Scanning the Headlines: Access and Coverage
Updated on April 3, 2006
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Mueller, K., and MacKinney, C. Care across the continuum: access to health care services in rural America. Journal of Rural Health. 22(1):43-49, Winter 2006.
Gunnar, W. The fundamental law that shapes the United States health care system: is universal health care realistic within the established paradigm? Annals of Health Law. 15(1):151-181, Winter 2006.
Glaster J. “Covering the uninsured” is a flawed moral frame. Health Progress. 87(2):1-6, Mar./Apr. 2006.
Most Americans worry about insurance--or lack thereof; attempts to address the issue come from many sectors. Healthcare Financial Management Association. 60(3):13-20, Mar. 2006.
Cunningham, P., and May, J. A growing hole in the safety net: physician charity care declines again. Center for Studying Health System Change Tracking Report. 13, Mar. 2006.
Staiti, A., Hurley, R., and Katz, A. Stretching the safety net to serve undocumented community responses to health needs. Center for Studying Health System Change Issue Brief. 104, Feb. 2006.
Kronick, R., and Olsen, L. A needle in a haystack? Uninsured workers in small businesses that do not offer coverage. Health Services Research. 41(1):40-57, Feb. 2006.
Collins, S., and others. Health Coverage for Aging Baby Boomers: Findings From the Commonwealth Fund Survey of Older Adults. NewYork: The Commonwealth Fund, Jan. 2006.
Ditsler, E., and others. On the fringe: the substandard benefits of workers in part-time, temporary, and contract jobs. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, Dec. 2005.
Elliott, R. Medicare drug benefit: benefits and consequences for the poor and the disabled. New England Journal of Medicine. 26(353):2739-2741, Dec. 29, 2005.
A widening rift in access and quality: growing evidence of economic disparities. Health Affairs. Web Exclusive W5-566, Dec. 6, 2005.
Butcher, L. Public panic. HealthLeaders. 8(12):24-25, Dec. 2005.
Seid, M., and Stevens, M. Access to care and children's primary care experiences: results from a prospective cohort study. Health Services Research. Part I. 40(6):1758-1780, Dec. 2005.
Goldman, D., Smith, J., and Sood, N. Legal status and health insurance among immigrants. Health Affairs. 24(6):1640-1653, Nov./Dec. 2005.
Sigmond, R. Doing away with uncompensated care of the uninsured. Inquiry. 41(4):365-375, Winter 2004/2005.
Mitchell, J., and Haber, S. State payment limitations on Medicare cost-sharing: impact on dually eligible beneficiaries. Inquiry. 41(4):391-400, Winter 2004/2005.
Sherkat, D. Explaining race differences in mortality among the Tennesee Medicare elderly: the role of physician services. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 16(4):50-63, Suppl.A, Nov. 2005.
Chamberlain, L., and others. Universal health care coverage for children: impact on pedidatric health care providers. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 16(4):622-633, Nov. 2005.
Hudson, J., Selden, T., and Banthin, J. The impct of SCHIP on insurance coverage of children. Inquiry. 42(3);232-254, Fall 2005.
The uninsured and their access to health care. Henry Kasier Family Foundation. Nov. 2005.
Health insurance coverage in America. Henry Kasier Family Foundation. Nov. 2005.
Hadley, J., and others. Federal spending on the health care safety net from 2001-2004: has spending kept pace with the growth in the uninsured? Henry Kasier Family Foundation. Nov. 2005.
Covering the uninsured-growing need, strained resources. Henry Kasier Family Foundation.
Threadbare: holes in America's health care safety net. Henry Kasier Family Foundation. Nov. 2005.
Holahan, J., and Cook, A. Changes in economic conditions and health insurance coverage, 2000-2004. Health Affairs, web exclusive WS 498, Nov. 2005.
Goyder, E., and others. Reducing inequalities in acces to health care: developing a toolkit through action research. Quality & Safety in Health Care. 14(5):336-339, Oct. 2005.
Holahan, J., and Cook. A. Are immigrants responsible for most of the growth of the uninsured? Henry Kasier Family Foundation. Oct. 2005.
Hadley, J., and Cunningham, P. Perception, Reality and Health Insurance: Uninsured as Likely as Insured to Perceive Need for Care but Half as Likely to Get Care. Center for Studying Health System Change. Issue Brief , No. 100, Oct. 2005.
Gauthier, A., and Serber, M. Commission on a High Performance Health System. A need to transform the U.S. health care system: improving access, quality, and efficiency - a chartbook. Commonwealth Fund, Oct. 2005.
