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The following is a list of briefings, documents, and publications that have been ranked by the Alliance for Health Reform in order of relevance, 10 being "Exclusively Related" to the issue, to 5 being "Somewhat Related" to the issue. Webcasts, transcripts and resource materials can be downloaded for each briefing listed.
 
RankTypeDescription
10Briefing  50 Million Uninsured: The Faces Behind the Headlines, 10/14/2011
Some 50 million Americans lacked health insurance in 2010. Who are the uninsured? Why do so many Americans lack coverage? What are the trends in coverage among different segments of the population, and where are these trends heading? What does the high number of uninsured Americans mean for health care costs and the health care system? This briefing, cosponsored by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, addressed these and related questions.  
10Briefing  The Uninsured: What Do the New Numbers Mean for Health Reform?, 9/18/2009
As Congress hashes out proposals to expand coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans, the latest count of the number of uninsured is a significant factor. Though some believe economic recovery is underway, Americans are still losing jobs by the hundreds of thousands each month. With the loss of jobs, so goes health insurance. How does this reality affect health reform and the notion of building on the current system? Has the complexion of who is uninsured changed? What has been the role of public programs in the recession? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation sponsored a September 18 briefing. 
10Briefing  Covering the Uninsured: Options for Reform, 3/2/2009
Forty-five million Americans were uninsured in 2007. They may have worked for an employer that didn’t offer coverage, or were eligible for coverage on the job but could not pay their share of the premiums. Different approaches are being considered for expanding coverage for the uninsured and underinsured in the context of health reform. Understanding the basics of these options, whether they build on the current system or propose to radically change the system, is important for moving the debate forward. Who are the uninsured and why aren’t they covered? How will each coverage option reduce the rolls of the uninsured? What difficulties might one encounter with particular options? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured sponsored a March 2 briefing. 
10Briefing  STATE HEALTH INITIATIVES: What's Next?, 5/30/2007
New initiatives are cropping up in one state after another aimed at helping the uninsured. The most comprehensive efforts have been in Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has attracted national attention for his plan to cover virtually all in that state, and legislative leaders have their own plans. But many other states are also moving toward expanded coverage. This briefing presented a nationwide roundup, and thoughts on how state-level activity could affect prospects for national health reform. Resource materials are available for downloading, including an extensive list of expert sources. 
10Briefing  Health Coverage Revisited: Exploring Options for Expansion, 3/19/2007
Providing health insurance coverage to the 46 million Americans without it has been receiving more attention in recent months. Several polls have shown rising public interest in the topic. Coverage is fast becoming an issue in the 2008 presidential campaign, for both Democrats and Republicans. President Bush offered an uninsured proposal in his January State of the Union address. Bills dealing with the uninsured have been introduced by members of Congress from both parties. A number of states have also laid out ambitious coverage plans.  
10Briefing  46.6 Million and Counting: A Look Behind the Number of Uninsured Americans, 10/19/2006
The Census Bureau’s recently released figure on the number of uninsured in 2005 is 46.6 million, an increase of 1.3 million people over 2004. Two new studies by John Holahan and Bowen Garrett of the Urban Institute offer in-depth analyses of the economic and demographic factors that underlie this troubling statistic.  
10Briefing  The Massachusetts Health Plan: How Did They Do It?, 5/8/2006
On April 4, 2006, the Massachusetts legislature approved a plan requiring all adults to purchase health insurance by July 2007, or face a fine. The plan is projected to expand coverage to 95 percent of the state’s uninsured residents over the next three years. How did Massachusetts craft such a far-reaching plan with bipartisan support? What do health care providers, consumers and businesses think of the plan? What are the prospects that other states might adopt certain features of the Massachusetts experience?  
10Document  Event Summary, 10/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance For Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Materials List, 10/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Sourcelist, 10/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Agenda, 10/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Speaker Bios, 10/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 4/23/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Document  Karen Davis Presentation, 4/16/2010
 (PowerPoint)
10Document  Sara Collins Presentation, 4/16/2010
 (PowerPoint)
10Document  Event Summary, 4/16/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
10Briefing TranscriptGetting the Most Bang for Our Post-Health Reform Buck: Enrolling and Retaining Everyone Who’s Eligible, 12/1/2009
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Speaker Biographies, 12/1/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  The Uninsured: What Do the New Numbers Mean for Health Reform?, 9/18/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 9/18/2009
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Briefing TranscriptCovering the Uninsured: Options for Reform, 3/2/2009
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Briefing TranscriptTranscript: 46.6 Million and Counting: A Look Behind the Number of Uninsured, 10/19/2006
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Document  Chapter 1 - The Uninsured, 3/1/2006
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationUniversal Health Insurance Coverage at Only $5,800 Per Family?, 10/27/2008
Dr. Uwe Reinhardt, one of the nation's most respected health economists, offers this assessment of Sen. John McCain tax credit idea for the purchase of individual health coverage. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationHealth Care Coverage in America: Understanding the Issues and Proposed Solutions 2008, 4/28/2008
This 24-page guide, newly updated, provides a readable overview on how Americans get health coverage, why coverage is so important, why so many of us don’t have coverage and what could be done to ease the problem. Includes many graphs and links to sources of additional information, including a glossary of health coverage terms and several specific proposals for change. Also includes nine questions to ask when evaluating any health reform proposal. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Issue BriefLessons Learned: The Health Reform Debate of 1993-94, 4/22/2008
No matter who wins the White House and control of Congress in November, health reform legislation will likely be a front-burner issue for both the House and Senate in 2009. The debates about reform and the behind-the-scenes meetings of 1993 and 1994 produced a wealth of knowledge on what should be done differently the next time Congress and the White House take up this issue. This issue brief, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recounts nine lessons learned as recalled by veterans of both sides of the aisle and the administration. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10ToolkitA Reporter's Toolkit: The Uninsured, 11/1/2007
This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed for reporters covering health issues during Campaign 2008, but will be useful for others looking for up-to-date resources on the uninsured. The toolkit features dozens of links to useful websites and articles, including links to websites tracking presidential candidates' health reform plans. It also includes key facts, background, story ideas, lists of experts and websites, and a glossary.  (Webpage)
10Other PublicationSelected Experts on the Uninsured, 8/28/2007
Selected experts on the uninsured from the Alliance for Health Reform. (Webpage)
10ToolkitMassachusetts Health Reform Toolkit, 7/5/2007
Starting July 1, every adult in Massachusetts is required to have health coverage (except for 60,000 people exempted by the state). This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed to help you understand the state's pace-setting near-universal coverage plan and its implications, with links to representative articles and documents from across the ideological spectrum. You will also find a list of selected experts and websites. We recommend these articles and experts to you, and welcome your suggestions for additions to our list. You may email those to info@allhealth.org  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationHealth Care Coverage in America: Understanding the Issues and Proposed Solutions, 4/11/2007
This 24-page guide, updated for Cover the Uninsured Week 2007, provides a readable overview to how Americans get health coverage, why so many of us don’t have coverage and what could be done to ease the problem. Includes many graphs, a glossary of health coverage terms and links to sources of additional information. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationToolkit: President Bush's Health Coverage Plan, 2/2/2007
We may not see action soon on the two-part health plan to help the uninsured prposed by President Bush in his January 23 State of the Union address. But the president's plan is sure to generate discussion on and off Capitol Hill for months to come. (Word Document)
10Other PublicationHealth Care Coverage in America: Understanding the Issues and Proposed Solutions, 3/1/2006
Health insurance is one of the most important - and most misunderstood - subjects any of us faces in everyday life. This 23-page guide, written by the Alliance staff for Cover the Uninsured Week 2006, helps clarify who has coverage and who doesn't, and why being uninsured can cause so many problems - for uninsured individuals and for society at large. Several options for increasing coverage are discussed, along with questions to consider when evaluating proposals to help the uninsured. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Issue BriefThe Uninsured and Rising Health Costs, 1/2/2006
Several reports in 2005 documented the increase both in health care costs and the number of uninsured. This issue brief ties together these two issues, focusing on who is losing and who is gaining health coverage, and how employers and governments are responding to rising costs. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationLa Cobertura de Temas de Salud, 10/1/2004
Written with journalists in mind, this 220-page book in Spanish is useful to anyone interested in health policy issues. Each chapter includes key facts, story ideas, expert sources and helpful websites. The book also includes a glossary of terms related to health coverage.  (Other)
10Other PublicationSourcebook 2004 - Chapter 1: The Uninsured, 9/1/2004
This chapter from the Alliance sourcebook, “Covering Health Issues, 2004” presents key facts, background, story ideas, experts and websites on the subject of the uninsured. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Offsite Document  Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count the Uninsured, 11/1/2010
 - Source: SHADAC: State Health Access Data Assistance Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Eligible but Uninsured: Closing the Insurance Gap for Latinos, 11/21/2010
 - Source: Boston University of Public Health (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Census Numbers: The Safety Net Is Working, 9/15/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines, 1/20/2011
 - Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  The Effects of Medicaid Coverage- Learning from the Oregon Experiment, 7/1/2011
 - Source: The New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Young Adults Seeking Medical Care: Do Race and Ethnicity Matter?, 1/1/2011
 - Source: National Center for Health Statistics (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Mixed Signals: Trends in Americans’ Access to Medical Care, 2007-2010, 8/1/2011
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2011, 9/1/2011
 - Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Who are the Uninsured Eligible for Premium Subsidies in the Health Insurance Exchanges, 12/1/2010
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change Research Brief Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Five Facts About the Uninsured, 9/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2011 Current Population Survey, 9/1/2011
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Why Do You Care Whether I’m Insured?, 10/5/2011
 - Source: National Center for Policy Analysis (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 9/1/2011
 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Census Numbers: The Trend Toward Government Coverage Continues, 9/14/2011
 - Source: The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Young Adults Make Gains in Health Insurance Coverage, 9/21/2011
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Summary of Coverage Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 4/14/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Table HI06. Health Insurance Coverage Status by State for All People: 2010, 9/1/2011
 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau Excel
10Offsite Document  The Uninsured: A Primer, 10/1/2011
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  The Value of Health Insurance: Few of the Uninsured Have Adequate Resources to Pay Potential Hospital Bills, 5/1/2011
 - Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Research Brief Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  When a Community Has a Higher Rate of Uninsured Residents, Does That Affect Care for Those With Insurance?, 9/19/2011
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Five Facts about the Uninsured, 11/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured  Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Medicaid Enrollment: December 2009 Data Snapshot, 11/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured  Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  State Fiscal Conditions and Medicaid, 10/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured  Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  The Uninsured: A Primer, 10/1/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured  (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  The Uninsured and the Difference Health Insurance Makes, 11/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured  Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Health Insurance Coverage in America, 2009, 12/6/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation  (Unknown File Type)
9Briefing  Public Opinion on Health Reform: What Do the Polls Mean?, 10/23/2009
Public support for health reform waxes and wanes depending, not only on what’s being proposed in the reform proposals, but also on who asks the question and how it is asked. Some recent polls indicate a majority of Americans support health care reform now; is that still the case? Do people want to pay for covering the uninsured – and if so, how much? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation sponsored an October 23 briefing. Downloadable resources available, including lists of experts and websites.  
