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Robertson, C., Egelhof, R., and Hoke, M.  Get sick, get out:  the medical causes of home mortgage foreclosures.  Health Matrix:  Journal of Law-Medicine. 18(1):65-104, Winter 2008.

Ziller, E., and others.   Uninsured Rural Families.  Washington:  National Rural Health Association, Winter 2008.

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey [MEPS]: Access to care data tables, 2006.  Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Dec. 31, 2008.

Turning to Medicaid and SCHIP in an Economic Recession: Conversations with Recent Applicants and Enrollees.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Dec. 23, 2008.

The NSDUH Report. Serious Psychological Distress and Receipt of Mental health Services.  Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dec. 22, 2008.

Cassil, A.   News Release. Living on the Edge: Health Care Expenses Strain Family Budgets Washington:  Center for Studying Health System Change, Dec. 18, 2008.

Vistnes, J.   MEPS Statistical Brief #227: Length of Coverage in the Individual Health Insurance Market for the Non-Elderly U.S. Population, 2006.  Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Dec. 17, 2008.

Tu, H., and Cohen, G.   Checking Up on Retail-Based Health Clinics: Is the Boom Ending?   New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Dec. 15, 2008.

Short Term Options for Medicaid in a Recession.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Dec. 15, 2008.

Health Insurance Coverage of Women Ages 18 to 64, by State, 02006-2007.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Dec. 9, 2008.

Care and Coverage of the Nation's Children: A Resource Page.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Dec. 9, 2008.

Approaches to Covering the Uninsured: A Guide. Menlo Park, CA: The HenryJ. Kaiser Family Foundation, Dec. 05, 2008.

Tax Treatment of Health Insurance: A Primer.  Washington:  Alliance for Health Reform, Dec. 5, 2008.

Approaches to Covering the Uninsured: A Guide.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Dec. 5, 2008.

Health Coverage in a Period of Rising Unemployment.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Dec. 4, 2008.

Herndon, J., and others.  The effect of renewal policy changes on SCHIP disenrollment.  Health Services Research.  43(6):2086-2105, Dec. 2008.

Bernstein, A., and others.  Marital status is associated with health insurance coverage for working-age women at all income levels, 2007.  NCHS ( National Center for Health Statistics) Data Brief.  11:1-8, Dec. 2008.

Fronstin, P.  Availability, contributions, account balances, and rollovers in account-based health plans.  EBRI.  29(12):1-12, Dec. 2008.

Cunningham, P., Miller, C., and Cassil, A.  Living on the Edge: Health Care Expenses Strain Family Budgets.  Washington:  Center for Studying Health System Change, Dec. 2008.

The Fraying Link Between Work and Health Insurance: Trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance for Employees, 2000-2007.   Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Nov. 20, 2008.

Stults, R.  Homeless will get free care.  Thanks to grant, walk-in clinics will expand services.  The Tennessean.  Nov. 16, 2008.

Schoen, C., and others.  In Chronic Condition: Experiences of Patients With Complex Health Care Needs, in Eight Countries, 2008.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Nov. 13, 2008.

Sontag, D.  Deported in a Coma, Saved Back in U.SNew York Times,  Nov. 8, 2008.

Leininger, L.  Partial-Year Insurance Coverage and the Health Care Utilization of ChildrenSage Journals Online.  Nov. 3, 2008.

Evans, M.  They see bad debt rising.  Modern Healthcare.  38(44):6-7, 16, Nov. 3, 2008.

Ziller, E., Anderson, N., and Coburn, A.  Rural Adults Face "Parity" Problems and Other Barriers to Appropriae Mental Health Care.  Washington:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, Nov. 2008.

Free Care Monitoring Project: A How-To Guide for Advocates Seeking to Improve Hospital Free Care Programs.  Boston:  Community Catalyst, Inc., Nov. 2008.

Free Care Monitoring Project; A Toolbox for Advocates Seeking to Improve Hospital Free Care Programs.  Boston:  Community Catalyst, Inc., Nov. 2008.

Employer Sponsored Health Insurance-A Comparison of the Availability and Cost of Coverage for Workers in Small Firms and Large Firms.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Nov. 2008.

