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December 9, 2022

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  • Protecting the uninsured involves knowing just exactly who they are

    Public policy-makers trying to increase health insurance coverage will be more effective if they design programs that fit the uninsured population, according to Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin. The trick, he added, is figuring out the big picture, which often is too big to actually read.
  • Fiscal Fitness: How States Cope

    Although many governors are feeling more upbeat about their states economy than they did last year, they still see major problems ahead, particularly in health care. They have asked congressional leaders to not make it worse by including Medicaid cuts in the FY 2005 budget.
  • Myths about the uninsured: You didn’t know these?

    As part of the recent hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committees Subcommittee on Health on the problems of the uninsured, Len Nichols, vice president of Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, DC, described 10 myths he said are widely held about the uninsured and then explained why economists say each of the myths is misleading.
  • Study: Blacks and Latinos are more likely to forego prescriptions

    As a result of a number of factors, many of them economic, working-age African-Americans and Latinos are considerably more likely than whites not to fill all of their prescriptions because of cost concerns. Thats the conclusion drawn by the Center for Studying Health System Change through an analysis of results from its Community Tracking Study 2001 Household Survey.
  • Workers like employer health coverage mandate, but some see problems

    While little was said about expansion of employer-based health coverage in recent years, discussion about the prospect has recently resumed, fueled in part by passage of the Health Insurance Act of 2003 in California, the first state-based play or pay legislation in almost a decade, and in part by references to employer-based coverage by many of the Democratic presidential candidates during the early primaries.
  • Clip files / Local news from the states

    Medicaid exec: Funds will dry up this summer; KidCare insurance will be cut back.