9Document  Dan Hawkins' Presentation, 7/23/2012
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Laurie Felland's Presentation , 7/23/2012
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Henry Taylor's Presentation, 7/23/2012
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Safety Net Hospitals Event Summary, 6/18/2012
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Garfield Presentation, 10/14/2011
 (PowerPoint)
9Document  Calhoun Presentation, 10/14/2011
 (PowerPoint)
9Document  Holahan Presentation, 10/14/2011
 (PowerPoint)
9Briefing TranscriptTranscript, 10/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  The Secrets of Massachusetts’ Success: Why 97 Percent of State Residents Have Health Coverage, 11/1/2009
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, State Health Access Data Assistance Center (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Mark Blumenthal's Powerpoint Presentation, 10/23/2009
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Humphrey Taylor's Powerpoint Presentation, 10/23/2009
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Diane Rowland Presentation, 9/18/2009
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  John Colmers Presentation, 9/18/2009
 (PowerPoint)
9Document  Herring Presentation, 3/2/2009
 - Source: Powerpoint (PowerPoint)
9Document  Rowland Presentation, 3/2/2009
 - Source: Powerpoint (PowerPoint)
9Document  Ebeler Presentation, 3/2/2009
 - Source: Powerpoint (PowerPoint)
9Document  Covering the Uninsured: Options for Reform, 3/2/2009
 (Word Document)
9Document  An Analysis of Leading Congressional Health Care Bills, 2005-2007: Part I, Insurance Coverage, 3/19/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptTranscript: Health Coverage Revisited: Exploring Options for Expansion, 3/19/2007
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Davis' Presentation: Health Coverage Revisited: Exploring Options for Expansion, 3/15/2007
 - Source: Karen Davis (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptThe Massachusetts Health Plan: How Did They Do It?, 5/8/2006
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Tim Murphy Presentation: Massachusetts Health Care Reform, 5/8/2006
 - Source: Tim Murphy (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Opening Doorways to Health Care for Children, 4/1/2006
 - Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Gaps in Health Insurance: An All-American Problem, 4/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Liz Fowler Presentation: Exploring Realistic Coverage Options for the Uninsured , 10/28/2005
 - Source: Aliiance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Rick Curtis Presentation: Exploring Realistic Coverage Options for the Uninsured, 10/28/2005
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptExploring Realistic Coverage Options for the Uninsured, 10/28/2005
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  William Scanlon Presentation: Exploring Realistic Coverage Options for the Uninsured, 10/28/2005
 - Source: Health Policy R&D (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Entrances and Exits: Health Insurance Churning, 1998-2000, 9/1/2005
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Issue BriefOral Health and the Affordable Care Act: Only Part Way to the Finish Line, 10/29/2012
Oral Health and the Affordable Care Act: Only Part Way to the Finish Line, identifies provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that expanded dental coverage, primarily for kids, and called for education. But some provisions in the law have gone unfunded. Many adults currently lack dental coverage, and minorities and poor people are at the highest risk for disease. Some states are considering legislative proposals to train less expensive mid-level practitioners – somewhere between dentists and hygienists – to be able to do more. The briefs draw from information presented from a recent Alliance congressional briefing: Oral Health: Putting Teeth into the Health Care System, August 17, 2012. Webcast of the briefing available at: http://www.kff.org/ahr081712.cfm (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Issue BriefImplementing Health Reform - Employer & Consumer Issues - with endnotes, 12/1/2010
This text version of the issue brief includes extensive endnotes. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Issue BriefRural Health and Health Reform, 1/6/2010
Health care delivery poses unique challenges in rural communities. Provider shortages are particularly acute. Unemployment rates are higher and private insurance rates are lower in rural areas than elsewhere. Do the health reform bills in Congress adequately address the needs of rural areas? A new issue brief from the Alliance for Health Reform offers some insights. Written by Deanna Okrent, Alliance senior health policy associate, and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9ToolkitAbortion and Health Reform Resource List, 12/4/2009
The coverage of abortion in a reformed health care system has become a topic generating considerable emotion in health reform debates. This resource list will help readers better understand what drives the positions of those taking sides on abortion within health reform.  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Other PublicationA Call for Action: The Pepper Commission Final Report, 10/31/2007
Seventeen years ago, a bipartisan congressional commission agreed unanimously that “all Americans should have access to affordable health and long-term care coverage in an efficient and effective system.” The Pepper Commission, chaired by Sen. Claude Pepper and then by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, is all but forgotten. But the insights and recommendations contained in the commission’s final report make for fascinating reading today and offer guidance as the nation ramps up for another try at major health reform. (328 pages -- 57 MB) To download the 18-page executive summary, see the next entry below. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Other PublicationA Call for Action: The Pepper Commission Final Report -- Executive Summary, 10/26/2007
This is the executive summary of the Pepper Commission's Final Report. (18 pages -- 4 MB) (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9ToolkitToolkit: Crowd-out and SCHIP, 9/12/2007
Congress and the White House are gridlocked on SCHIP reauthorization beyond November. President Bush has vetoed the first SCHIP bill to cross his desk. CMS has issued tough new rules governing when states can open up their SCHIP programs to children above 200 percent of the federal poverty. One reason for all of the above: crowd-out – the phenomenon of people dropping private health coverage when public coverage becomes more easily available. This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, helps explain why crowd-out occurs and offers links to late-breaking developments affecting SCHIP enrollment. A list of experts and websites is also included.  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9ToolkitToolkit: ERISA and State Health Reform, 8/7/2007
Many policy experts believe that sweeping general reform to our national health system is not likely to happen without success stories from state-level reforms. Yet many state reforms may be in conflict with the federal statute known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. This toolkit, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, covers the basics and ERISA and presents expert opinion on both sides of the ERISA vs. state reform issue. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Other PublicationSelected experts on the uninsured, 7/31/2007
Selected experts on the uninsured from the Alliance's Find-an-Expert service. (Word Document)
9Other PublicationHow 10 People Reshaped Massachusetts Health Care, 5/30/2007
This article describes the dynamics of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector board, 10 people from very disparate perspectives who were charged with working out the details of the universal coverage plan approved by the Massachusetts legislature. Reporter Laura Meckler shows how the members of the board were able to find compromises on a variety of issues, driven by a desire to make the Massachusetts plan work. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Other PublicationIs the president's plan dead even before arrival?, 2/2/2007
Dr. Reinhardt concludes that “Bush’s proposed health reforms would do little for the millions of low income, uninsured Americans who would not much benefit from the standard tax deductions” that are a key selling point for the plan. (Uwe Reinhardt is James Madison professor of political economy at Princeton University.) (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Offsite Document  Rising Health Care Costs Frustrate Efforts to Reduce Uninsured Rates, 12/1/2006
 - Source: ERIU Research Highlight Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  The Baldwin-Price Health Bill: Bipartisan Encouragement for State Action on the Uninsured, 8/7/2006
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Perception, Reality, and Health Insurance: Uninsured as Likely as Insured to Perceive Need for , 10/1/2005
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Why Did the Number of Uninsured Continue to Increase in 2005?, 10/1/2006
 - Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  The Uninsured and their Access to Health Care, 10/1/2006
 - Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  State Health Facts, 11/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Mississippi Delta's Healthcare Blues -- Noam Levey, 6/3/2010
 - Source: Los Angeles Time (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Causes and Consequences of the Rural Uninsured and Underinsured,, 4/1/2009
 - Source: Center for Rural Affairs  Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Profile of Rural Health Insurance Coverage: A Chartbook, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Rural Health Research and Policy Centers Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1/1/2009
 - Source: KFF Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  An Update on State Budget Cuts, 11/5/2010
 - Source: KFF (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Potential Impact of Affordable Care Act-Mandated Medicare DSH Cuts on Urban Safety-Net Hospitals, 1/1/2011
 - Source: National Association of Urban Hospitals  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  How the Affordable Care Act Supports a High-Performance Safety Net, 1/16/2012
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Blog (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Toward Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Populations: Issues for Policymakers' Consideration in Integrating a Safety Net into Health Care Reform Implementation, 1/1/2012
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Safety Net, 4/1/2011
 - Source: Academy Health Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Will We Need the Safety Net After Reform?, 8/8/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Blog (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Funding for State Safety Net Hospitals Approved, 5/23/2012
 - Source: Boston Globe (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Are Feds Giving a Safety Net to Massachusetts's Hospitals?, 10/24/2010
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation: The Foundry (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Medicaid Performance Bonus, 4/6/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  America's Uninsured Crisis: Consequences for Health and Health Care, 2/2/2009
 - Source: Institute of Medicine Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  What Will Happen Under Health Reform--And What's Next? A Resource for Journalists, 5/1/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  How Many Are Underinsured? Trends Among U.S. Adults, 2003 and 2007, 6/10/2008
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document   Kids with Health Insurance Get Needed Care, While Uninsured Kids Go Without, 8/14/2008
 - Source: Cover the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2008, 9/28/2008
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Providing Coverage For All Through Private Health Insurance, 12/15/2008
 - Source: The Galen Institute (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  State Health Reform: How States Can Control Costs and Expand Coverage, 9/22/2008
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  America’s Uninsured Crisis: Consequences for Health and Health Care, 2/24/2009
 - Source: Institute of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Uninsured and Difference Health Insurance Makes, 9/16/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Summary of Findings of 2008 Employer Health Benefit Survey, 9/24/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Coverage for Low-Income Americans: An Evidence-Based Approach to Public Policy, 10/19/2006
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Massachusetts Health Care Reform: Two Years Later , 5/19/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Effect of Tying Eligibility for Health Insurance Subsidies to the Federal Poverty Line, 2/15/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Approaches to Covering the Uninsured: A Guide, 12/5/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Uninsured: A Primer, 10/15/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  State Health Programs To Cover The Uninsured, 1/23/2009
 - Source: National Conference of State Legislatures (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Understanding the Uninsured: Tailoring Policy Solutions for Different Subpopulations, 4/25/2008
 - Source: National Institute for Health Care Management Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Testimony of Katherine Baicker, 7/31/2008
 - Source: Senate Finance Committee (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care: How does the employer-sponsored insurance exclusion affect coverage?, 4/9/2008
 - Source: Tax Policy Center (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Expanding health insurance coverage and choice: The AMA proposal for reform, 7/14/2008
 - Source: American Medical Association Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Expanding Health Insurance Coverage and Controlling Costs for Health Care, 2/10/2009
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Real Story On The Uninsured, 8/31/2009
 - Source: Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Uninsured, 8/22/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  How Will the Uninsured Be Affected by Health Reform? Uninsured Non-Elderly, 8/27/2009
 - Source: Urban Institute (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Trying to Minimize a Crisis: The Myth That the Uninsured Estimate is Overstated , 9/20/2009
 - Source: Washington University in St. Louis Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Chapter One: Health Reform, from Covering Health Issues, 2/12/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Uninsured Adults Presenting to US Emergency Departments, 10/22/2008