Keeping The Promise to Children and Families in Tough Economic Times.  Washington:  Georgetown University, Nov. 2008.

Left Behind: America's Uninsured Children.  Washington:  Families USA, Nov. 2008.

DeVoe, J., Tillotson, C., and Wallace, L.   Uninsured children and adolescents with insured parentsJournal of the American Medical Association.  300(16):1904-1913, Oct. 22/29, 2008.

Newton, M., and others.   Uninsured Adults Presenting to US Emergency DepartmentJournal of the American Medical Association.  300(16):1914-1924, Oct. 22/29, 2008.

Mitka, M.  Health Insurance Costs Remain a Burden for Employers and Working FamiliesJournal off the American Medical Association.  300(16):1863-1868, Oct. 22/29, 2008.

MEPS Statistical Brief #225: Characteristics of Non-Hispanic Asian and Non-Hispanic White Adults Uninsured for 6 to 12 Months during a Year, 2002-2005.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Oct. 24, 2008.

MEPS Statistical Brief #224: Differences in Access to Care for Non-Hispanic Asian and Non-Hispanic White Children, 2002-2005.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Oct. 17, 2008.

The Decline in the Uninsured in 2007: Why Did It Happen and Can It Last?   Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 15, 2008.

The Uninsured: A Primer.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 15, 2008.

Szabo, L.  Study: Many cancer patients forgoing care because of cost.   USA Today.  Oct. 12, 2008.

Model-based Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) for Counties and States.  Washington:  U.S. Census Bureau, Oct. 9, 2008.

Greene, J.  Who will get care?  Trustee.  61(9):8-11, Oct. 2008.

Kuzmiak, C., and others.   Insurance Status and the Severity of Breast Cancer at the Time of DiagnosisAcademic Radiology.  15(10):1255-1258, Oct. 2008.

Compensation for Workers with and without Access to Health Benefits at Work.   Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2008

Health Benefit Offer Rates and Employee Earnings.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2008

Survey Brief: Low-Wage Workers and Health Care.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2008.

Program Prespectives on Health Benefits: Recent Data on Employers' Costs and Employees' Access.  Washington:  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oct. 2008.

Headed for a Crunch: An Update on Medicaid Spending, Coverage and Policy Heading into an Economic Downturn.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 29, 2008.

Rowland, D.  Expanding Health Coverage to the UninsuredKaiserEDU.org.   Sept. 28, 2008.

Obtaining Needed Medical Care. Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-March 2008. National Health Interview Survey.  National Center for Health Statistics, Sept. 24, 2008.

2008 Employer Health Benefits Survey.    Menlo Park, CA:  Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, Sept. 24, 2008.

Park, E.   An Examination of the Wyden-Bennett Health Reform Plan.  Washington:  Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Sept. 24, 2008.

The Uninsured and the Difference Health Insurance Makes.  Menlo Park, CA:  Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, Sept. 16, 2008.   

Spotlight on Low-Income Uninsured Young Adults: Causes and Consequences.   Menlo Park, CA:  Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, Sept. 15, 2008.   

The 2005 Kaiser Low-Income Coverage and Access Survey: Survey Methods and Baseline Tables.  Menlo Park, CA:  Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, Sept. 15, 2008.   

Smith, D.  Executive Summary Backgrounder. SCHIP: How Congress Can Avoid Repeating Last Year's Mistakes.  Washington:  The Heritage Foundation, Sept. 9, 2008.

Patients Hit Benefit Maximums, but Care Charges, Cost-Shifting Is Heart of the Problem.  Health Plan Week, Sept. 5, 2008.

Trapp, D.  Hispanics' lack of medical home goes beyond access, insurance.  American Medical News.  51(33):1-2, Sept. 1, 2008.

Lubell, J. Don't let the numbers fool you.  Modern Healthcare.  38(35):6-7, 12, Sept. 1, 2008.

Covering Kids and Families.  AHA News.  44(18):Suppl. 1-4, Sept. 1, 2008.

Blewett, L., Ziegenfuss, J., and Davern, M.  Local access to care programs (LACPs):  New developments in the access to care for the uninsured.  Milbank Quarterly.  86(3):459-479, Sept. 2008.

