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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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.
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…
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
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.
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…
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…
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:
Report: Medicaid and Health System Reform: The Potential for Integration into an Employer-Based System
Families and the National Health Reform: Comparison of Family Premium Responsibilities under Current Legislature Proposals
This paper assesses the affordability of premiums and disincentives to work for a family of three under President Clinton's plan, the Cooper/Breaux bill, the Chafee/Thomas bill, and the Wellstone/McDermott bill.Report: Families and National Health Reform: A Comparison…