 - Source: JAMA (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Five Basic Facts on the Uninsured, 9/16/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2008, 9/10/2009
 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count Uninsured People in America, 9/20/2009
 - Source: SHADAC Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Ensuring Access to Affordable Health Insurance, 12/2/2009
 - Source: Heritage Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Study: Community Health Centers Sometimes Top Private Practices, 7/11/2012
 - Source: Los Angeles Times (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Community Health Centers: The Challenge of Growing to Meet the Need for Primary Care in Medically Underserved Communities, 3/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Cost Effectiveness of Care Provided at Health Centers, 11/1/2011
 - Source: National Association of Community Health Centers Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Improved Oversight Needed to Ensure Grantee Compliance with Requirements, 5/1/2012
 - Source: Government Accountability Office (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  GAO Finds HRSA Failing Taxpayers, Patients, Due to Ineffective Management of Community Health Center Program, 6/21/2012
 - Source: Offices of Senators Tom Coburn, Michael Enzi, and Richard Burr (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  A Long and Winding Road: Federally Qualified Health Centers, Community Variation and Prospects Under Reform, 11/1/2011
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change. (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  United States health Center Fact Sheet, 8/1/2011
 - Source: National Association of Community Health Centers Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Addressing Chronic Disease through Community Health Workers: A Policy and Systems Level Approach, 1/1/2012
 - Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  The Future Role of Community Health Centers in a Changing Health Care Landscape, 1/1/2011
 - Source: The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Transforming Community Health Centers Into Patient-Centered Medical Homes: The Role of Payment Reform., 9/1/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  National Survey of Community Health Centers Finds Those Closely Affiliated with Hospitals Report Fewer Problems Obtaining Specialty Care for Patients, 5/27/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  New Access Point Grant Awards, 6/20/2012
 - Source: Health Resources and Services Association (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Association Between Patient-Centered Medical Home Rating and Operating Cost at Federally Funded Health Centers, 6/24/2012
 - Source: Journal of American Medical Association (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Medicaid Patients Seen At Federally Qualified Health Centers Use Hospital Services Less Than Those Seen By Private Providers, 7/1/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Law Deadlines Under Pressure, 6/30/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Massachusetts and Utah Health Insurance Exchanges, 3/31/2012
 - Source: Lessons Learned Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Establishing Health Insurance Exchanges: An Overview of State Efforts, 3/21/2012
 - Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Establishing Health Insurance Exchanges: Three States' Progress, 7/1/2012
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Toward a High Performance Health Care System for Vulnerable Populations: Funding for Safety-Net Hospitals, 3/8/2012
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Federal Mediacid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Allotments: FY2011, 10/1/2011
 - Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: State Health Facts (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  ANA Reminds Feds of Central Role Nurses Play in Care Coordination, 6/13/2012
 - Source: Advance for Nurses. (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Care Coordination Imperative: Responding to the Needs of People with Chronic Diseases, 2/21/2012
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Care for Dual Eligibles, 6/13/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  SHADAC Data Center, 9/1/2012
 - Source: SHADAC - State Health Access Data Assistance Center  (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The New Census Numbers: Some Good News, but Major Challenges Remain, 9/12/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Number of Uninsured Fell in 2011, Largely Due to Health Reform and Public Programs, 9/13/2012
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Census Releases 2011 CPS Estimates of Insurance Coverage, 9/12/2012
 - Source: SHADAC (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count the Uninsured, 9/1/2011
 - Source: SHADAC (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Article written by Republican Senator (South Carolina) Jim DeMint: Three Things You Need to Know About Today’s Census Uninsured Report, 9/12/2012
 - Source: SHADAC (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2011 National Health Interview Survey, 6/1/2012
 - Source: Center for Disease Control Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Fact Sheet – Differences between CPS ASEC and ACS, 9/18/2012
 - Source: United States Census Bureau (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Lessons from Medicare’s Demonstration Projects on Disease Management, Care Coordination, and Value-Based Payment, 1/18/2012
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  AMA Urges CMS to Delay Dual-Eligible Demo, 8/3/2012
 - Source: American Medical News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Medicaid Health Homes for Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions, 8/1/2012
 - Source: The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011, 9/12/2012
 - Source: United States Census Bureau (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  More Americans Insured: What’s Behind the Numbers?, 9/12/2012
 - Source: PBS Newshour (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  The Dropping Uninsured Rate, in One Map, 9/12/2012
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Monitoring the Impacts of Health Reform at the State Level: Using Federal Survey Data, 3/1/2011
 - Source: SHADAC (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Faces of the Medicaid Expansion: Profiles of Uninsured Adults Who Could Gain Coverage, 11/29/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Faces of Medicaid Expansion: Experiences of Uninsured Adults Who Could Gain Coverage, 11/29/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Briefing  Community Health Centers: Can They Plug the Gaps in the Safety Net?, 7/23/2012
Currently, there are more than 1,100 community health centers providing care to approximately 20.2 million people in every state across the U.S. The centers, which have historically received bipartisan support, are in a unique position to serve the millions more who will gain coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Nearly 40 percent of current CHC patients have no health insurance; approximately one third are children. Who do community health centers currently serve and how will this change as the health reform law plays out? How are CHCs faring in the current economic environment? Is there sufficient federal oversight of their operations? How are states and safety-net systems planning for 2014 and the challenges and opportunities presented under the ACA? What will be the impact of scheduled cuts to discretionary programs under the Budget Control Act of 2011 (the sequester)? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Centene Corporation sponsored a July 23 briefing. 
8Briefing  The Health of Safety-Net Hospitals: How are They Faring? What’s the Outlook?, 6/4/2012
Safety-net hospitals play a critical role in providing care to vulnerable populations, especially at a time when employer-sponsored coverage has declined and the demand for safety-net services has gone up. While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) creates some opportunities for safety-net providers, it also presents significant challenges. Who does the safety-net system currently serve and how will this change as the health reform law plays out? How are safety-net hospitals faring in the current economic environment and how are they altering the way they provide care right now? What are some policy options for sustaining financial viability of safety-net hospitals in the short-term and long-term? The Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund cosponsored this briefing to answer these and related questions. 
8Briefing  Medicaid: A Primer on the Federal-State Partnership, 3/4/2011
Medicaid will play a major role in extending coverage to millions of uninsured people in 2014 through provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. More than 16 million newly qualified individuals are expected to enroll as a result of the law. What is Medicaid and what is its role in the health care system? Who is eligible and what benefits are covered? How is the program administered? How much does Medicaid cost and how is it financed? What is Medicaid's role in health reform? To address these questions and more, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured sponsored a March 4 briefing.  
8Briefing  Medicare 101, 3/16/2009
Medicare covers nearly 45 million beneficiaries, including 38 million seniors and 7 million younger adults with permanent disabilities. The program is expected to cost the federal government approximately $477 billion in 2009, accounting for 13 percent of federal spending and 19 percent of total national health expenditures. Whom does Medicare serve and what services does it cover? What are Medicare Parts A, B, C and D? How is it structured and financed? What drives Medicare’s costs? How does Medicare reimburse providers and hospitals? What future challenges face the program? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation sponsored a March 16 briefing. 
8Briefing  Medicaid as Stimulus: A Tonic for What Ails the Economy?, 1/9/2009
Because of the way Medicaid is financed, a recession means double trouble. States have reduced revenue, and thus less money to spend on Medicaid, just as more people are losing their jobs and their health coverage, and need the program. States have little choice but to cut Medicaid spending. What happens to health coverage when workers lose their jobs and what is the impact on Medicaid? Can additional Medicaid funding be justified during a time of declining federal tax revenues and rapidly expanding deficits? What steps can the federal government and states take to provide assistance with health coverage to families hard hit by the recession? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured sponsored a January 9 briefing.  
8Briefing  Massachusetts Health Reform: Bragging Rights and Growing Pains, 5/19/2008
The Massachusetts health care reform plan has been a success in many ways, with more than 340,000 formerly uninsured residents gaining coverage. But the program is costing more than expected and the majority of the newly insured require hefty government subsidies that may not be sustainable. This briefing, cosponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation, looked into the program's successes and challenges. 
8Briefing  Health Reform Lessons Learned: Veterans of 1993-94 Offer Advice to Today's Reformers, 1/18/2008
No matter who wins the White House and control of Congress in November, health reform legislation will likely be a front-burner issue for both House and Senate in 2009. The debates about reform, and the behind-the-scenes meetings, of 1993 and 1994 produced a wealth of knowledge on what should be done differently the next time Congress takes up this issue. What derailed health reform in 1994? What tactical and strategic decisions, in areas such as timing and content, affected the outcome? What part did outside groups play? How should the issue be approached differently the next time around? What are the appropriate roles for congressional and executive branch leadership in getting reform done? This briefing, cosponsored with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, addressed these and related questions.  
8Briefing  Health Reform Do’s and Don’ts: Veterans of the Early 90s’ Health Reform Debate Offer Advice to Today’s Reformers, 12/12/2007
To offer guidance to today’s health reformers and reporters covering today’s reform efforts, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored a December 12 briefing featuring veterans of the 1990s reform debates.  
8Briefing  Health Legislation 2007-2008: What's Possible?, 12/13/2006
Suddenly, Capitol Hill is talking about health issues again. Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promises that Democrats will roll back the prohibition against the federal government negotiating drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries. (A Kaiser Family Foundation poll released today found broad bipartisan support for this idea.) Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says one of his three top priorities will be more funding for stem cell research. Others want to revisit the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. Additionally, the 110th Congress will consider whether to continue the State Children’s Health Insurance Program in its present form.  
8Briefing  STATE HEALTH REFORM INITIATIVES: Are There Lessons for Federal Policymakers?, 11/20/2006
Polls consistently show that addressing problems in our health care system remains a top concern for most Americans. But while major health care reform efforts have stalled in Washington, many states are attempting to address the rising number of uninsured on their own. This briefing focused on such efforts in three states – Massachusetts, Vermont and Utah.  
8Briefing  Exploring Realistic Coverage Options for the Uninsured, 10/28/2005
This briefing explored questions such as: Will consumer-directed care offer new hope for coverage? Will policy makers consider Medicaid or SCHIP expansions? Can tax credits be structured to encourage the uninsured to buy insurance in the private market? Will local public/private initiatives pave the way for national policies?  
8Briefing  TOWARD A HIGH PERFORMANCE HEALTH SYSTEM: Public-Private Efforts to Make Health Care Safer and More Effective, 10/3/2005
It is clear that by many measures, Americans are not receiving commensurate value for the health care dollars they spend. Is it possible to simultaneously improve health coverage and quality, while generating savings for health care consumers, employers, government and health care providers? What are the characteristics of a high performance health system? What realistic steps does the private sector need to take, contrasted with government bodies, to move the U.S. toward such a system?  
