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Potential Impacts of Alternative Health Care Reform Proposals for Children With Medicaid and CHIP Coverage

December 1, 2009

Explores how children enrolled in public coverage would be affected by proposed reform provisions, including being moved from Children's Health Insurance Programs into Medicaid or new insurance exchanges. Considers risks of children becoming uninsured.

Progress Enrolling Children in Medicaid/CHIP: Who Is Left and What Are the Prospects for Covering More Children?

November 12, 2009

Outlines the resources and tools in the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 for data-driven enrollment and retention processes in Medicaid and CHIP, remaining barriers, and the need to tailor outreach efforts to specific needs.

How Will the Uninsured Be Affected by Health Reform?: Non-Elderly Uninsured

August 27, 2009

Estimates the share of the non-elderly uninsured who would be eligible for Medicaid expansions or subsidies under proposed reforms. Analyzes eligibility by age, parent status, work status, firm size, premium as percentage of income, and insurance status.

How We Can Pay for Health Care Reform

July 29, 2009

Describes savings and revenue sources and policies to reduce healthcare spending that could finance comprehensive reform with a public option, such as reducing physician and hospital payments, investing in prevention programs, and capping tax exclusions.

The Coverage and Cost Impacts of Expanding Medicaid

May 12, 2009

Estimates the drop in the number of uninsured and the rise in government costs from not limiting Medicaid eligibility for adults to the disabled and those with dependent children but basing it on income level, under two scenarios. Discusses implications.

Prospects for Reducing Uninsured Rates Among Children: How Much Can Premium Assistance Programs Help?

January 16, 2009

Examines the efficacy of premium assistance under Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Programs in extending coverage for children through a parent's employer-sponsored insurance. Considers policy implications for expanding public insurance.

Providing Maternity Care to the Underserved: A Comparative Case Study of Three Maternity Care Models Serving Women in Washington, D.C.

January 15, 2009

Compares the content and structure of maternity care provided at a city birth center, a safety net clinic, and a not-for-profit teaching and research hospital; populations served; providers; costs; and the women's and providers' perceptions of each model.

The Decline in the Uninsured in 2007: Why Did It Happen and Can It Last?

October 15, 2008

Examines 2004-07 trends in the number of non-elderly uninsured, the drop in 2007, employer and public coverage rates, and the causes of the rise in public coverage, most likely temporary. Provides data by income, region, age, and other demographics.

Immigrants in Connecticut: Labor Market Experiences and Health Care Access

November 1, 2005

This profile of Connecticut's immigrants is intended to help policymakers, state planners, and service providers better understand the size, characteristics, and needs of the state's immigrant population. Beyond the basic demographics of the foreign-born population, the report focuses on immigrants in the labor force and health care access for different immigrant groups.