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Buchanan, R., and others.  Urban/rural differences in access and barriers to health care for people with multiple sclerosis.  Journal of Health and Human Services Administration.  29(3):360-375, Winter 2006.

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.

Cain, B.  Cardholder deductionsHealthLeaders Media.  Dec. 2006.

Gabel, J., Pickreign, J., and Whitmore, H.  Behind the Slow Enrollment Growth of Employer-Based Consumer-Directed Health Plans.  Issue Brief.  No. 107.  Washington:  Center for Studying Health System Change, Dec. 2006.

Ziller, E., Coburn, A., and Youseflan, A.  Out-of-pocket health spending and the rural underinsured.  Health Affairs. 25(6):1688-1699, Nov./Dec. 2006.

Kertesz, L.  Can the Massachusetts model be replicated?  AHIP Coverage.  47(6):12, 62, 65, Nov./Dec. 2006.

Inglehart, J.  Will employer coverage endure?  Health Affairs.  Thematic issue.  25(6):1471-1472, Nov./Dec. 2006.

The uninsured and the affordability of health insurance coverageHealth Affairs.  Web Exclusive.  Nov. 30, 2006.

Morrison, I.  First ClassHospitals and Health Networks.  Web Exclusive.   Nov. 7, 2006.

The Employer-Based Health-Insurance System (EBI) is at Risk:  What We Must Do About It.  Washington:  CED Research and Policy Committee, Nov. 7, 2006.

Zara, J.  How can states provide affordable pharmaceuticals to the underserved?  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(4):808-820, Nov. 2006.

Overton, L.  Simplify, Automate, and Follow the Leader:  Lessons on Expanding Health Coverage for Children.  Oakland, CA:  California Healthcare Foundation, Nov. 2006.

Kahn, J., and Gardner, A.  Increasing access to care for the uninsured:  considering the options in California counties.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(4):830-850, Nov. 2006.

Hill , S., and Wooldridge, J.  Informed participation in TennCare by people with disabilities.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(4):851-875, Nov. 2006.

Kapur, K., and others.  Socioeconomic status and medical care expenditures in Medicare managed care.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(4):876-898, Nov. 2006.

Martinez, I., and Pokras, O.  Assessing health concerns and barriers in a heterogeneous Latino community.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(4):899-909, Nov. 2006.

Yang, S., and others.  Transportation barriers to accessing health care for urban children.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(4):928-943, Nov. 2006.

Comparison of Expenditures in Nongroup and Employer-Sponsored Insurance.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Nov. 2006.

Illustrating the Potential Impacts of Adverse Selection on Health Insurance Costs in Consumer Choice Models.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Nov. 2006.

Riley, G.  Health insurance and access no care among Social Security disability insurance beneficiaries during the Medicare waiting period.  Inquiry.  43(3):222-230, Fall 2006.

Alegria, M., and others.  Health insurance coverage for vulnerable populations:  contrasting Asian Americans and Latinos in the United States.  Inquiry.  43(3):231-254, Fall 2006.

Sommers, J. Co-pays, Deductibles, and Coinsurance Percentages for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Non-Federal Workforce, by Industry Classification, 2004.  Statistical Brief 145.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare and Quality, Oct. 31, 2006

ABC News/Kaiser Family Foundation/USA Today Health Care in America 2006 Survey.  Menlo Park, CA:  Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 16, 2006.

Somers, J.  Co-Pays, Deductibles, and Coinsurance Percentages for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Non-Federal Workforce, by Industry Classification, 2004.  Statistical Brief #145.  MEPS [Medical Expenditure Panel Survey].  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Oct. 2006.

Sources of health insurance and characteristics of the uninsured:  analysis of the March 2006 current population survey.  EBRI Issue Brief.  (298):1-30, Oct. 2006.

Holahan, J., and Cook, A.  Why Did the Number of Uninsured Continue to Increase in 2005?   Washington:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2006.