8Document  Arthur A. Gianelli's Presentation - NuHealth Systems, 6/4/2012
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8Document  Pamela Riley's Presentation - The Commonwealth Fund, 6/4/2012
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8Document  Medicare 101, 3/16/2009
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8Briefing TranscriptMedicare 101, 3/16/2009
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8Document  Aiming Higher: A State Scorecard on Health System Performance, 6/15/2007
 - Source: Cathy Schoen (PowerPoint)
8Document  Oklahoma Health and Health Systems, 6/15/2007
 - Source: Peter Budetti, M.D. (PowerPoint)
8Document  Building State-Based High Performing Systems of Care, 6/15/2007
 - Source: Christopher F. Koller (PowerPoint)
8Document  Sourcelist: Health Coverage Revisited, 3/19/2007
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Baicker's Presentation: Health Coverage Revisited: Exploring Options for Expansion, 3/15/2007
 - Source: Katherine Baicker (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Federal Leadership Needed to Support State Coverage Initiatives, 3/13/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Word Document)
8Document  Most Support U.S. Guarantee of Health Care, 3/2/2007
 - Source: The New York Times (Word Document)
8Document  Employment-Based Health Benefits: Access and Coverage, 1988-2005, 3/1/2007
 - Source: EBRI (Word Document)
8Document  Analysis: Bush health plan impact unclear, 2/9/2007
 - Source: United Press International (Word Document)
8Document  The President's Health Insurance Proposal - A First Look, 1/23/2007
 - Source: Tax Policy Center (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Making Health Care Affordable: Bush’s Bold Health Tax Reform Plan, 1/22/2007
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Characteristics of the Uninsured: Who is Eligible for Public Coverage and Who Needs Help Affor, 1/2/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Uninsured in America: Problems and Possible Solutions, 1/2/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  State Strategies to Expand Health Insurance Coverage: Trends and Lessons for Policymakers, 1/1/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  2007 State of the Union Policy Initiatives: Affordable, Accessible, And Flexible Health Covera, 1/1/2007
 - Source: The White House (Word Document)
8Document  Health Insurance Coverage for America's Children, 1/1/2007
 - Source: The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Sourcelist: Exploring Realistic Coverage Options for the Uninsured, 10/28/2006
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform  (Word Document)
8Document  Holahan's Presentation: 46.6 Million and Counting: A Look Behind the Number of Uninsured , 10/19/2006
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8Document  Garrett's Presentation: 46.6 Million and Counting: A Look Behind the Number of Uninsured, 10/19/2006
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8Document  Sourcelist: 46.6 Million and Counting: A Look Behind the Number of Uninsured Americans, 10/19/2006
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
8Document  The Uninsured and Their Access to Healthcare, 10/1/2006
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Changing Definition of ‘Dependent’ Who is insured and for how long?, 9/28/2006
 - Source: National Conference of State Legislatures (Word Document)
8Document  Automatically Enrolling Eligible Children and Families Into Medicaid and SCHIP: Opportunities, , 6/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  High cost for health insurance: Massachusetts plan would run billions more in California, 4/27/2006
 - Source: San Francisco Chronicle (Word Document)
8Document  Despite Bay State Breakthrough, Money Still the Big Obstacle to Covering the Uninsured, 4/10/2006
 - Source: Congressional Quarterly Health Beat (Word Document)
8Document  Health Care Access and Affordability Conference Committee Report, 4/3/2006
 - Source: Massachusetts Legislature (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Executive Summary: Massachusetts-Style Coverage Expansion: What Would It Cost in California?, 4/1/2006
 - Source: Institute for Health Policy Solutions  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  The U.S. Health Care Divide: Disparities in Primary Care Experiences by Income, 4/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Point/Counterpoint, 4/1/2006
 - Source: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Assisting Low-Income uninsured Patients: A Survey of California Hospitals, 11/30/2005
 - Source: California Hospital Association  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Health-Care Crisis: States Are Rushing In?, 11/28/2005
 - Source: William Symonds, BusinessWeek (Word Document)
8Document  Insurance Gaps Among Vulnerable Children in the United States, 1999-2001, 11/1/2005
 - Source: Pediatrics (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Entrances and Exits: Health Insurance Churning, 1998-2000, 10/1/2005
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  A Need to Transform the US Health Care System: Improving Access, Quality, and Efficiency , 10/1/2005
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Churn, Churn, Churn: How Instability of Health Insurance Shapes America’s Uninsured Problem, 11/1/2003
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Is There a Hole in the Bucket? Understanding SCHIP Retention, 5/1/2003
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Issue BriefRebuilding Louisiana's Health Care System, 7/26/2007
Though the Katrina flood waters have long since receded, the debate continues over how to restore – or even improve – Louisiana’s devastated health care system. This issue brief covers the health care problems still facing the city and proposed solutions. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Other PublicationSourcebook 2006- Chap 12: Public Health, 10/9/2006
This chapter from the Alliance sourcebook, “Covering Health Issues, 2006” presents key facts, background, story ideas, experts and websites on public health. It includes information on how public health works, the infrastructure, funding, addressing obesity, public health workforce, health information technology (health IT) , public health and the uninsured, and environmental health. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Other PublicationHiding in Plain View: ERISA Preempts Provisions of Massachusetts 'Play or Pay' Health Care Reform Law, 9/18/2006
Reviews the Massachusetts "play or pay" health care reform law within the context of ERISA and highlights key provisions that are, or are not, in conflict with the federal benefits law. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Offsite Document  Can We Trust Population Surveys to Count Medicaid Enrollees And the Uninsured?, 7/1/2006
 - Source: Journal of Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  It’s The Premiums, Stupid: Projections of the Uninsured through 2013, 4/5/2006
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Tax Equity and Affordability Act: A Solution for the Uninsured, 8/30/2006
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Changes in Employees’ Health Insurance Coverage, 2001-2005, 10/1/2006
 - Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis- Mar 2006 Pop Survey, 10/1/2006
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Uninsured: A Primer- Key Facts About Americans Without Health Insurance, 10/1/2006
 - Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Health Coverage for Low-Income Americans: An Evidence-Based Approach to Public Policy: Executiv, 10/1/2006
 - Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Sen. Kennedy Outlines Goals for Senate HELP Committee, Including Universal Coverage for All U.S, 11/17/2006
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (kaisernetwork.org) (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Care Reform Fact Sheet, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Office of the Governor of the State of California (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  2007 Comprehensive Health Care Reforms: Side-By-Side, 1/1/2007
 - Source: National Conference of State Legislatures (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Side-By-Side Comparison of 2007 Comprehensive Health Care Reforms, 1/1/2007
 - Source: National Conference of State Legislatures (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  State Strategies in Progress, 1/1/2007
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Welcome - Illinois Covered, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Illinois Covered: Affordable Healthcare for All (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Governor Signs Comprehensive Health Care Reform Legislation - Press Release, 5/25/2006
 - Source: Jim Douglas, Governor of Vermont - Vermont.gov (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Reaching Eligible but Uninsured Children in Medicaid and CHIP, 3/1/2009
 - Source: Georgetown Center for Children and Families Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  The Public Option and Insurance Exchange in The House Bill, 10/30/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Uninsured and the Difference Health Insurance Makes, 9/16/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Feature: Maryland: Increasing Adult Eligibility While Cutting the Budget, 8/10/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Economic Impact of Uninsured Children of America, 6/14/2009
 - Source: Baker Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Covering Health Issues, 5th Edition, Chapter 1: Health Reform, 2/15/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Falling Behind: Americans’ Access to Medical Care Deteriorates, 2003-2007, 6/26/2008
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Key Senators Discuss Trimming Health Bill, 8/20/2009
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Focus on Health Reform: Health Care Reform Proposals, 8/7/2009
 - Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Fannie Med? Why a “Public Option” Is Hazardous to Your Health, 8/6/2009
 - Source: Cato Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  On the Fast Track, 4/13/2009
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Cooperatives Being Pushed as an Alternative to a Government Plan, 8/18/2009
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Addressing Health Care Market Reform Through an Insurance Exchange: Essential Policy Components, 6/17/2009
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute  Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Health Coverage for the High-Risk Uninsured: Policy Options for Design of the Temporary High-Risk Pool, 5/1/2010
 - Source: National Institute For Health Care Reform Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Medicaid Coverage and Spending in Health Reform: National and State-by-State Results for Adults at or below 133% FPL, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured  Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Medicaid Beneficiaries and Access to Care, 4/1/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document   Expanding Medicaid: Coverage for Low-Income Adults Under Health Reform, 4/20/2010
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can Help, 2009 Update, 1/1/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Retaining Benefits: An Important Aspect of Increasing Enrollment, 8/1/2009
 - Source: National Council on Aging Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Medicaid Performance Bonus 5 of 8 Requirements, 4/1/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Improving Enrollment and Retention in Medicaid and CHIP: Federal Options for a Changing Landscape, 8/1/2009
 - Source: Medicaid Institute at United Hospital Fund, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Health Reform Holds Both Risks and Rewards For Safety-Net Providers and Racially And Ethnically Diverse Patients, 10/1/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Improving Health Care Access For Low-Income People: Lessons From Ascension Health's Community Collaboratives, 7/1/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Costs and Adequacy of Safety Net Access for the Uninsured: Bexar County, Texas, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation: Transforming A Public Safety Net Delivery System to Achieve Higher Performance, 10/1/2008
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Ensuring Equity: A Post-Reform Framework to Achieve High Performance Health Care for Vulnerable Populations, 10/1/2011
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Advancing the Capabilities of Safety Net Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), 3/1/2012
 - Source: UC Berkley School of Public Health Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  America's Public Hospitals and Health Systems, 2010: Findings from the Annual NAPH Member Hospital Characteristics Survey, 6/11/2012
 - Source: National Association of Public Hospitals (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  How Many Are Underinsured? Trends Among U.S. Adults, 2003 And 2007, 6/26/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Summary of Provisions Important to Rural Health Care Delivery, 6/1/2010
 - Source: Rural Policy Research Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges and the Affordable Care Act: Eight Difficult Issues, 10/20/2010
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund\ (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  American Health Benefit Exchange Model Act, 10/20/2010
 - Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  U.S. Census Data Indicate Physician Workforce May Be Smaller, Younger Than Expected, Study Says, 11/1/2009
 - Source: AAFP News  (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Establishing Health Insurance Exchanges: An Overview of State Efforts, 7/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Great Recession Accelerated Long-Term Decline of Employer Health Coverage, 3/1/2012
 - Source: SHADAC (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Mortality and Access to Care among Adults after State Medicaid Expansions, 9/13/2012
 - Source: The New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Keeping Kids Covered: Number of Children with Health Coverage Increases During Economic Downturn , 8/1/2012
 - Source: SHADAC (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Safety-Net Providers In Some US Communities Have Increasingly Embraced Coordinated Care Models, 8/1/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Early Results Show WellPoint’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilots Have Met Some Goals for Costs, Utilization, and Quality, 9/1/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  American Medical Home Runs, 11/5/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Medicare Makes Way for Baby Boomers, 1/3/2011
 - Source: US News and World Report (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  In Massachusetts, an Accountable Care Organization that’s Actually Working, 7/12/2012
 - Source: The Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  The Basics: Medicaid Disproprotionate Share Hospital Payments, 6/15/2009
 - Source: National Health Policy Forum Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  A Mid-Year State Medicaid Budget Update for FY 2012 & A Look Forward to FY 2013, 2/1/2012
 - Source: The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Briefing  Community Health Centers: Their Post-Stimulus Role in Health Reform , 2/23/2009
Community health centers (CHCs) play a key role in the U.S. health care safety net. They provide primary health care and other health services for medically underserved populations, including 1 in 8 Medicaid beneficiaries, 1 in 7 uninsured persons, 1 in 3 people in poverty, 1 in 10 minorities, and 1 in 9 rural Americans. Congress has now approved a stimulus package that includes almost $2 billion for health center infrastructure. It is timely, then, to look at how community health centers fit in today’s system, and how they might fit in a reformed system. Who is being served by CHCs today? What role do CHCs play in easing the widespread primary care shortage? What are the challenges facing CHCs as they strive to meet the growing need? How should we evaluate the benefit derived from spending the stimulus money? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform, with support from the United Health Foundation and the National Association of Community Health Centers, sponsored a February 23 briefing. 