Tian, D.  An Unequal Burden: The True Cost of High-Deductible Health Plans for Communities of Color.  Washington:  Families USA, Sept. 2008.

Fairlie, R., and London, R.  Race, Ethnicity and the Dynamics of Health Insurance Coverage. Discussion Paper No. 3708.  Bonn, Germany:  The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Sept. 2008.

Perry, S.  Health Coverage in Communities of Color: Talking About the New Census Numbers.  Washington:  Families USA, Sept. 2008.

Impoving financial services for the uninsured.  Healthcare Financial Management.  62(9):133-134, Sept. 2008.

Premiums Versus Paychecks: A Growing Burden for Workers.  Washington:  Families USA, Sept. 2008.

Fronstin, P.  Sources of health insurance and characteristics of the uninsured:  analysis of the March 2008 current population survey.  EBRI Issue Brief.  321:1-33, Sept. 2008.

Who Experience Financial Hardship Because of Health Care Costs?  Boston:  The Access Project, Sept. 2008.

Dorn, S.  Millions of Low-Income Americans Can't Get Medicaid: What Can Be Done?   Washington:  AARP, Sept. 2008.

Putre, L.  Rise in unemployment means more uninsured.  H&HN.  82(9):24, Sept. 2008.

Smith, V., and others.  Headed for a Crunch: An Update on Medicaid Spending, Coverage and Policy Heading into an Economic Downturn.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 2008.

Fronstin, P.  Sources of health insurance and characteristics of the uninsured: analysis of the March 2008 current population surveyEBRI Issue Brief.  No. 321. :1-36, Sept. 2008.

Cohen, R., Martinez, M., and Free, H.  Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2008.  Washington:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sept. 2008.

Miller, D., and others.  The impact of drug samples on prescribing to the uninsured.   Southern Medical Journal.  101(9):888-893, Sept. 2008.

Covering the Uninsured: Options for Reform.  Washington:  Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 2008.

Five Basic Facts on the Uninsured.  Washington:  Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 2008.   

Funding deficiencies, overcrowding create lack of access to care for mental health patients.  GHA Today.   65(4):1, 5, 8, Aug./Sept. 2008.

Estimates of the Uninsurance Rate in Massachusetts from Survey Data: Why Are They So Different?   Boston:  Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (DHCFP), Aug. 28, 2008.

Sherman, A., Greenstein, R., and Parrott, S.  Poverty and Share of Americans Without Health Insurance Were Higher in 2007-and Median Income for Working-Age Households Was Lower-Than at Bottom of Last Recession.  Washington:  Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Aug. 26, 2008.

Hadley, J., and others.  Covering the uninsured in 2008: current costs, sources of payment, and incremental costs.  Health Affairs.  27(5):w399-w415, Aug. 25, 2008.

Baker, C., and others.  Health of the nation--coverage for all Americans.  New England Journal of Medicine.  359(8):777-780, Aug. 21, 2008.

Morrissey, S., Curfman, G., and Drazen, J.  Health of the nation--coverage for all Americans.  New England Journal of Medicine.  359(8):855-856, Aug. 21, 2008.

Collins, S., and others.  Losing Ground: How the Loss of Adequate Health Insurance is Burdening Working Families.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Aug. 20, 2008.

A Needed Lifeline: Chronically III Children and Public Health Insurance Coverage.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aug. 14, 2008.

Livington, G., Minushkin, S., and Cohn, D.  Hispanics and Health Care in the United States: Access, Information and Knowledge.  Washington:  Pew Hispanic Center, Aug. 13, 2008.

Wilper, A., and others.  A national study of chronic disease prevalence and access to care in uninsured U.S. adults.  Annals of Internal Medicine.  149(3):170-176, Aug. 5, 2008.

Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard University Survey of Low-Wage Workers.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Aug. 4, 2008.

Flowers, L.  Improving Access to Care Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Limited Proficiency: Can Medicare Do More?   Washington:  AARP Public Policy Institute, Aug. 2008.