Tu, Ha, and Cunningham, P. Public Coverage Provides Vital Safety Net for Children With Special Health Care Needs. Washington: Center for Studying Health System Change. Sept. 2005.
America's uninsured: a closer look. National Academy of Sciences.
Lincoln health center struggling with more insured. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News. Aug. 12, 2005.
George, J. Study: most of uninsured are people who have jobs. Philadelphia Business Journal. Aug. 8, 2005.
Chapman, T. A safety net is needed. Modern Healthcare. 35(32):22, Aug. 8, 2005.
Kullgren, J., Taylor, E., and McLaughlin, C. Donated care programs: a stopgap measure or a long-run alternative to health insurance? Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 16(3):421-430, Aug. 2005.
Okoro, C., and others. Uninsured adults aged 65 years and older: is their health at risk? Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 16(3):453-463, Aug. 2005.
Gill, J., and others. Impact of providing a medical home to the uninsured: evaluation of a statewide program. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 16(3):515-535, Aug. 2005.
Hartley, H., Seccombe, K., and Hoffman, K. Planning for and securing health insurance in the context of welfare reform. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 16(3):536-554, Aug. 2005.
Cheng, T. The impact of welfare reforms, health, and insurance status on welfare receipients' health care access. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 16(3):588-599, Aug. 2005.
Chernew, M., Cutler, D., and Keenan, P. Competition, markets, and insurance. Health Services Research. 40(4):1021-1039, Aug. 2005.
Volpp, K. The effects of price competition and reduced subsidies for uncompensated care hospital mortality. Health Services Research. 40(4):1056-1077, Aug. 2005.
Laditka, J., Laditka, S., and Probst, J. More may be better: evidence of a negative relationship between physician supply and hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Health Services Research. 40(4):1148-1166, Aug. 2005.
Going without: America's uninsured children. State Health Access Data Assistance Center. Aug. 2005.
Olson, L., Tang, S., and Newacheck, P. Children in the United States with discontinuous health insurance coverage. The New England Journal of Medicine. 353(4):382-391, July 28, 2005.
Starfield, B. Insurance and the U.S. health care system. The New England Journal of Medicine. 353(4):418-419, July 28, 2005.
Cross, M. Efforts to cover the uninsured an opportunity for health plans. Managed Care. 14(7):60-61, July 2005.
Carroll, J. For more and more workers, small pay means small plans. Managed Care. 14(7):45-47, July 2005.
MEPS Statistical Brief #88: Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Small Employers in the Private Sector, by Industry Classification, 2003. Agency for Health Research and Quality, July 2005.
MEPS Statistical Brief #89: Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Large Employers in the Private Sector, by Industry Classification, 2003. Agency for Health Research and Quality, July 2005.
Statistical Brief #90: Employer-Sponsored Single, Employee-Plus-One, and Family Health Insurance Coverage: Selection and Cost, 2003. Agency for Health Research and Quality, July 2005
Arindrajit, D. Falling Apart. Berkeley, CA: UC Berkeley Labor Center.
Insured but not protected: how many adults are underinsured?Health Affairs. June 14, 2005.
Collins, S., and others. Will You Still Need Me? The Health and Financial Security of Older Americans. The Commonwealth Fund, June 2005
Paying a premium: the added cost of care for the uninsured. A Report by Families USA. June 2005.
MEPS Statistical Brief #82: Access to Care and Use of Preventive Services, 2002: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Age 18 to 64. Agency for Health Research and Quality, June 2005.
MEPS Statistical Brief #83: The Uninsured in America, 2004: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65. Agency for Health Research and Quality, June 2005.
MEPS Statistical Brief #84: The Uninsured in America, 1996-2004: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65. Agency for Health Research and Quality, June 2005.
MEPS Statistical Brief #85: Health Insurance Status of Children in America, 1996-2004: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 18. Agency for Health Research and Quality, June 2005.
Schoen, C., and others. Insured but not protected: how many adults are underinsured? Health Affairs. 24(Suppl. 1):W5-289-W5-302, Jan./June, 2005.
Building a better health care system: specifications for reform. National Coalition on Health Care.
Goins, R., and others. Perceived barriers to health care access among rural older adults: a qualitative study. Journal of Rural Health. 21(3):206-213, Summer 2005.
Sloane, T. Beyond scruggs. Modern Healthcare. 35(19):22, May 9, 2005.
Becker, C. Shock treatment. Modern Healthcare. 35(19):34-36, May 9, 2005.
Scott, J. The ownership society versus the village themes for health care in 2008. Healthcare Financial Management. 59(5):34-36, May 2005.