7Briefing  Medicaid: The Essentials, 2/13/2009
As a state-run program with broad federal guidelines, Medicaid covers health and long-term care services for scores of millions of low-income Americans. Conversations are well underway about the role of Medicaid as a vehicle for economic stimulus, and about its role in health coverage expansion proposals. Who is eligible for Medicaid? How is it administered? What benefits are covered? What is its role in long-term care? What role does the program play for Medicare beneficiaries? How is Medicaid financed? How much of the funding for the program comes from the federal government? How much do states pay for Medicaid and how much discretion do they have in determining who is covered, and for what services? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured sponsored a February 13 luncheon briefing. 
7Briefing  Dental Health: Nurturing the Health Care System’s Neglected Stepchild , 7/25/2008
More than 100 million Americans have no insurance to help cover dental needs. With SCHIP reauthorization on the horizon and the chance that elements of last year’s vetoed SCHIP proposal—which included provisions for dental care—may be revived, oral health issues are front and center. What is the best way to include dental health in the larger health reform debate? How should payment to dental health providers be improved? How can dental workforce shortage issues be addressed? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured sponsored a July 25 briefing.  
7Briefing  Using Medicare as Part of Coverage Expansion?, 6/6/2008
A new proposal by The Commonwealth Fund suggests, as a major component of moving toward coverage for all, a Medicare-like program that uninsured adults below the age of 65 could purchase voluntarily. This briefing, co-sponsored by the Fund, featured speakers both favoring and skeptical about this approach.  
7Briefing  STATE COVERAGE INITIATIVES: Will Moving Toward Universal Coverage Make the System Work Better for Everyone?, 10/26/2007
There is mounting evidence that the U.S. system is often financially inefficient and delivers poor quality. There is also research suggesting that having so many people without insurance can adversely affect the quality of care for everyone, even those with insurance. A new report by The Commonwealth Fund sets forth principles for providing universal coverage in ways that could promote a high performance health care system. Several states are already trying to reform their health care systems. How is implementation of universal coverage progressing in Massachusetts? How are negotiations moving forward in California and Pennsylvania to pass health care reform legislation? In addition to improving access and quality, what else should states do to improve the health and health care of their citizens? This briefing, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund and the Alliance, addressed these and other important questions.  
7Briefing  HEALTH CARE and the '08 ELECTION: A Preview, 7/10/2007
As presidential candidates of both major parties woo the American public, particularly in early caucus and primary states, they are gravitating toward a common public concern: the U.S. health care system. Potential voters are well aware of rising premiums and higher out of pocket costs to families, the impact of high health care costs on America’s economic competitiveness and on federal and state budgets, and the ever-growing number of uninsured – now nearly 45 million. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll released in March shows that health care ranks as the second most important issue that the public would like discussed by presidential candidates for the 2008 election. 
7Briefing  Prospects for Health Care: Where Will New Congressional Leadership Take Us?, 12/8/2006
Come January, we can expect to see some new approaches to health legislation. Sen. Harry Reid, incoming Senate majority leader, says one of his top three priorities will be more funding for stem cell research. House Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi wants a vote early on to roll back the prohibition against the federal government negotiating prescription drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries. And these are just two of the health issues likely to be debated in the new Congress. The White House too will have a definite voice in the debates to come. 
7Briefing  Improving Coverage Stability For Kids in Medicaid and SCHIP, 6/16/2006
One byproduct of the patchwork system of public and private health insurance coverage in the United States is that individuals can gain or lose health insurance as they gain or lose jobs, or gain or lose eligibility for public programs. This phenomenon, known as “churning,” can lead to gaps in health insurance coverage and unnecessary administrative costs for state governments that have to process the same individuals repeatedly. What—if any—changes should be made at the state and federal level to reduce coverage instability? Should states streamline enrollment and renewal processes?  
7Briefing  HEALTH CARE in the 2006 BUDGET: What’s Next? What to Watch for in the Coming Debates, 2/18/2005
President Bush’s FY 2006 budget could have long-lasting effects on several health programs. If enacted as is, the budget would trim $60 billion in the growth in Medicaid spending over the next 10 years. At the same time, the budget offers $11 billion in new money to enroll children in Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. It would provide $74 billion in tax incentives to help the uninsured buy coverage. Some congressional budget leaders have signaled their intention to find budget savings in another entitlement program – Medicare. After the hearings are over and the votes taken, how many of the president’s health initiatives will remain? What budget proposals originating with Congress might be adopted? How will discretionary programs – like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health – be affected? What are the long-term implications for health care providers and consumers, and for the deficit? 
7Document  Deborah Bachrach's Presentation - Manatt Health Solutions, 6/4/2012
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7Document  Billy Millwee's Presentation - Texas Medicaid Director, 6/4/2012
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7Document  Source List, 6/1/2012
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7Briefing TranscriptAffordability and Health Reform: If We Mandate, Will They (and Can They) Pay?, 11/20/2009
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7Briefing TranscriptCommunity Health Centers: Their Post-Stimulus Role in Health Reform, 2/23/2009
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7Document  Sourcelist, 1/9/2009
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7Briefing TranscriptMedicaid as Stimulus: A Tonic for What Ails the Economy?, 1/9/2009
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7Briefing TranscriptDental Health: Nurturing the Health Care System’s Neglected Stepchild, 7/25/2008
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7Briefing TranscriptMedicare as a Building Block for Health Reform, 6/6/2008
 - Source: Adobe Acrobat PDF (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Profiles of German and Dutch Health Care Systems, 4/11/2008
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Briefing TranscriptHealth Care in the 2008 Elections, 3/14/2008
 - Source: Kaisernetwork (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Collins - Why Universal Health Insurance is Necessary for a High Performance Health System, 10/26/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (PowerPoint)
7Document  Haase - California: Riding the Wave to Universal Coverage?, 10/26/2007
 - Source: New America Foundation's California Program (PowerPoint)
7Document  Iselin - Health Care Reform: Massachusetts One Year Later, 10/26/2007
 - Source: Massachusetts Divison of Health Care Finance and Policy (PowerPoint)
7Document  Miller - Universal Coverage: Curb Your Enthusiasm, 10/26/2007
 - Source: American Enterprise Institute (PowerPoint)
7Document  Torregrossa - Prescription for Pennsylvania, 10/26/2007
 - Source: Pennsylvania Governor's Office (PowerPoint)
7Document  Health Insurance Connectors and Exchanges: A Primer for State Officials, 9/1/2007
 - Source: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Dubay - Crowd-Out Under SCHIP: Looking Back and Moving Forward, 8/29/2007
 - Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (PowerPoint)
7Document  SCHIP Enrollees With Special Health Care Needs and Access to Care, 8/1/2007
 - Source: The Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  America's Health Rankings 2006, 6/15/2007
 - Source: United Health Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Health Reform Massachusetts Style: Ink Blot Test and Example for Us All, 5/15/2007
 - Source: New America Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Massachusetts Health Care Reform Plan, 4/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Aaron's Presentation: Health Coverage Revisited: Exploring Options for Expansion, 3/15/2007
 - Source: Henry Aaron (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Salisbury's Presentation: Health Coverage Revisited: Exploring Options for Expansion, 3/15/2007
 - Source: Dallas Salisbury (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Without Health Benefits, a Good Life Turns , 3/6/2007
 - Source: The New York Times (Word Document)
7Document  Coverage Patterns among SCHIP-Eligible Children and Their Parents, 2/9/2007
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Covering Kids & Families Evaluation, 2/9/2007
 - Source: Mathematica Policy Research Inc. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Is the president’s plan dead even before arrival?, 2/3/2007
 - Source: British Medical Journal (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Health Coverage Passport: A Proposal to Cover All Americans, 2/1/2007
 - Source: Federation of American Hospitals (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Expanding Health Care Coverage in the United States: A Historic Agreement, 1/18/2007
 - Source: Health Coverage Coalition for the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Resuming the Path of Health Coverage for Children and Parents: A 50 State Update on Eligi...., 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Resuming the Path to Health Coverage for Children and Parents: A 50 State Update on Eligib...., 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  State of the States 2007, 1/1/2007
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  The Healthy Americans Act, 12/13/2006
 - Source: Sen. Ron Wyden (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Vermont Health Care Reform Five-Year Implementation Plan, 12/1/2006
 - Source: State of Vermont Agency of Administration (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Early Experience With High-Deductible and Consumer-Driven Health Plans- 2nd Annual EBRI/Commonw, 12/1/2006
 - Source: EBRI (Word Document)
7Document  Health Care Reform in Germany - Not the Big Bang, 11/1/2006
 - Source: Health Policy Monitor (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Why Not the Best? Results from a National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 9/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Framework for a High Performance Health System in the United States, 8/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  The Massachusetts Health Plan: Lessons for the States, 7/18/2006
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Stan Dorn Presentation: Improving Coverage Stability For Kids in Medicaid and SCHIP, 6/16/2006
 - Source: Stan Dorn (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  The Mass.-ter Plan, 6/10/2006
 - Source: National Journal (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Instabilities of Public Health Insurance Coverage for Children and Their Families: Causes, Cons, 6/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Mitt makes his case for Massachusetts health bill, 4/25/2006
 - Source: Congressional Quarterly Health Beat (Word Document)
7Document  The Health Care May Be (Almost) Universal, But No So the Kudos, 4/17/2006
 - Source: Congressional Quarterly Health Beat (Word Document)
7Document  Massachusetts Raises the Bar for Health Care Reform, 4/17/2006
 - Source: David Kendell, Progressive Policy Institute (Word Document)
7Document  Kennedy: Mass Leads the Way in Health Care for All, 4/12/2006
 - Source: Senator Edward Kennedy (Word Document)
7Document  Romney's Health Reform Plan Offers Framework for Other Governors, 4/12/2006
 - Source: Edmund Haislmaier  (Word Document)
7Document  Health bill premiums may exceed predictions: Ability of some to pay at issue, 4/6/2006
 - Source: Liz Kowalczyk, Boston Globe (Word Document)
7Document  An Act Providing Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care Section-by-Section Sum, 4/6/2006
 - Source: Massachusetts Legislature (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  An Act Providing Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care Section-by-Section Sum, 4/6/2006
 - Source: Massachusetts Legislature (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Statement by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney on Massachusetts Health Care Reform, 4/5/2006
 - Source: John Sweeney  (Word Document)
7Document  Health Care Reform Conference Committee Bill PowerPoint, 4/3/2006
 - Source: Massachusetts Legislature (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Health Policy and Strategy Associates, Inc. April 2006 Client Bulletin, 4/1/2006
 - Source: Robet Laszewski (Word Document)
7Document  Massachusetts Legislative Proposal to Achieve Universal Health Care Coverage: HB 4850 Summary, 4/1/2006
 - Source: Americas Health Insurance Plans (Word Document)
7Document  Issue Brief: Massachusetts-Style Coverage Expansion: What Would It Cost in California?, 4/1/2006
 - Source: Institute for Health Policy Solutions  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Massachusetts and the United States State Medicaid Fact Sheet, 4/1/2006
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Massachusetts Health Care Reform Plan, 4/1/2006
 - Source: Kaiser Commission  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Health Insurance Regulation by States and the Federal Government: A Review of Current Approache, 4/1/2006
 - Source: Health Policy Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Uncharted Territory: current Trends in Section 1115 Demonstrations, 3/1/2006
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives- Academy Health (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  State Profiles - Massachusetts: Reforming the Health Care System, 12/1/2005
 - Source: AARP Public Policy Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Steve Schoenbaum Presentation: A High Performance Health System for the US - The Challenge, 10/3/2005
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  James Mongan Presentation: Health Care in the US - A Tale of Two Systems, 10/3/2005
 - Source: Dr. James Mongan, Partners HealthCare (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Briefing TranscriptToward a High Performance Health System, 10/3/2005
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Roadmap to Coverage: Synthesis of Findings Executive Summary, 10/1/2005
 - Source: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Medicaid and SCHIP Retention in Challenging Times: Strategies from Managed Care Organization, 9/13/2005
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  What is the Current Population Survey Telling Us About the Number of Uninsured?, 8/1/2005
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  The Uninsured in America, 1996-2004: Estimates for the U.s. Civillian Non-institutionalized Poa, 6/1/2005
 - Source: AHRQ (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Health Leaders Seek Consensus Over Uninsured, 5/29/2005
 - Source: The New York Times (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  IOM Calls for Universal Health Coverage by 2010; Offers Principles to Judge, Compare Proposed S, 1/14/2005
 - Source: National Academies of Science (Word Document)
7Document  The Swiss Health System: Regulated Competition Without Managed Care, 9/8/2004