DeNavas-Walt, C., Proctor, B., and Smith, J. Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007.   Washington:  U.S. Census Bureau, Aug. 2008.

The impact of immigration on health insurance coverage in the United States, 1994-2006EBRI Notes.   29(8):1-9, Aug. 2008.

Access to Affordable Dental Care: Gaps for Low-Income Adults.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, July 25, 2008.

Filling an Urgent Need: Improving Children’s Access to Dental Care in Medicaid and SCHIP.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, July 25, 2008.

Dental Coverage And Care For Low-Income Children:  The Role Of Medicaid And SCHIP.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, July 25, 2008.

Hoffman, C., and Schwartz, K.  Eroding access among nonelderly U.S. adults with chronic conditions: ten years of change.  Health Affairs.  27(5):w340-w348, July 22, 2008.

Committee Holds Hearing on Terminations of Individual Health Insurance Policies.  Boston, MA: Public Health Corporate Accountability, July 17, 2008.

Why Not the Best? Results from the National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2008.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, July 17, 2008.

MEPS Tabular Data: Tables of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Estimates from the 2006 MEPS Insurance Component Survey.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Research and Quality, July 9, 2008.

Berry, E.  Ministries offer bill-sharing as insurance alternative.  The programs have come under scrutiny by regulators, courts and legislators.  American Medical News.  July 7, 2008.

Solomon, J.  New Georgia and Florida Health Plans Unlikely to Reduce Ranks of Uninsured.  Washington:  Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, July 1, 2008.

Schwartz, S., and Glascock, M.  Improving Access to Health Coverage for Transitional Youth.  Washington:  National Academy for State Health Policy, July 2008.

The Crisis in State and Local Government Retiree Health Benefit Plans: Myths and Realities. Issue Brief.  Washington:  Center for State and Local Government Excellence, July 2008.

MEPS Statistical Brief #207: Employer-sponsored single, employee-plus-one, and family health insurance coverage: Selection and cost, 2006.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2008.

MEPS Statistical Brief #208: State differences in the cost of job-related health insurance, 2006 Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2008.

MEPS Statistical Brief #209: Co-pays, deductibles, and coinsurance percentages for employer-sponsored health insurance in the private sector, by firm size classification, 2006.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2008.

MEPS Statistical Brief #210: Offer rates, take-up rates, premiums, and employee contributions for employer-sponsored health insurance in the private sector for the 10 largest metropolitan areas, 2006.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2008.

MEPS Statistical Brief #211: Employer-sponsored health insurance for large employers in the private sector, by industry classification, 2006.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2008.

MEPS Statistical Brief #212: Employer-sponsored health insurance for small employers in the private sector, by industry classification, 2006.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2008.

MEPS Statistical Brief #213: State differences in offer rates and enrollment in employer-sponsored health insurance plans that required no employee contribution to the premium cost, 2005.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2008.

MEPS Statistical Brief #214: The uninsured in America , 1996-2007: Estimates for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 65.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2008.

Felland, L., Lauer, J., and Cunningham, J.  Community Efforts to Expand Dental Services for Low-Income People.  Issue Brief No. 122.  Washington:  Center for Studying Health System Change, July 2008.

Sabatino, S., and others. Disparities in mammography use among US women aged 40-64 years, by race, ethnicity, income, and health insurance status, 1993 and 2005.  Medical Care.  46(7):692-700, July 2008.

Tax Subsidies for Health Insurance.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, July 2008.

Currie, J., Decker, S., and Lin, W.  Has public health insurance for older children reduced disparities in access to care and health outcomes?  NBER Working Paper No. 14173.  New York:  NBER, July 2008.

Uninsured Young Adults: A Profile and Overview of Coverage Options.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 30, 2008.

Tables of Health Insurance Coverage series for the first half of 2007, MEPS Household Component Survey Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, June 27, 2008.

Expanding Medicaid a Less Costly Way to Cover More Low-Income Uninsured Than Expanding Private Insurance.  Washington:  Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, June 26, 2008.

Altman, D.  Pulling it Together.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, June 26, 2008.

Ku, L., and Broaddus, M.  Public and private health insurance: stacking up the costsHealth AffairsWeb Exclusive.  27(4):w318-w327, June 24, 2008.

