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Medicaid Enrollment in 50 States: June 1997 to December 1999

This report provides current national and state-level data on the number of persons enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. In addition to identifying recent trends in Medicaid and CHIP enrollment, this report also examines trends in the various eligibility categories within Medicaid. The report reveals that enrollment in Medicaid increased by…

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Medicaid and Prescription Drugs

Summarizes the coverage of outpatient prescription drugs by Medicaid. Many low-income seniors and other Medicaid recipients rely on this benefit as their only means of drug coverage. Information on the drug rebate program and utilization management procedures is included, as well as data on who uses the benefit, how much…

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Making It Simple: State Profiles

Medicaid for Children and CHIP Guidelines and Eligibility for EnrollmentReport

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Prescription Drugs: Results from a National Survey

Prescription drugs have become an integral part of medical practice – they help keep people healthy and save lives. But rising prescription drug costs have placed a growing burden on consumers, employers, and public programs. The issue of drug coverage for seniors under Medicare has moved to center stage in…

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Health Insurance and Health Care

Racial and ethnic groups in the United States continue to experience major differences in health status compared to the majority white population. Although many factors affect health status, the lack of health insurance and other barriers to obtaining health services markedly diminish minorities’ use of both preventive services and medical…

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New Numbers on Enrollment of Uninsured Children

This report reveals that the total number of children enrolled in state CHIP programs had grown to 1.8 million by December 1999, a 112% increase from December 1998. Although enrollment doubled in 20 states during that year, growth did begin to moderate in several states that had implemented their programs…

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Immigrants’ Access to Health Care

Immigrants account for 20 percent of the uninsured. There are many reasons for immigrants' lack of coverage, but the welfare reform law of 1996 was significant in restricting Medicaid eligibility for certain immigrant populations. The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has produced new reports on immigrant health care:…

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Medicaid Eligibility and Citizenship Status: Policy Implications for Immigrant Populations

A policy brief that provides an overview of Medicaid eligibility and citizenship status, including a discussion of recent legislative changes.Policy Brief

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Building Strong Medicaid Managed Care Programs: A Guide To Help Consumer Advocates Participate in Strengthening HIV/AIDS Provisions in Managed Care

This new report, prepared by NAPWA with support of the Foundation, grew out of a key recommendation in the Making Medicaid Managed Care Work report, and is designed to provide people with HIV and their advocates with the tools for understanding Medicaid managed care contracts and for working with states…

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Making Medicaid Managed Care Work: An Action Plan for People Living With HIV

This is an update of an earlier report also prepared by The National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA), with support from the Foundation. That report was the product of a 1996 meeting of people with HIV, their advocates, and researchers designed to provide information about Medicaid managed care for…

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