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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…

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The New American Electorate and Health Reform

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.

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Managed Care and Low-Income Populations: A Case Study of Managed Care in Tennessee

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.

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Managed Care And Low-Income Populations: A Case Study of Managed Care in Oregon

To gather early insights and timely information for state and federal policymakers concerning how the movement to managed care is affecting the poor and their access to care, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund are jointly sponsoring case studies and population surveys in California, Minnesota, New…

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The Changing Composition of Health Insurance Coverage in the United States

This paper analyzes changes in insurance coverage that have occurred at the national level between 1988 and 1994.Report: The Changing Composition Of Health Insurance Coverage In The United States

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Managed Care And Low-Income Populations: A Case Study of Managed Care in Tennessee

This case study describes the first year’s experience of Tennessee’s initiative, TennCare. 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.

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National Election Night Survey of Voters, 1994

Among Issues, Voters See Health Reform As Top Priority for New Congress But Reject Major Overhaul of System For More Modest Approach Embargoed for release: 12:00 p.m. EST Tuesday, November 15, 1994 For further information contact: Matt James or Tina Hoff National Election Night Survey Also Finds: Voters Support Spending…

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Analysis of the California Health Security System (Proposition 186)

An analysis of the potential financial impact of the California Health Security Act — the single payer initiative defeated by voters on the November 1994 ballot — on the state's budget and health expenditures, businesses, and families. Potential barriers to implementation such as waivers, exemptions, and legislative changes, particularly with…

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Implementing and Administering Health Care Reform: Issues and Options for State Executives

An examination of the major decisions states face in designing health reforms, as well as their capacity to implement them. The analysis identified a core set of five functions that need to be addressed by states under either national or state initiated health care reforms: 1) getting started; 2) establishing…

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Health Reform Legislation: A Comparison of House and Senate Majority Leadership Bills

A comparison of the House (Gephardt/Foley) and Senate (Mitchell) leadership health reform bills and the Administration's Health Security Act to the current health care system in each of 14 different categories.Report: Health Reform Legislation: A Comparison of House and Senate Majority Leadership Bills

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