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Changes in Health Insurance Under the Clinton Health Plan

This paper examines how the Clinton health care reform plan would affect the insurance coverage of Americans under age 65 and discusses the implications of the plan for employees and Medicaid programs nationally and in California, Florida, Michigan, New York, and Texas.Report:

Analysis of Benefits Offered By Medicare HMOs, 1999: Complexities and Implications

This report analyzes supplemental benefits offered and premiums charged by Medicare HMOs nationwide in 1999, assessing the generosity of selected benefits, including prescription drugs. The study finds that the level of monthly premiums charged by Medicare HMOs, and the generosity of many supplemental benefits, especially prescription drugs, vary widely within…

The Difference Different Approaches Make: Comparing Proposals to Expand Health Insurance

The Difference Different Approaches Make: Comparing Proposals to Expand Health InsuranceThis paper estimates and compares the impacts of alternative mechanisms for expanding health insurance coverage. A variety of approaches-expansions of existing public programs, direct subsidies, and tax credits-and target populations-including children, poor adults, parents of Medicaid- or CHIP-covered children, and…

Post-Election Survey of Voters’ 1997 Health Care Agenda

Post-Election Survey of Voters’ 1997 Health Care Agenda A nationally representative sample of 1000 voters, conducted immediately after the 1996 election, examines voters’ priorities for the new Congress. Balancing the budget, cutting taxes and spending on public education top the list of voters priorities. The survey also looks at public…

Protection in Managed Care Plans: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Proposal Federal Legislation – Report

Side-By-Side Comparison Of Proposed Federal Legislation For Consumer Protection In Managed Care PlansNicole Tapay, Karen Pollitz, Jalena CurtisInstitute for Health Care Research and Policy Georgetown University Medical CenterJuly 18, 1997Issue SummaryOver the past decade, an increasing number of Americans have been receiving their health care coverage through HMOs, PPOs and…

Managed Care and Low Income Populations in Texas: 1996-1998 Update

This report, Managed Care and Low-Income Populations in Texas: 1996-1998 Update, updates our 1996 case study of Texas' Medicaid managed care initiatives and their affect on low-income populations. The authors conclude that Medicaid managed care in Texas has had mixed results. It is one of a series of reports from…

Regulation of Private Long-Term Care Insurance: Implementation Experience and Key Issues

Regulation of Private Long-Term Care Insurance: Implementation Experience and Key IssuesWhile private long-term care insurance (LTCI) has been available since the mid-1970s, its popularity has grown rapidly in recent years, and Congress is considering proposals that would further encourage LTCI purchase through expanded tax subsidies. Yet there has been little…

Understanding the Effects of Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising

Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising, particularly television advertising, has grown rapidly in the last few years. This nationally representative survey examines how consumers who are shown specific television prescription drug ads respond to such ads: what information they retain, what actions they predict they will take, and their views about this…

Managed Competition In California and Small-Group Insurance Market

Reprinted from HEALTH AFFAIRS, Volume 16, Number 2 (March/April 1997)This paper describes the early experience of the Health Insurance Plan of California (HIPC), a small-employer purchasing cooperative established in 1993.Report: Managed Competition In California's Small-Group Insurance Market

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