Clemans-Cope, L., Garrett, B., and Hoffman, C.  Changes in Employees' Health Insurance Coverage, 2001-2005.  Washington:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2006.

The Uninsured and Their Access to Health Ca re.  Washington:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2006.

Tallon, J., and Rowland, D.  The Uninsured: A Primer.  Washington:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2006.

Rhoades, J., and Vistnes, J.  Health Insurance Status of Hispanic Subpopulations in 2004: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 65.   Statistical Brief 143.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare and Quality, Sept. 29, 2006.

Gould, E.  EPI Briefing Paper #175:  Health Insurance Eroding for Working Families.  Washington, DC:  Economic Policy Institute, Sept. 28, 2006.

Sommers, J.  Co-pays, Deductibles, and Coinsurance Percentages for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector by Firm Size Classification, 2004.  Statistical Brief 142.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare and Quality, Sept. 28, 2006.

Health Care That Works for All Americans: Final Recommendations.  Bethesda, MD:  Citizens' Health Care Working Group, Sept. 25, 2006.

Health Care Coverage and Access for Hispanics: How Does It Differ Across America. Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 21, 2006.

Vistnes, J., and Rhoades, J.  Changes in Children's Health Insurance Status, 1996-2005.  Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 18.  Statistical Brief 141.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare and Quality, Sept. 20, 2006.

Peterson, C.  Health Insurance:  Uninsured by State, 2005.   Washington:  Congressional Research Service, Sept. 8, 2006.

Rhoades, J.  The Long-Term uninsured in America, 2003 to 2004: Estimates for the U.S. Population Under Age 65.  Statistical Brief 140.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare and Quality, Sept. 8, 2006.

Cohen, R., and Martinez, M.  Health Insurance Coverage:  Early Release of Estimates form the National Health Interview Survey, January - September 2006.  Atlanta, GA:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sept. 2006.

Johnson, R.  Health Insurance Coverage and Costs at Older Ages: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study.  Washington:  AARP, Sept. 2006.

Collins, S., and others.  Squeezed: Why Rising Exposure to Health Care Costs Threatens the Health and Financial Well-Being of American Families.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Sept. 2006.

Fuhrmans, V.  Citing cost concerns, more workers leave firms' health plans.  The Wall Street Journal.  Page A49, Aug. 25, 2006.

Rhoades, J.  The Long-Term Uninsured in America, 2001-2004.  Estimates for the U.S. Population Under Age 65.  Statistical Brief 136.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Aug. 24, 2006.

Becker, C.  Charitable obligations.  Modern Healthcare.  36(32):6-7, 16, Aug. 14, 2006.

The State of Kids' Coverage.   Press Release.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aug. 9, 2006.

Long, S., King, J., and Coughlin, T.  The health care experiences of rural Medicaid beneficiaries.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(3):575-591, Aug. 2006.

Begley, C.  Emergency room use and access to primary care:  evidence from Houston, Texas.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(3):610-624, Aug. 2006.

Burman, M., Mawhorter, S., and Heede, F.  Multiple perspectives on being uninsured and barriers to health coverage in a rural western state.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(3):625-640, Aug. 2006.

Rhoades, J., and Cohen, S.  The Long-Term Uninsured in America, 2001-2004: Estimates for the U.S. Population Under Age 65.  Statistical Brief #136.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Aug. 2006.

Heaton, E., Carino, T., and Dix, H. Assessing Medicare Prescription Drug Plans in Four States: Balancing Cost and Access.  Vol 22.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Aug. 2006.

Walt, C., Proctor, B., and Lee, C. Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2005.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Commerce, Aug. 2006.

Cunningham, P., and May, J.Medicaid patients increasingly concentrated among physiciansCenter for Studying Health System Change.  16():1-5, Aug. 2006.

Doty, M., and Holmgren, A. Health Care Disconnect: Gaps in Coverage and Care for Minority Adults.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Aug. 2006.

Turton, T., and others.  Insurer policies create barriers to health care access and consumer choice.  Nursing Economics.  24(4):204-212, July/Aug. 2006.