 - Source: JAMA (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Testimony of Mark Rukavina: Misconceptions about the uninsured and their access to care, 6/24/2004
 - Source: The Access Project  (Word Document)
7Document  Testimony of Jack Bovender, Jr: HCA charity care and discount policy for uninsured patients, 6/24/2004
 - Source: Hospital Corporation of America (Word Document)
7Document  Enganar: An Investigative Report on HCA's Discount Program for the Uninsured, 6/23/2004
 - Source: Consejo de Latinos Unidos  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  The Uninsured and Their Access to Care, 12/1/2003
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Offsite Document  Enrolling Uninsured Low-Income Children in Medicaid and SCHIP, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Unisured Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  The 2007 State of the Union Address: The President's Health Insurance Proposal Is Not a Solutio, 1/24/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Divided We Fail Platform, 1/1/2007
 - Source: AARP (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Jim Douglas, Governor of Vermont, Governor Signs Comprehensive Health Care Reform Legislation, 5/25/2006
 - Source: Office of the Governor of Vermont (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can Help, 5/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Health Care Disconnect: Gaps in Coverage and Care for Minority Adults, 8/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Voinovich, Bingaman Introduce Legislation Aimed at Insuring the Uninsured, 5/9/2006
 - Source: Senator Voinovich Office, press release (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Report shows rise in Emergency room Visits Puts Pressure On Hospitals, 9/1/2006
 - Source: Managed Healthcare Executive (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  U.S. Census Bureau 2006- Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2, 8/1/2006
 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Hillary Clinton's Health Care Costs Agenda, 3/1/2008
 - Source: HillaryClinton.com (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Hillary Clinton's Health Care Quality Agenda, 3/1/2008
 - Source: HillaryClinton.com (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  In Massachusetts, Universal Coverage Strains Care, 4/5/2008
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  5 Lessons Learned from Massachusetts State Health Reform, 5/1/2008
 - Source: ACHP (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Illinois Covered Plan Details, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Illinois Covered: Affordable Healthcare for All (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Governor Rendell Aims To Make Healthcare Affordable, 3/30/2007
 - Source: CBS 3 (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Care for All Kids, 1/1/2007
 - Source: State of Illinois: All Kids (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Care for All Kids: About All Kids, 1/1/2007
 - Source: State of Illinois: All Kids (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Insurance Coverage: 2006, 8/27/2007
 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Medicaid HIFA Waiver Comparison: Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, 12/1/2006
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  State Coverage Matrix, 5/1/2007
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Uninsurance by Reforming Health Insurance in the Small-Business Sector, Executive Summary, 1/1/2007
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Excerpt from Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 8/1/2006
 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Insuring the Near Elderly: The Potential Role for Medicare Buy-in Plans, 1/2/2002
 - Source: Urban Institute (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Rising Health Care Costs Lead Workers to Delay Retirement, 5/14/2008
 - Source: Urban Institute (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Building Blocks of Health Reform: Achieving Universal Coverage and Health System Savings, 5/13/2008
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Learning from Failure in Health Care Reform, 10/25/2007
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Learning from Failure in Health Care Reform, 10/25/2007
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Uninsured Young Adults: A Profile and Overview of Coverage Options, 6/1/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Spotlight on Uninsured Parents, 6/1/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  The Tax Equity and Affordability Act: A Solution for the Uninsured, 8/30/2006
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  How Many Are Underinsured? Trends Among U.S. Adults, 2003 and 2007, 6/10/2008
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Crisis of the Uninsured: 2008, 8/28/2008
 - Source: National Center for Policy Analysis (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Decline in the Uninsured in 2007: Why Did It Happen and Can It Last?, 10/14/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2008, 9/8/2008
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  The Uninsured and the Difference Health Insurance Makes, 9/17/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Uninsured Discover They Had Coverage, 11/28/2008
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Medicaid Spending Up, Growth of Economy Down, 10/30/2008
 - Source: AAFP News Now (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Taking Back Our Fiscal Future, 3/31/2008
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation and Brookings Institute (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  A Balanced Approach to Restoring Fiscal Responsibility, 7/15/2008
 - Source: Brookings Institute and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Letter to Senator Reid and Senator McConnell, 9/25/2008
 - Source: Families USA Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Medicaid cuts compound health, economic crises, 12/2/2008
 - Source: Las Vegas Sun (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Insurance Market Reforms: Guaranteed Issue, 6/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Health Insurance Market Reforms: Rate Restrictions, 6/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Health Care Reform Leaves Out Illegal Immigrants, 4/4/2010
 - Source: Associated Press (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  ED Visits in Massachusetts: Who uses Emergency Care and Why?, 9/1/2009
 - Source: Urban Institue Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  We lost on health care. But the constitution won., 7/1/2012
 - Source: Washington Post, Outlook (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Hail to the Chief (John Roberts, That Is): Thoughts on the Legislative Implications of Today’s Ruling., 6/28/2012
 - Source: Brookings (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Individual Mandate: How Sweeping?, 3/21/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Building Efficient and Effective Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Systems: Core Requirements to Ensure the Greatest Value for Children and Families, 10/1/2009
 - Source: The Children's Partnership (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  State Efforts to cover low-income adults without children, 9/1/2008
 - Source: National Association of State Health Policy Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Expert Voices: Uninsured and Eligible for Public Coverage, 11/3/2009
 - Source: National Institute for Health Care Management Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Young, Uninsured, and Seeking Change: Health Coverage of Young Adults and Their Views on Health Reform, 1/1/2009
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Aetna Foundation Grant to Help Safety-Net Hospitals Improve Care Coordination, 1/5/2012
 - Source: Healthcare Finance News (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Wealth, Income, And The Affordability of Health Insurance, 3/16/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Mandates and Affordability , 10/31/2009
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  For Want of a Dentist, 2/28/2007
 - Source: The Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Role of Medicaid in State Economies: A Look at the Research, 1/9/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Rising Unemployment, Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1/9/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The 2009 HHS Poverty Guidelines, 1/23/2009
 - Source: United States Department of Health and Human Services (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  A Sketch of Community Health Centers, 4/28/2008
 - Source: National Association of Community Health Centers (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Closing the Divide: How Medical Homes Promote Equity in Health Care, 6/15/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  As the economy falters, Utah's Medicaid enrollment surging, 12/4/2008
 - Source: Salt Lake Tribune (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Local Health Centers Key to Care, 1/21/2009
 - Source: Politico (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Uninsured and Medicaid Patients' Access to Preventive Care, 8/13/2008
 - Source: The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services  Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Presence of a Community Health Center and Uninsured E.D. Visit Rates in Rural Counties, 1/15/2009
 - Source: The Journal of Rural Health (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al, 6/28/2012
 - Source: The Supreme Court of the United States Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  The Impact of PPACA on Employment-Based Health Coverage of Adult Children to Age 26, 1/1/2012
 - Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Estimates for the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Updated for the Recent Supreme Court Decision (EXCERPT), 7/24/2012
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  State Health Insurance Exchange Laws: The First Generation, 6/1/2012
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Could the Health Law End Up Back in Court? Opponents Think So, 7/18/2012
 - Source: Shots NPR’s HealthBlog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Status of State Health Insurance Exchange Implementation, 7/24/2012
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Rewriting The Obama Health Law Through Regulation?, 6/26/2012
 - Source: Forbes Health Matters (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Governance Issues for Health Insurance Exchanges, 1/1/2012
 - Source: National Academies for Social Insurance (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Decision Time for States on the Affordable Care Act, 7/2/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Federally Facilitated Exchanges and the Continuum of State Options, 12/1/2011
 - Source: National Academy of Social Insurance (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Toward an Effective Health Insurance Exchange: A Roadmap to Successful Health Care Reform, 6/1/2012
 - Source: Center for American Progress Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Health Insurance Exchanges: Key Issues for State Implementation, 9/1/2010
 - Source: Academy Health Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Estimates for the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Updated for the Recent Supreme Court Decision, 7/1/2012
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  How each state will approach health care act, 7/12/2012
 - Source: USA Today (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Building a Relationship between Medicaid, the Exchange and the Individual Insurance Market, 1/1/2012
 - Source: National Academy of Social Insurance (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  State Actions to Address Health Insurance Exchanges, 6/1/2012
 - Source: National Conference of State Legislatures (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  10 Reasons to Fluoridate Public Water, 7/1/2012
 - Source: American Dental Association (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  CMS Oral Health Strategy: Improving Access to and Utilization of Oral Health Services for Children in Medicaid and CHIP Programs, 4/11/2011
 - Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Most comprehensive review of dental therapists worldwide shows they provide effective dental care to millions of children, 4/10/2012
 - Source: W. K. Kellogg Foundation (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  ―Efforts Under Way to Improve Children’s Access to Dental Services, but Sustained Attention Needed to Address Ongoing Concerns, 11/1/2010
 - Source: Government Accountability Office (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Statement before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, 2/29/2012
 - Source: Pew Children’s Dental Campaign Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  How can we close the oral health gap?, 9/1/2012
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, 7/1/2011
 - Source: Institute of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Extended Medicaid Dental Care? Millions' Oral Health Badly Lacking, 7/14/2011
 - Source: Medical News Today (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Opportunities to Improve Access to Oral Care and Reduce Costs, 8/1/2012
 - Source: American Dental Association  (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Oral Health and Low-Income Nonelderly Adults: A Review of Coverage and Access, 6/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Oral Health Care Workforce – Current and Proposed Providers, 1/1/2010
 - Source: American Dental Hygienists Association (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  States Implement Health Reform: Oral Health, 3/1/2011
 - Source: National Conference of State Legislatures Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Oral Health Status and Access to Oral Health Care for U.S. Adults Aged 18–64: National Health Interview Survey, 2008, 7/1/2012
 - Source: US HHS Center for Disease Control and Prevention  Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Ruling Puts Pressure on States to Act, 6/28/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Health News (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Implementing Health Reform: A Final Rule On Health Insurance Exchanges, 3/3/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Implementing Health Reform: Amidst Turbulence, Federal Work Goes On, 4/27/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Tax Credits In Federally Facilitated Exchanges Are Consistent With The Affordable Care Act’s Language And History, 7/18/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs Blog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  CBO is taking the states threats to opt-out of the Medicaid expansion very seriously, 6/24/2012
 - Source: Washington Post Wonkblog (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  For Health Sector: Forward March, 6/29/2012
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Romney Aide Helps States Comply With Health Care Law, 7/21/2012
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision, 7/1/2012
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Briefing  Massachusetts Health Reform: A Giant Step Toward Universal Coverage? , 11/7/2008
The Massachusetts model, enacted in 2006, is being watched closely for lessons that might guide national efforts to reduce the number of uninsured and underinsured nationally. The ranks of the uninsured in Massachusetts have dropped dramatically, yet questions remain. Precisely, how is the pursuit of universal coverage progressing in Massachusetts? What impact, if any, are the reforms having on insurance costs? Are the newly insured able to actually get the care they need? Is subsidized coverage “crowding out” employer-sponsored coverage? How are employers responding to the reforms more generally? Can the state afford the subsidies as economic problems affect tax revenues? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund sponsored a November 7 luncheon briefing. 
