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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survey Brief: Views and Experiences with HIV Testing Among African Americans in the U.S.

This survey brief, based on the 2009 Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS, examines African Americans’ reported views and experiences with HIV testing. The U.S. AIDS epidemic has disproportionately affected African Americans, who account for nearly half of new infections, while representing just 12 percent of the U.S. population. The brief…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Key Facts on Health Coverage for Low-Income Immigrants Today and Under the Affordable Care Act

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act will expand Medicaid and create new health insurance exchanges that will significantly increase coverage options for citizens and lawfully present immigrants. This brief provides an overview of health coverage for immigrants today and their new coverage options under health reform. Fact Sheet (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicaid and SCHIP Eligibility for Immigrants

Immigrants in the U.S. face increasing challenges securing health care coverage. They have less access to employer-sponsored insurance than native citizens and face tighter restrictions on their eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP, the nation’s major public health coverage programs for low-income children and families. This fact sheet provides an overview…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fact Sheet: Young African American Men in the United States

This fact sheet highlights key information about the education, health and overall status of young African American men, including comparisons to other groups. It was released at a July 2006 event, “Paths to Success: A Forum on Young African American Men.”Fact Sheet (.pdf)

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Key Facts: Race, Ethnicity and Medical Care

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s updated version of Key Facts: Race, Ethnicity and Medical Care, 2007 Update, serves as a quick reference source on health disparities, presenting the best available data and analysis. This report includes data on the uninsured and access to care by race/ethnicity as well as information about the…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Welfare Reform and Elderly Legal Immigrants

This report presents the findings of researchers at the National Academy on Aging on welfare reform and elderly legal imigrants. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Actof 1996 included an array of structural reforms affecting access to cash assistance programs such as AFDC and SSI as well as Medicaid.…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Addressing Disparities in Health and Health Care — Issues for Reform

Marsha Lillie-Blanton, Dr.P.H., Kaiser senior advisor on race, ethnicity and health care, testified before the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee about the role of health insurance in reducing disparities in health care and in health status. The testimony is part of an ongoing health reform hearing series. Testimony (.pdf)…

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Health Reform and Communities of Color: Implications for Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

This issue brief examines the key provisions of the 2010 health reform law that will expand health coverage and are likely to improve access to care for people of color, as well as some of the other provisions that will likely have either a direct or indirect impact on health…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Black Women in America

The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation partnered to conduct a survey examining the opinions of black women around the nation on a wide range of issues including health care. The survey included a large oversample of African Americans to enable accurate analysis of subgroups of this population. This…

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Native Americans and Medicaid: Coverage and Financing Issues – Report

Native Americans and Medicaid:Coverage and Financing IssuesPrepared by Andy Schneider and JoAnn Martinez, The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities for The Kaiser Commission on the Future of MedicaidDecember 1997Table Of ContentsHighlights ii I: Background On Native American Health Care 1 II: Medicaid's Role For Native Americans 4 1. Medicaid…

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