O'Hare, P. Pay for performance will your hospital be ready? Healthcare Financial Management. 59(5):46-48, May 2005.
Darling, H. Healthcare cost crisis and quality gap our national dilemma. Healthcare Financial Management. 59(5):64-68, May 2005.
Rosenbaum, S., and Shin P. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers: Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care. Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, May 2005.
Collins, S., and others. Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can Help. Commonwealth Fund, Task Force on the Future of Health Insurance, Issue Brief, May 2005.
Characteristics of the uninsured: a view from the states. The Cover Uninsured Week 2005. May 2005.
Collins, S., Davis, K., and Ho, A. A shared responsibility: U.S. employers and the provision of health insurance to employees. Inquiry. Spring 2005.
Cohen, R., and Bloom, B. Trends in health insurance and access to medical care for children under age 19 years: United States, 1998-2003. Advance Data [National Center for Health Statistics], no. 355, Apr. 15, 2005.
9 million fewer uninsured? Proceedings, American Enterprise Institute Seminar, Apr. 8, 2005.
Finkelstein, J. Underinsured and overlooked: the growing problem of inadequate insurance. AMNews. Apr. 4, 2005.
Expanding Health Coverage: A Nationwide Laboratory of Research and Development. Commonwealth Fund, Apr. 2005.
Glied, S., and Remler, D. The effect of health savings accounts on health insurance coverage. The Commonwealth Fund, Apr. 2005.
Davis, K., Doty, M., and Ho, A. How high is too high? Implications of high-deductible health plans. The Commonwealth Fund, Apr. 2005.
Gilmer, T., and Kronick, R. It's the premiums, stupid: projections of the uninsured through 2013. Health Affairs. Web Exclusive. :W5-143, Apr. 2005.
Nelson, K., and others. The association between health insurance coverage and diabetes care; data from the 2000 behavioral risk factor surveillance system. Health Services Research. 40(2):361-372, Apr. 2005.
Conover, C., Hall, M., and Ostermann. The impact of Blue Cross conversions on health spending and the uninsured. Health Affairs. 24(2):473-482, Mar./Apr. 2005.
Sager, A., and Socolar, D. Health crisis index rose 37 percent, 1987-2003; higher spending associated with growth in uninsured share of Americans. Health Reform Program. Data Brief no. 9. Boston: Boston University School of Public Health. Mar. 25, 2005.
Cohen, R., Martinez, M., and Hao, C. National insurance coverage: estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-September 2004. National Center for Health Statistics, Mar. 2005.
Proser, M., Shin, P., and Hawkins. A Nation's Health at Risk III: Growing Uninsured, Budget Cutbacks Challenge President's Initiative to Put a Health Center in Every Poor County. Washington: National Association of Community Health Centers and The George Washington University. Mar. 2005.
Roberts, M., and Greenblatt, J. Acces to Urgent Medical Care Among Adults 18 Years and Older, 2000-2002. Statistical Brief #74. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Mar. 2005.
Bolster, C. Policies and practices for uninsured patients practical stretegies. Healthcare Financial Management Association. 59(3):56-64, Mar. 2005.
Himmelstein, D., and others. Web Exclusives. MarketWatch: illiness and injury as contributors to bankruptcy. Health Affairs. Feb. 2, 2005.
Jaffe, J., and Fronstin, P. EBRI Issue Brief. No. 278, Feb. 2005.
Long, S., Coughlin, T., and King, J. How well does Medicaid work in improving access to care? Health Services Research. 40(1):39-58, Feb. 2005.
Sommers, B. From Medicaid to uninsured: drop-out among children in public insurance programs. Health Services Research. 40(1):59-78, Feb. 2005.
Benko, L. Offering some help. Modern Healthcare. 35(5):12-13, Jan. 31, 2005.
Freudenheim, M. 60 companies plan to sponsor health coverage for uninsured. New York Times. Jan. 27, 2005.
The Long-Term Uninsured in America, 2001 to 2002: Estimates for the U.S. Population under Age 65. MEPS Statistical Brief #67. [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality], Jan. 2005.
Diamond, F. NCQA hopes 10-best lists spur consumer interest. Managed Care. 14(1):16-18, Jan. 2005.
Prentice, J., Pebley, A., and Sastry, N. Immigration status and health insurance coverage: who gains? who loses? American Journal of Public Health. 95(1):109-116, Jan. 2005.
Austin, B., and others. State of the states: finding alternate routes. State coverage initiatives. AcademyHealth, Jan. 2005.
Sered, S., and Fernandopulle, R. Uninsured in America. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005. (W 250 AA1 S483u 2005).