6Briefing  Low-Income Adults: Can Medicaid Fill the Coverage Gap? , 9/15/2008
If you think that all poor Americans can get health coverage through Medicaid, think again. If they are not parents of dependent children, disabled or elderly, they do not qualify for Medicaid coverage, no matter how poor. As a result, more than half of all low-income uninsured persons are adults who do not fit in current eligibility categories as defined by federal law. Can Medicaid be redesigned to cover non-categorical poor adults? What lessons can be learned from states’ efforts to cover the uninsured through Medicaid expansions? Can private insurance fill the void? To address these and related questions, the Alliance for Health Reform and the AARP Public Policy Institute sponsored a September 15 briefing.  
6Briefing  Health Care in the 2008 Elections: Where Do the Candidates Stand on Promoting a High-Performance Health System?, 3/14/2008
This event featured advocates for the health plans of Sens. Clinton, Obama and McCain describing key features of their candidates' plans and how the plans differ. A leadoff presentation by Sara Collins of The Commonwealth Fund offered the Fund's guidance for health reform proposals, with estimates of future savings if efficiencies proposed by the Fund were to be combined with universal health coverage. Cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund.  
6Document  Materials List, 6/1/2012
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Industry Letter to Obama, 7/13/2009
 - Source: Multiple Organizations (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Unmet Medical Needs of Indigent, Uninsured Americans, 6/1/2009
 - Source: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Briefing TranscriptLessons on Coverage from Abroad: How Do the Dutch, German and Swiss Health Care Systems Do It?, 11/14/2008
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Briefing TranscriptMassachusetts Health Reform: A Giant Step Toward Universal Coverage?, 11/7/2008
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Low-Income Adults: Can Medicaid Fill the Coverage Gap?, 9/15/2008
 - Source: Microsoft Word (Word Document)
6Document  Community Efforts to Expand Dental Services for Low-Income People, 7/1/2008
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Access to Affordable Dental Care: Gaps for Low-Income Adults, 7/1/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Clinton's Health Care Focus Gives First Aid to Bid, 3/6/2008
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Presidential Candidates on Health Care, 2/22/2008
 - Source: The Brookings Institution (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Health Coverage Tax Credits: A Small Program Offering Large Policy Lessons, 2/1/2008
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  The Road to Universal Coverage, 1/9/2008
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Envisioning the Future: The 2008 Presidential Candidates' Health Reform Proposals, 1/1/2008
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Do Individual Mandates Matter?, 1/1/2008
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  A High Performance Health System in the US: An Ambitious Agenda for the Next President, 11/1/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  A Roadmap to Health Insurance for All, 10/18/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  A Roadmap to Health Insurance for All: Principles for Reform, 10/1/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Health Insurance Connectors and Exchanges, 9/1/2007
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Orszag - Presentation to the Alliance for Health Reform, 8/29/2007
 - Source: Congressionl Budget Office (PowerPoint)
6Document  The Role of Medicaid and SCHIP as an Insurance Safety Net, 8/1/2007
 - Source: Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Health Care Costs in America: A Call to Action for Covering the Uninsured, 6/1/2007
 - Source: Business Roundtable (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Estimating the Hidden Tax on Insured Californians due to the Care Needed and Received by..., 5/21/2007
 - Source: New America Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Giving Voice to the People of New Orleans: The Kaiser Post-Katrina Baseline Survey, 5/3/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Evolving Beyond Traditional Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, 5/1/2007
 - Source: The Brookings Institution - Hamilton Project (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Governor's Health Care Proposal, 4/26/2007
 - Source: Office of the Governor of California (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Rowland's Presentation: Medicaid 101, 4/16/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Riley's Presentation: Medicaid 101: Medicaid's Role for Children and Families, 4/16/2007
 - Source: Governor's Office of Health Policy and Finance, Maine (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Speaker Biographies: Health Coverage Revisited, 3/19/2007
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Briefing Agenda: Health Coverage Revisited:, 3/19/2007
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
6Document  Health Care Already a Key Issue in 2008, 3/6/2007
 - Source: The Washington Post (Word Document)
6Document  2007 'State of the States' Addresses: Health Care Looms Large, 3/1/2007
 - Source: Stateline (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Health Reform in Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont: An examination of state strategies..., 3/1/2007
 - Source: Maine Health Access Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Health Care Coverage in America: Understanding the Issues and Proposed Solutions, 3/1/2007
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Affordable high quality health care for all Maine people, 1/1/2007
 - Source: DirigoHealth - Maine.gov (Word Document)
6Document  Frequently Asked Questions & Glossary Terms, 1/1/2007
 - Source: DirigoHealth - Maine.gov (Word Document)
6Document  Prescription for Pennsylvania, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Governor's Office of Health Care Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Health Coverage for Low-Income Children, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Health Coverage for Low-Income Children, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Vermont Health Care Reform: Five-Year Implementation Plan, 12/1/2006
 - Source: State of Vermont Agency of Administration (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  From New England to the Golden Gate Bridge: A Look at Creative Coverage Expansions..., 11/1/2006
 - Source: The America Foundation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Massachusetts Health Plan is No Model for Other States, 10/26/2006
 - Source: Galen Institute (Word Document)
6Document  National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance: Complete Chartpack, 9/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Dirigo’s Next Phase, 8/9/2006
 - Source: Bangor Daily News (Word Document)
6Briefing TranscriptImproving Coverage Stability For Kids in Medicaid and SCHIP, 6/16/2006
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Laura Summer Presentation: Improving Coverage Stability For Kids in Medicaid and SCHIP, 6/16/2006
 - Source: Laura Summer (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Instability of Public Health Insurance Coverage for Children and Their Families, 6/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Opinion Pieces Address Massachusetts Health Insurance Law, 5/1/2006
 - Source: KaiserNetwork.org  (Word Document)
6Document  Owning Up to the 'M' Word in Massachusetts, 4/24/2006
 - Source: Congressional Quarterly Health Beat  (Word Document)
6Document  AFL-CIO President Criticizes Massachusetts Health Care Law, 4/18/2006
 - Source: KaiserNetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  The Significance of Massachusetts Health Reform, 4/11/2006
 - Source: Edmund Haislmaier, The Heritage Foundation  (Word Document)
6Document  Section-by-Section Analysis of H. 4850, An Act Providing Access to Affordable, Quality, Account, 4/1/2006
 - Source: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Corporations of Massachusetts (MHSACM) (Word Document)
6Document  New Mexico State Coverage Insurance, 1/1/2006
 - Source: National Conference of State Legislatures (Word Document)
6Document  Income Eligibility Levels Chart by State, 1/1/2006
 - Source: KFF - statehealthfacts.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Commission on High Performance Health System Releases Chartbook Assesing the US Health System , 10/3/2005
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Word Document)
6Document  Sourcelist: Toward a High Performance Health System , 10/3/2005
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform  (Word Document)
6Document  A Tale of Two Health Systems, 10/1/2005
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Word Document)
6Document  The Unisured are Sicker and Die Sooner, 1/1/2002
 - Source: Istitute of Medicine (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Myths About the Uninsured, 1/1/2001
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Offsite Document  Medical Bills and Bankruptcy Filings, 7/19/2006
 - Source: American Enterprise Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Seeing Red: Americans Driven into Debt by Medical Bills, 8/1/2005
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  New Program Helps Participate In Their Employer’s Health Plan, 10/30/2006
 - Source: Utah Department of Health Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  A Case Study of the Utah Primary Care network Waiver: insights into its development, design, & , 3/1/2006
 - Source: Kaiser Family Founation Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Profiles In Coverage: Maine Dirigo, 5/1/2005
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Health Insurance Regulation by States and the Federal Government: A Review of Current Approache, 4/6/2006
 - Source: Health Policy Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Coverage Profile: Vermont, 10/1/2005
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  The Baldwin-Price Health Bill: Bipartisan Encouragement for State Action on the Uninsured, 8/7/2006
 - Source: The Heritage Foundation (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Medicine for the Job Market, 12/4/2008
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Economic Recovery: A Federal-State Partnership, 11/13/2008
 - Source: National Governors Association Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  The Fiscal Survey of States, 12/1/2008
 - Source: National Association of State Budget Officers and National Governors Association Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  NY gov seeks redistribution on Medicaid spending, 12/9/2008
 - Source: PressRepublican.com (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Deteriorating Economy Spurs Medicaid Budget Anxiety, 11/7/2008
 - Source: Psychiatric News (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  States Want $176 Billion Slice of Stimulus, 12/2/2008
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  R.I. Seeks Limits on Medicaid Spending, 9/5/2008
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  National Health Spending In 2007: Slower Drug Spending Contributes To Lowest Rate Of Overall , 1/6/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Economic Downturn Threatens California's Health Care System, 12/26/2008
 - Source: PBS News Hour (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Letter to the Honorable John D. Rockefeller IV, 4/17/2008
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Letter to Leader Reid, Senator McConnell, Madam Speaker Pelosi, and Representative Boehner, 9/8/2008
 - Source: Families USA Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  A Snapshot of Georgia: Medicaid and the Economy, 9/15/2008
 - Source: Georgia Department of Community Health Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Testimony of Alan Viard, 11/13/2008
 - Source: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Testimony of Janet Napolitano, 11/13/2008
 - Source: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Health Insurance Coverage: 2007, 8/26/2008
 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Price Check: The Mystery of Hospital Pricing, 12/1/2005
 - Source: California HealthCare Foundation (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  The Burden of Out-of-Pocket Health Spending among older adults versus younger adults, 9/7/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Family Foundation (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  What happens to health benefits after retirement?, 2/1/2007
 - Source: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Medicare Not the Model for Reform, 4/15/2008
 - Source: TheHill.com (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Democratic Hopefuls Agree on Medicare as Healthcare Model, 1/21/2008
 - Source: LA Times (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Report Gives New Estimate of Uninsured in Louisiana- Press Release, 4/25/2007
 - Source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Squeezed: Why Rising Exposure to Health Care Costs Threatens the Health and Financial Well-Bein, 10/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Beyond Hillarycare, 5/4/2007
 - Source: The National Journal (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  An Analysis of Barack Obama's Health Care Proposal, 3/7/2008
 - Source: Health Care Policy and Marketplace Blog (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  An Analysis of Senator Clinton's Health Care Proposal, 1/15/2008
 - Source: Health Care Policy and Marketplace Blog (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  What Happened to Health Care Reform?, 2/1/1995
 - Source: The American Prospect (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Barack Obama's Plan for a Healthy America, 3/1/2008
 - Source: Obama For America Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Hillary Clinton's American Health Choices Plan: Quality, Affordable Health Care For Every Ameri, 3/1/2008
 - Source: Hillary Clinton For President Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  SC Medicaid agency cuts services for health care, 12/17/2008
 - Source: Charlotte Observer (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Medicaid Watch: State Medicaid and Health Cuts & Expansions, 1/2/2009