Davis, K.  Insurance in Name Only.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, June 24, 2008.

Cohen, R., and Makuc, D.  State, Regional, and National Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage for People Under 65 Years of Age: National Health Interview Survey, 2004-2006.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, June 19, 2008.

Russo, L.  Fewer Companies Offering Insurance for Employees, More Feeling An Impact on Bottom Line.  Washington:  The National Association for the Self-Employed, June 16, 2008.

Schoen, C., and others.  How many are underinsured? Trends among U.S. adults, 2003 and 2007Health Affairs.  27(4):w298-w309, June 10, 2008.

Calif. doctors sue to block Medicaid cuts.  American Medical News.  51(22):5-6, June 9, 2008.

Health Insurance Coverage in America, 2006.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 5, 2008.

Long, S.  On the road to universal coverage: impacts of reform in Massachusetts at one yearHealth Affairs.  27(4):w270-w284, June 3, 2008.

Horswell, R., and others.  Disease management programs for the underservedDisease Management.  11(3):145-152, June 1, 2008.

Tang, M., and others.  Medicaid managed care and the unmet need for mental health care among children with special health care needs.  Health Services Research.  43(3);882-900, June 2008.

Coverage for All: Inclusion of Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders in State Healthcare Reform Initiatives.  Arlington, VA:  National Alliance on Mental Illness, June 2008.

Cunningham, P., and Felland, L.  Falling Behind: Americans' Access to Medical Care Deteriorates, 2003-2007.  Washington:  Center for Studying Health System Change, June 2008.

Employer-Provided Health Insurance: To What Extent do Older Workers Have Access to Private or Public Health Insurance, Compared to Younger Workers?  Center on Working and Age at Boston College, Fact Sheet 17, June 2008.  

The Fiscal Survey of States.  Washington:  National Governors Association, June 2008.

Closing the Gap: A Proposal to Deliver Affordable Quality Health Care to ALL Americans.  Washington: Healthcare Leadership Council, June 2008.

Failing Grades: State Consumer Protections in the Individual Health Insurance Market.  Washington:  Families USA, June 2008.

Kriss, J. and others.  Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can Help, 2008 Update.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, May 30, 2008.

Shea, K., Davis, K., and Schor, E.  U.S. Variations in Child Health System Performance A State Scorecard.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, May 28, 2008.

Health Reform Forum: Does Portability Mean Affordability?  National Federation of Independent Business, Health Reform Forum video and podcasts, May 22, 2008.

Covering Uninsured Children in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.  Source:  Congressional Budget Office (Testimony), May 19, 2008.

Probst, J., and others.  Continuity of health insurance coverage perceived health at age 40Sage Journals Online.  May 19, 2008.

Hill, I, and others.  Improving Coverage and Access for Immigrant Latino Children.  Washington:  Urban Institute, May 14, 2008.

Schoen, C.,  Davis, K., and Collins, S.  Building Blocks for Reform: Achieving Universal Coverage with Private and Public Group Health Insurance.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, May 13, 2008.

Davis, K., Schoen, C., and Collins, S.  The Building Blocks of Health Reform: Achieving Universal Coverage and Health System Savings.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, May 13, 2008.

Orszag, P., and Kleinbard, E.  Preliminary Analysis of a Proposal for Comprehensive Health Insurance; Letter to Hon. Ron Wyden and Hon. Robert F. Bennett, U.S. Senate.  Congressional Budget Office and Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, May 1, 2008.

Hensley-Quinn, M., and others.  Covering All Children: Issues and Experience in State Policy Development.  Washington:  National Academy for State Health Policy, May 2008.

Hensley-Quinn, M., and Osius, E.  SCHIP and Adolescents: An Overview and Opportunities for States.  Washington:  National Academy for State Health Policy, May 2008.

Reference Library: The Uninsured.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, May 2008.

Hall, A., and others.  Expanding the definition of access:  it isn't just about health insurance.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.   19(2):625-638, May 2008.

Reinsurance in State Health Reform.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, May 2008.