Smith, A.  Paving and resurfacing the road to magnet:  part III-unique organizational characteristics.  Nursing Economics.  24(4):213-215, July/Aug. 2006.

Bass, E., and Pracht, E. The declining rate of avoidable hospitalizations in the Veterans Health Administraton.  Journal for Healthcare Quality.  28(4):45-52. July/Aug. 2006.

Gunderson, A., and others.  Physicians who treat the elderly in rural Florida:  trends indicating concerns regarding access to care.  Journal of Rural Health.  22(3):224-228, Summer 2006.

Medicare Physician Services: Use of Services Increasing Nationwide and Relatively Few Beneficiaries Report Major Access Problems.  Washington:  Government Accountability Office, July 2006.

Romano, M.  AMA:  require insurance.  Modern Healthcare.  36(25):17, June 19, 2006.

The health of immigrants in New York City. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  New York:  Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc., June 2006.

Summer, L., and Mann, C.  Instability of Public Health Insurance Coverge for Children and Their Families: Causes, Consequences, and RemediesThe Commonwealth Fund.  June 2006.

Dorn,  S. Automatically Enrolling Eligible Children and Families Into Medicaid and SCHIP: Opportunities, Obstacles, and Options for Federal Policymakers  The Commonwealth Fund.  June 2006.

Dor, A., Sudano, J., and Baker, D.  Private insurance and uninsured:  the effect of private insurance on the health of older, working age adults:  evidence from the health and retirement study.  Health Services Research.  Part 1, 41(3):759-787, June 2006.

Pagan, J., and Pauly, M.  Community-level uninsurance and the unmet medical needs of insured and uninsured adults.  Health Services Research.  Part 1, 41(3):788-803, June 2006.

English, A.  Health Insurance for Older Adolescents and Young Adults: Policy Options to Expand Coverage.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Center for Adolescent Health and the Law, June 2006.

Kertesz, L.  States develop innovative solutions for advancing access.  AHIP Coverage.  47(3):10, 84-95, May/June 2006.

Edlin, M.  Benefit designs targeting the uninsured.  AHIP Coverage.  47(3):26-30, May/June 2006.

Brown, L., and Stevens, B.  Charge of the right brigade? Communities, coverage, and care for the uninsured.  Web Exclusives 150. Health Affairs.   25(3):w150-w161, May/June 2006.

Brown, L. Impermanent politics: the Hillsborough County health care plan and community innovation for the uninsured.  Web Exclusives 162. Health Affairs.  25(3):w162-w172, May/June 2006.

Fries, E., and others.  Community approaches to providing care for the uninsured.  Web Exclusives 173. Health Affairs.   25(3):w173-w182, May/June 2006.

Fries, E., and others.  Who enrolls in community-based programs for the uninsured, and why do they stay?  Web Exclusives 183. Health Affairs.   25(3):w183-w191, May/June 2006.

Chang, D.  Applying lessons learned in communities to programs and policies at the federal level.  Web Exclusives 192. Health Affairs.   25(3):w192-w194, May/June 2006.

Roschovsky, J., and others.  Why employer-sponsored insuramce coverage changed, 1997-2003.  Health Affairs.  25(3):774-782, May/June 2006.

Kertesz, L.  States develop innovative solutions for advancing access.  AHIP Coverage.  47(3):10, 84-95, May/June 2006.

Edlin, M.  Benefit designs targeting the uninsured.  AHIP Coverage.  47(3):26-30, May/June 2006.

Brown, L., and Stevens, B.  Charge of the right brigade? Communities, coverage, and care for the uninsured.  Web Exclusives 150. Health Affairs.   25(3):w150-w161, May/June 2006.

Brown, L. Impermanent politics: the Hillsborough County health care plan and community innovation for the uninsured.  Web Exclusives 162. Health Affairs.  25(3):w162-w172, May/June 2006.

Fries, E., and others.  Community approaches to providing care for the uninsured.  Web Exclusives 173. Health Affairs.   25(3):w173-w182, May/June 2006.