 - Source: The Title II Community AIDS National Network Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  The Role of Community Health Centers in Responding to Disparities in Visual Health, 10/15/2008
 - Source: Optometry (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Medicaid in a Crunch: A Mid-FY 2009 Update on State Medicaid Issues in a Recession, 1/9/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Short Term Options For Medicaid in a Recession, 12/15/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Turning to Medicaid and SCHIP in an Economic Recession: Conversations with Recent Applicants, 12/15/2008
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  State Fiscal Conditions and Medicaid, 1/8/2009
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Access to Dental Services for Medicaid Children in Maryland - Dental Action Committee Report, 9/11/2007
 - Source: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Oral Health (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  D.C. Needs to Catch up to the Public, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Roll Call  (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Insurance Insecurity: Families Are Losing Employer-Sponsored Insurance Coverage, 9/10/2009
 - Source: Office of Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Hospitals Reach Deal With Administration, 7/13/2009
 - Source: Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Easing the Shortage in Adult Primary Care—Is It All About Money?, 6/25/2009
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Covering High-Risk Insurance Pools: David Hage, 5/1/2010
 - Source: Association of Health Care Journalists (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Supreme Court Lets Health Law Largely Stand, 6/28/2012
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  The Accountable Care Organization: Whatever its Growing Pains, the Concept is too Vitally Important to Fail, 7/1/2011
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
5Briefing  "Rate Shock" -- Or Not?, 8/13/2013
This Alliance for Health Reform webinar gave you the latest on what insurance rates will look like when state insurance exchanges open for enrollment on October 1. A recording of the webinar is available here: http://www.windrosemedia.com/windstream/ahr081313/  
5Document  Selected Experts, 8/10/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Agenda, 8/10/2009
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  The Budgetary Treatment of Proposals to Change the Nations Health Insurance System, 5/27/2009
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  “Candidates’ Health-Care Ideas May Not Offer Immediate Cure”, 4/28/2008
 - Source: The Wall Street Journal (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  The Effects of Medicaid Reimbursement Rates on Dental Care, 3/1/2008
 - Source: National Academy for State Health Policy (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Statement of Burton Edelstein before Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, 2/14/2008
 - Source: Children's Dental Health Project (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  ADA Statement before Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, 2/14/2008
 - Source: ADA (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  ADEA Statement before Senate HELP Committee, 2/12/2008
 - Source: ADEA (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Expert List, 1/18/2008
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Key Provisions of the Health Security Act of 1993, 12/7/2007
 - Source: Karen Pollitz (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Emerging Allied Dental Workforce Models: Considerations for Academic Dental Institutions , 11/1/2007
 - Source: Journal of Dental Education (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  The Hillarycare Mythology, 10/1/2007
 - Source: The American Prospect (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  The Hillarycare Mythology, 10/1/2007
 - Source: The American Prospect (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Getting Ready for Reform: Insurance Coverage and Access to and Use of Care in Massachusetts..., 8/28/2007
 - Source: The Urban Institute (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Ineligible? Don't Be So Sure, 8/21/2007
 - Source: Washington Post (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Statement of Administration Policy (H.R. 3162), 8/1/2007
 - Source: White House Office of Management and Budget (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Statement of Administration Policy (S. 1893), 7/30/2007
 - Source: White House Office of Management and Budget (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Estimates of Changes in SCHIP and Medicaid Enrollment of Children Under H.R. 3162, 7/27/2007
 - Source: Congressional Budget Office (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  SELECTED RESOURCES: State Health Coverage Initiatives, 5/25/2007
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5Document  Citizenship Documentation Requirements in Medicaid, 1/1/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  United States: The Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act’s Health Insurance Nondiscrimination Ru, 11/13/2006
 - Source: Mintz Levin Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group (Word Document)
5Document  Overview of Vermont’s Health Care Reform, 10/1/2006
 - Source: State of Vermont Agency of Administration (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Premium Assistance in Medicaid and SCHIP: Ace in the Hole or House of Cards?, 7/17/2006
 - Source: National Health Policy Forum (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Sourcelist: Improving Coverage Stability For Kids in Medicaid and SCHIP, 6/16/2006
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
5Document  Romney defends health plan to skeptical conservatives, 4/26/2006
 - Source: Alan Wirzbicki, Boston Globe (Word Document)
5Document  CAHI Urges Gov. Romney: Don't Sign It: Massachusetts Health Plan Is No Model for Reform, 4/10/2006
 - Source: Council for Affordable Health Insurance (Word Document)
5Document  Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act of 2006 , 3/7/2006
 - Source: Mercer Oliver Wyman  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Evaluating Utah’s Section 1115 Waiver, 1/1/2006
 - Source: Utah Department of Health  (Word Document)
5Document  Christine Ferguson Presentation: EPSDT and RIte Care, 9/9/2005
 - Source: Children's Investment Project (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  10 Years Beyond the Health Security Act Failure, 10/27/2004
 - Source: JAMA (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Assessment of the Dental Public Health Infrastructure in the United States, 7/1/2004
 - Source: NIDCR (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Testimony of Dr. Gerard Anderson: A Review of Hospital Billing and Collection Practices, 6/24/2004
 - Source: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Word Document)
5Document  Impact of Association Health Plan Legislation on Premiums and Coverage for Small Employers , 6/1/2003
 - Source: Mercer  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Foul Weather Friends: Big Business and Health Care Reform in the 1990s in Historical Perspectiv, 8/1/2002
 - Source: Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Harry and Louise and Health Care Reform: Romancing Public Opinion, 12/1/2001
 - Source: Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Key Provisions of the Health Security Act of 1993, 1/1/2000
 - Source: Karen Pollitz (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  Mistakes Sank Health Reform, Clinton Admits, 4/21/1996
 - Source: The Washington Post (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  What Went Wrong: How Wonks and Pols - and You - Fumbled Universal Health Care, 8/21/1994
 - Source: The Washington Post (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Document  What Went Wrong: How Wonks and Pols - and You - Fumbled Universal Health Care, 8/21/1994
 - Source: The Washington Post (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5ToolkitABCs of the ACA – What You Need to Know, 10/3/2013
The Alliance for Health Reform answers key questions about the insurance marketplaces that opened for enrollment October 1 in this new FAQ, available here. The document also provides links to websites that go into detailed explanations of how the law and the exchanges work. Some links point directly to state marketplaces and other government resources.
  • Who can use, or has to use, the marketplaces?
  • Who can I call with questions?
  • How much will insurance cost? What is the penalty if I don’t enroll
  • How do I contact the marketplace in my state?
  • Who can help guide me through the process? Will I have a choice of plans?
  •  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5ToolkitMarketplace Enrollment Helpers, 9/27/2013
Beginning October 1, insurance marketplaces open for enrollment, and millions of people will be eligible to purchase plans. To guide them in the application process, the federal government has invested in programs to train community organizations and hired staff. Most of the money has gone to so-called navigators and assisters, which are tasked with helping individuals, families and small businesses compare and contrast plans, identify what type of financial assistance may be available and help complete and send application forms for insurance.  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
5Offsite Document  Vermont’s Health Reform Law, 9/20/2006
 - Source: Families USA (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Massachusetts Health Reform Implementation Update, 10/20/2006
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  West Virginia Expands Health Care for Low-Income Residents, 4/20/2006
 - Source: National Governors Association (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  ERISA Implications for State Health Care Access Initiatives: Impact of the Maryland “Fair Share, 1/1/2006
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives and the National Academy for State Health Policy Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  Employer Health Benefits, 9/26/2006
 - Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  John McCain: Straight Talk on Health System Reform, 3/1/2008
 - Source: John McCain For President (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  John McCain on Health Care - Des Moines Rotary Lunch, 10/11/2007
 - Source: John McCain For President (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  For Health Care, Time Was Killer, 8/29/1994
 - Source: The New York Times (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee Hearing, 5/22/2007
 - Source: Committee on Education and Labor: U.S. House of Representatives (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 1/1/2007
 - Source: State Coverage Initiatives (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  An Analysis of Senator McCain's Health Care Proposal, 1/9/2008
 - Source: Health Care Policy and Marketplace Blog (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Coming Soon: Health Care Debate, Part 2, 3/2/2008
 - Source: New York Times (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Candidates Issue Index, 5/13/2008
 - Source: The Brookings Institution (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Myth vs. Reality, 2/1/2007
 - Source: Pharmaceutical Executive (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Beyond Hillarycare, 5/4/2007
 - Source: National Journal (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Myth vs. Reality, 2/1/2007
 - Source: Pharmaceutical Executive (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  States in Action News Letter, 10/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  States in Action News Letter, 7/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  A Lifeline for Primary Care, 6/25/2009
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Fitzhugh Mullan testimony before the House Committee on Education and Labor, 6/23/2009
 - Source: House Commitee on Education and Labor Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  What is PROMETHEUS Payment?, 7/1/2009
 - Source: PROMETHEUS Payment Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  2009 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times, 7/1/2009
 - Source: Merritt Hawkins Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  Boston Medical sues state for funds, 7/16/2009
 - Source: Boston Globe (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Number of retail clinics shrinking; growth slows as partnerships sought with hospitals, 7/27/2009
 - Source: American Medical News (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Sick flocking to in-store clinics, 3/12/2009
 - Source: Boston Globe (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Access and Affordability: An Update on Health Reform in Massachusetts, Fall 2008, 5/28/2009
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Expanding Medicaid a Less Costly Way to Cover More Low-Income Uninsured Than Expanding Private , 6/26/2008
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Prevention Efforts Provide No Panacea on Health Costs, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Wall Street Journal (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  New Health Report: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Investment in Prevention, 6/19/2009
 - Source: Greenberg Quinlan Rosner / Public Opinion Strategies Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  An American Solution: Quality and Affordable Health Care, 7/13/2009
 - Source: House Tri - Committee  Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  A Look at Health Care Plans in Congress, 7/13/2009
 - Source: Associated Press (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  The Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health, 5/25/2000
 - Source: Department of Health and Human Services (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Health People 2010 Oral Health Chapter, 11/1/2000
 - Source: Department of Health and Human Services (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Health Care for All?, 9/20/2007
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Healthcare in the 2008 Presidential Primaries, 1/24/2008
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)

 

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