Pauly, M., and Lieberthal, R.  How risky is individual health insurance?  Health Affairs.  27(3):w242-w249, May 2008.

Ginsburg, P.  Employmentbased health benefits under universal coverageHealth Affairs.  27(3):675-685, May 2008

Furman, J.  Health reform through tax reform: A primerHealth Affairs.  27(3):622-632, May 2008

Employer-Sponsored Coverage: Shape It Up? Ship It Out?   Princeton, NJ:  Robert Johnson Wood Foundation, May 2008.

Offer Rates for Smaller Establishments by Business Age.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, May 2008.

Glied, S., and Mahato, B.  Who Pays for Health Care When Workers Are Uninsured?   New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, May 2008.

Nichols, L., and Axeen, S.  Employer Health Costs in A Global Economy: A competitive Disadvantage for U.S. Firms.  Washington:  New America Foundation, May 2008.

Johnson, R., Penner, R., and Toohey, D.  Rising Health Care Costs Lead Workers to Delay Retirement.  Washington:  Urban Institute, May 2008.

Fronstin, P., and Salisbury, D.  Savings needed to fund health insurance and health care expenses in retirement: findings from a simulation modelEBRI Issue Brief.  No. 317.  May 2008.

Nonprofit health care organizations and universal health care coverage.  Inquiry.   45(1):7-14, Spring, 2008.

Medicaid, SCHIP and Economic Downturn: Policy Challenges and Policy Responses.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Apr. 28, 2008.

Medicaid in a Declining Economy: Limited Approaches for States to Control Spending.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Apr. 28, 2008.

How Private Health Coverage Works: A Primer - 2008 Update.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Apr. 21, 2008.

Jacobs, P., and Claxton, G.  Comparing the assets of uninsured households to cost sharing under high-deductible health plansHealth Affairs.  27(3):w214-w221, Apr. 15, 2008.

Premiums in the Individual Health Insurance Market for Policyholders Under Age 65: 2002 and 2005. MEPS Statistical Brief #202.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Apr. 4, 2008.

Health Coverage and Access to Care Among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Apr. 1, 2008.

Understanding the Uninsured Tailoring Policy Solutions for Different Subpopulations.  Washington:  National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM), Apr. 2008.

Bernard, D., and Banthin, J.  Premiums in the Individual Health Insurance Market for Policyholders Under Age 65 2002 and 2005. MEPS Statistical Brief #202.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Apr. 2008.

Same Disease, Different Care: How Patient Health Coverage Treatment Patterns in California.  Oakland, CA:  California Healthcare Foundation, Apr. 2008.

Levy, H., and Meltzer, D.  The impact on health insurance on healthAnnual Review of Public Health.  29:399-409, Apr. 2008.

Squeezed: How Costs for Insuring Families are Outpacing Income.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Apr. 2008.

Understanding the Uninsured Tailoring Policy Solutions for Different Subpopulations.  Washington:  National Institute for Health Care Management, Apr. 2008.

Covering all children: issues and experience in state policy developmentState Health Policy Briefing.  :1-14, Apr. 2008.

Smith, D.  The uninsured in the U.S. healthcare system.  Journal of Healthcare Management.  53(2):3, 79-81, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Glaser, J.  "Covering the uninsured" is a flawed moral frame.  Health Progress.  87(2):4-9, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Tieman, J.  Our vision for U.S. health care:  we can get there from here.  Health Progress.  89(2):4-5, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Zhang, J.  How government adds to ranks of uninsuredThe Wall Street Journal.  Mar. 25, 2008.

Fronstin, P., and Collins, S.  Findings from the 2007 EBRI/Commonwealth Fund Consumerism in Health SurveyEBRI Issue Brief.  33(315):1-52. Mar. 18,  2008.

Axeen, S., and Carpenter, E.  Cost of Failure:  The Economic Losses of the Uninsured.  Washington:  New America Foundtion, Mar. 2008.

Axeen, S., and Carpenter, E.  Cost of Failure: The Economic Losses of the Uninsured.  Washington:  New America Foundation, Mar. 2008.

Cohen, R., and others.  Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January - September 2007.  Hyattsville, MD:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mar. 2008.