Fries, E., and others.  Who enrolls in community-based programs for the uninsured, and why do they stay?  Web Exclusives 183. Health Affairs.   25(3):w183-w191, May/June 2006.

Chang, D.  Applying lessons learned in communities to programs and policies at the federal level.  Web Exclusives 192. Health Affairs.   25(3):w192-w194, May/June 2006.

Roschovsky, J., and others.  Why employer-sponsored insuramce coverage changed, 1997-2003.  Health Affairs.  25(3):774-782, May/June 2006.

Collins, S., and others.  Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can HelpThe Commonwealth Fund.  May 24, 2006.

Holahan, J., and others.  Roadmap to coverage synthesis of findingsUrban Institute.  May 15, 2006.

Wicks, E. Implementing a health plan purchasing poolUrban Institute.  May 15, 2006.

Weil, A. Implementing tax credit for afforadable health insurance coverageUrban Institute,  May 15, 2006.

Weil, A. You can get there here: implementing the roadmap to coverageUrban Institute.  May 15, 2006.

Reynolds, M. Maximizing the use of federal matching funds to help finance universal coverageUrban Institute.  May 15, 2006.

Blumberg, L., and others. Building the roadmap to coverage policy choices and the cost and coverage implicationsUrban Institute.  May 12, 2006.

Cook, A.  Health insurance coverage and the uninsured in MassachusettsUrban Institute.  May 12, 2006.

Holahan, J., Bovbjerg, R., and Hadley, J.  Caring for the unisured in Massachusetts: what does it cost, who pays, and what would full coverage add to medical spending?  Urban Institute.  May 12, 2006.

Berenson, R.  Assuring cost containmentUrban Institute.  May 12, 2006.

Bovbjerg, R., and Wicks, E. Implementing government-funded reinsurance in the context of universal coverageUrban Institute.  May 12, 2006.

Blumberg, L., Bovbjerg, R., Holahan, J. Enforcing health insurance mandatesUrban Institute.  May 12, 2006.

Garrett, B., and Yemane, A. Racial and ethnic differences in insurnce coverage and health care access and use: a synthesis of findings from the assessing the new federalism projectUrban Institute.  May 9, 2006.

Graves, J., and Long, S. Why do people lack health insurance?  Urban Institute.  May 4, 2006.

State Health Access Data Assistance Center, University of Minnesota, and The Urban Institute. Shifting Ground: Changes in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, May 4, 2006.

Ross, J., Bradley, E., and Busch, S.  Use of health care services by lower-income and higher-income uninsured adults.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).   295(17):2027-2036, May 3, 2006.

Bovbjerg, R., Ormond, B., and Swett, A. Improving health insurance coverage in the district of columbia: report for the health care coverage advisory panel to the D.C. department of healthUrban Institute.  May 2, 2006.

Mantone, J.  Stating the case for coverage.  Modern Healthcare.  36(18):6, 7, 16, May 1, 2006.

Friedman, E.  A history lesson not learned.  Modern Healthcare.  36(18):20, May 1, 2006.

Ross, S., Pagan, J., and Polsky, D.  Access to health care for migrants returning to Mexico.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(2):374-385, May 2006.

Elixhauser, A., and Russo, A.  CoRoss, J., Bradley, E., and Busch, S.  Use of health care services by lower-income and higher-income uninsured adults.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  295(17):2027-2036, May 3, 2006.nditions related to uninsured hospitalizations, 2003.  Statistical Brief #8.  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, May 2006.

Elixhauser, A., and Russo, A.  Uninsured hospitalizations, 2003.  Statiscal Brief #7.  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, May 2006.

Freeman, G., and Lethbridge-Cejku, M.  Access to health care among Hispanic or Latino women:  United States, 2000-2002. Advance Data.  (368):, Apr. 20, 2006.

Brown, L.  Impermanent politics: the Hillsborough County health care plan and community innovation for the uninsured.  Web Exclusives 162.  Health Affairs.  Apr. 11, 2006.

