and Health/Social Policy on differences in opinions of Americans with welfare experience compared with those without such experience on the welfare system and welfare reform. This report…
National Survey Results on Public Knowledge/Opinions and OB/GYN Practice/Attitudes on Emergency Contraceptives (“Morning-After Pills”) – Policy Brief
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION: The Answer to America’s Unplanned Pregnancy Problem? March, 1995 OVERVIEW For approximately 20 years, emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs), high-dose oral contraceptivesalso referred to as “morning-after pills,” have been known to prevent pregnancy after unprotectedsex and available in the United States. Findings from a new Kaiser Family Foundation/LouisHarris and…
This policy brief explains the current Medicaid financing arrangements between federal, state and local governments, examines the role of Medicaid in federal and state budgets, and identifies severalimportant considerations on evaluating proposals to limit federal Medicaid spending.Policy Brief: Medicaid and Federal, State, and Local Budgets
An analysis of the electorate and health reform that considers how American voters’ values influenced their support or opposition toward health reform proposals and how those attitudes shifted over the course of the debate.
TennCare represents one of the most ambitious state-level efforts to restructure Medicaid and expand insurance coverage to the uninsured. The case study shows that the rapid change caused considerable confusion for patients, providers, and health plans. The TennCare experience provides early insights into the issues that states will face as they move to enroll more of their low-income populations into managed care arrangements.
Kaiser Family Foundation 1995 Survey of Obstetrician/Gynecologists On Contraception and Unplanned Pregnancy
Attitudes And Practices With Regard To Abortion Conducted by Fact Finders, Inc. of Albany, New York, this 1995 survey on contraception and unplanned pregnancy concerned Obstetrician/Gynecologists’ attitudes and practices regarding the issues.