Ezzati-Rice, T., and Rohde, F.  Variation in Ambulatory Health Care Visits and Visits for General Checkup by Demographic Characteristics and Insurance Status, U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Ages 18-64, 2005. MEPS Statistical Brief #201.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Mar. 2008.

Gruber, J., and Simon, K.  Crowd-out 10 years later: have recent public insurance expansions crowded out private health insurance?  Journal of Health Economics.  27(2):201-217, Mar. 2008.

2008 Health Care for America Survey.  Washington:  AFL-CIO, Working America, Mar. 2008.

Employer Health Insurance Costs and Worker Compensation.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Mar. 2008.

Health Insurance: Most College Students Are Covered Through Employer-Sponsored Plans, and Some Colleges and States Are Taking Steps to Increase Coverage.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, Mar. 2008.

Health Care Coverage in America: Understanding the Issues and Proposed Solutions.  Galveston, TX:  CoverThe Uninsured, Mar. 2008.

LaPorte, M.  DD provider touts remote caregiving.  Provider.  34(3):16, Mar. 2008.

Holahan, J., and Cook, A.  The U.S. economy and changes in health insurance coverage, 2000-2006Health Affairs.  27(2):w135-w144, Feb. 20, 2008.

Late-Stage Diagnosis More Likely Among Uninsured.  The American Cancer Society News Release.  Feb. 18, 2008.

How Non-Group Health Coverage Varies With Income.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Feb. 4, 2008.

Adams, K., and Herring, B.  Medicaid HMO penetration and mix:  did increased penetration affect physician participation in urban markets?  Health Services Research.  Part II:43(1):363-383, Feb. 2008.

DeVoe, J., and others.  Uninsurance among children whose parents are losing Medicaid coverage:  results from a statewide survey of Oregon families.  Health Services Research.  Part II:43(1):401-418, Feb. 2008

Shone, L., and others.  Crowd-out in the state children's health insurance program (SHIP):  incidence, enrollee characteristics and experiences, and potential impact on New York's SCHIP.  Health Services Research.  Part II:43(1):419-434, Feb. 2008

EBRI Notes.   29(2):1-12, Feb. 2008.

Wages and Benefits: A Long-Term View.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Feb. 2008.

Levininger, L., and Ziol-Guest, K.  Reexamining the effects of family structure on children's access to care: the single-father family.  Health Services Research.  43(1)Part 1:117-133, Feb. 2008.

Shen, Y., and othes.  The impact of private insurance coverage on veterans' use of VA care:  insurance and selection effects.  Health Services Research.  43(1)Part 1:267-286, Feb. 2008.

Glance, L., and others.  Are high-quality cardiac surgeons less likely to operate on high-risk patients compared to low-quality surgeons?  Evidence from New York state.  Health Services Research.  43(1)Part 1:300-312, Feb. 2008.

Saha, S., and Shipman, S.  Race-neutral versus race-conscious workforce policy to improve access to care.  Health Affairs.  27(1):234-245, Jan./Feb. 2008.

HSA plans provide access to preventive services.  AHIP Coverage.  49(1):12, Jan./Feb. 2008.

Halpern, W., and others.  Association of insurance with cancer care utilization and outcomes. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.  58(1):9-31, Jan./Feb. 2008.

Ask the Experts: Individual Mandates.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Jan. 31, 2008.

Blumberg, L., and Holahan, J.  Do Individual Madates Matter?  Washington:  Urban Institute, Jan. 29, 2008.

McDonough, J., Miller, M., and Barber, C.  A progress report on state health access reformHealth Affairs.  27(2):w105-w115, Jan. 29, 2008.

Editorial: Cost sharing for health care--whose skin? which game?  New England Journal of Medicine.  358(4):411-413, Jan. 24, 2008.

Trivedi, A., Rakowski, W., and Ayanian, J.  Effect of cost sharing on screening mammography in Medicare health plansNew England Journal of Medicine.  358(4):375-383, Jan. 24, 2008.

Seen from the extremes.  American Medical News.   51(1):5-6, Jan.7, 2008.

