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Challenges and Tradeoffs in Low-Income Family Budgets:  Implications for Health Coverage

Challenges and Tradeoffs in Low-Income Family Budgets: Implications for Health Coverage – ReportThis report explores the experiences of families trying to make ends meet on limited budgets. By discussing these families’ work, spending patterns, financial challenges, priorities and tradeoffs and health care and coverage, this report intends to provide a…

Dual Eligibles: Medicaid’s Role in Filling Medicare’s Gaps

Dual Eligibles: Medicaid's Role in Filling Medicare's Gaps – Issue BriefThis paper presents a profile of dual eligible beneficiaries (those qualifying for both Medicare and Medicaid), describes their health care expenditures, and analyzes the distribution of spending on the population.Issue Paper (.pdf)

Health Coverage and Access Challenges for Low-Income Women

This issue brief examines low-income women’s health insurance coverage, experience with health plans and providers, and access to care. The analysis is based on data from the 2001 Kaiser Women’s Health Survey, a nationally representative survey of nearly 4,000 women between the ages of 18 and 64.Issue Brief (.pdf)

2000 State and National Medicaid Enrollment and Spending Data (MSIS)

This set of tables, prepared by the Urban Institute for the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, presents state-by-state information on Medicaid enrollment, expenditures, and spending per enrollee for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2000. These tables are based on analysis of data from the Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS)…

2002 State and National Medicaid Spending Data

(CMS-64)This set of tables, prepared by the Urban Institute for the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, presents the most current state-by-state information on Medicaid spending by services using data from the Centers on Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Form 64 for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2002. CMS-64 data…

Medicaid’s Federal-State Partnership: Alternatives for Improving Financial Integrity – Summary of Issues, Approaches, and Alternatives for Reform

In this report from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Penny Thompson, former deputy director for the Center for Medicaid and State Operations, used existing models from the private sector and other government programs to assess Medicaid’s financial management and to develop options for improvement. This table summarizes…

Medicaid’s Federal-State Partnership: Alternatives for Improving Financial Integrity

– ReportAs the federal government increases its scrutiny of state financing of the Medicaid program, this paper, authored by a former CMS official, evaluates the existing financial management of the Medicaid program. Using existing models from the private sector and the government, the paper identifies alternatives to improve Medicaid's financial…

Medicaid and Block Grant Financing Compared

  – Issue Brief State and federal budget pressures, rising health care costs, and new waiver initiatives have promoted debate over restructuring Medicaid at the federal and state level. Questions about how Medicaid is financed are central to this debate. This paper compares the current Medicaid financing system to a…

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