Change, D.  Applying lessons learned in communities to programs and policies at the federal level.  Web Exclusives 192.  Health Affairs.  Apr. 11, 2006.

Taylor, E., and others.  Who enrolls in community-based programs for the uninsured, and why do they stay?   Web Exculsives 183.  Health Affairs.  Apr. 11, 2006.

Brown, L., and Stevens, B.   Charge of the right brigade? communities, coverage, and care for the uninsured.  Web Exclusives 150.  Health Affairs.  Apr. 11, 2006.

Taylor, E., Cunningham, P., and McKenzie, K.  Community approaches to providing care for the uninsured.  Web Exclusives 173.  Health Affairs.  Apr. 11, 2006.

Community coverage initiativesHealth Affairs.   Apr. 11, 2006.

Belluck P.   Massachusetts sets health plan for nearly all   New York Times.  1-4, Apr. 5, 2006. 

Corman, H., and others.  The effects of health on health insurance status in fragile families.  McLean, VA:  National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Apr. 2006.

State Health Access Data Assistance Center, University of Minnesota. The Coverage Gap: A State-by-State Report on Access to Care.  Minneapolis, MN:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Apr. 2006.

Massachusetts health care reform plan.  Washington:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Apr. 2006.

Collins, S., and others.  Gaps in Health Insurance: An All-American Problem.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund.  Apr. 2006.

Glaster J. “Covering the uninsured” is a flawed moral frame. Health Progress.  87(2):1-6, Mar./Apr. 2006.

Bernard, D., and Banthin, J.  Out-of-Pocket Expenditures on Health Care and Insurance Premiums among the Nonelderly Population, 2003. No. 121.  MEPS Statistical Bulletin [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality], Mar. 2006.

Banthin, J., and Bernard, D.  Out-of-Pocket Expenditures on Health Care and Insurance Premiums among the Elderly Population, 2003.  Statistical Brief No.122.  MEPS Statistical Bulletin [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality], Mar. 2006.

Cohen, S., and Rhoades, J.  The long-term uninsured in America, 2000-2003: estimates for the U.S. population under age 65. MEPS Statistical Brief #123MEPS Statistical Bulletin [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality], Mar. 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.

President George W. Bush.  Reforming Health Care for the 21st Century.  Washington:   The White House National Council, Feb. 2006.

Findings brief.  Bridging the cap: the role of individual health insurance coverageAcademyHealth.  9(1):1-4, Feb. 2006.

Health status, health insurance, and health services utilization: 2001US Census Bureau, Current Population Reports.  :70-106, Feb. 2006

Staiti, A., Hurley, R., and Katz, A.    Stretching the safety net to serve undocumented community responses to health needsCenter 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.

The Uninsured a Primer: Key Facts About Americans Without Health Insurance.  Washington:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Jan. 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.

The Uninsured a Primer: Key Facts About Americans Without Health Insurance.  Washington:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Jan. 2006.

Employer Health Benefits 2006 Annual Survey.  Menlo, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2006.

The Plastic Safety Net.: The Reality Behind Debt in America.  New York:  Demos, 2006.

Swartz, K.  Reinsuring Health:  Why More Middle-Class People Are Uninsured and What Government Can Do.  New York:  Russell Sage Foundation, 2006.  (W 250 AA1 S973r 2006).

The 2nd Annual EBRI/Commonwealth Fund Consumerism in Health Care Survey, 2006:  Early Experience With High-Deductible and Consumer-Driven Health Plans.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, 2006.

Minkler, M., Fuller-Thomson, E., and Guralnik, J.  Gradient of disability across the socioeconomic spectrum in the United StatesNew England Journal of Medicine.  355():695-703, 2006.

2006 Kaiser/Hewitt Retiree Health Benefits Survey.  Menlo Park, CA:  Kasier Family Foundation, 2006.

Snapshot: employer-based insurance coverage and costCalifornia Healthcare Foundaton.  2006.

 

 

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