2008 Health Care Cost Survey Reveals High-Performance Gain Advantage.  Chicago:  Towers Perrin-ISR, Jan. 2008.

Account-Based Health Plans? What Works-and Why.  Chicago:  Towers Perrin-ISR, Jan. 2008.

States of the States: Rising to the Challenge.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Johnson Wood Foundation, Jan. 2008.

Halterman, J., and others.  The impact of health insurance gaps on access to care among children with asthma in the United StatesAmbulatory Pediatrics.  8(1):43-49, Jan. 2008.

MacKenzie, K.  A city's answer to the uninsured.  HealthLeaders.  11(1):14-15, Jan. 2008.

Butcher, L.  Finding a 'medical home'.  HealthLeaders.  11(1):16, Jan. 2008.

Rowe, M.  Homeless housing.  HealthLeaders.  11(1):42, Jan. 2008.

Betbeze, P.  Armchair finance:  new allies for the uninsured.  HealthLeaders.  11(1):58, Jan. 2008.

Mourey, R.  Racial disparities in health care quality should mean equality.  Healthcare Financial Management.  62(1):102-104, Jan. 2008.

Dorn, S.  Uninsured and Dying Because of It: Updating the Institute of Medicine Analysis on the Impact of Uninsurance on Mortality.  Washington:  Urban Institute, Jan. 2008.

Cohen, A., and Pryor, C.  In Debt But Not Indifferent.  Boston:  The Access Project, 2008.

Hurley, J., and others.  Parallel payers and preferred access:  How Canada's workers' compensation boards expedite care for injured and Ill workers.  HealthcarePapers.  8(3):6-14, 2008.

Davidson, A.  Parallel payers, privatization and two-tier in Canada.  HealthcarePapers.  8(3):16-20, 2008.

Bogyo, T.  The case for excluding workers' compensation insurance from Medicare.  HealthcarePapers.  8(3):21-29, 2008.

Dorn, S.  Millions of Low-Income Americans Can't Get Medicaid: What Can Be Done?  Washington:  AARP, 2008.

Bhimji, A.  Reduced suffering and increased productivity-the workers' compensation model.  HealthcarePapers.  8(3):30-33, 2008.

Tuohy, C.  Access and quality in Canada's parallel public healthcare systems:  Is the impact of workers' compensation boards a net positive.  HealthcarePapers.  8(3):34-37, 2008.

Johnson, N., Oliff, P., and Koulish, J.  Facing Deficits, Two-Thirds of States are Imposing Cuts That Hurt Vulnerable Residents.  Washington:  Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 2008.

Beland, F.  Workers' compensation boards and nineteenth century French railway firms.  HealthcarePapers.  8(3):38-42, 2008.

Kralj, B.  The physician perspective.  HealthcarePapers.  8(3):43-44, 2008.

Lewis, S., Zierler, A., and Leeb, K.  Unsentimental education:  learning from the workers' compensation boards experience.  HealthcarePapers.  8(3):45-49, 2008.

Medical Expenditures Panel Survey 2005: Tables - Access to Care.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2008.

An Error Occured Setting Your User Cookie.   Malden, MA:  Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

Eibner, C.  The Economic Burden of Providing Health Insurance. How Much Worse Off Are Small Firms?  Santa Monica, CA:  RAND Corporation, 2008.

Rowland, D.  Tutorial on Expanding Health Coverage to the Uninsured.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2008.

Nowhere to Turn: How the Individual Health Insurance Market Fails Women.  Washington:  National Women's Law Center, 2008.

The Pathway to Covering America: Ensuring Quality, Value and Access.  Chicago:  BlueCross BlueShield Association, 2008.

Vistnes, J., and Schone, B.  Pathways to coverage: the changing roles of public and private sourcesHealth Affairs.  27(1):44-57, 2008.

Banthin, J., Cunningham, P., and Bernard, D.  Financial burden of health care, 2001-2004Health Affairs.  27(1):188-195, 2008.

Nolte, E., and McKee, M.  Measuring the health of nations: updating an earlier analysisHealth Affairs.  27(1):58-71, 2008.

Table 1: Usual Source of Health Care and Selected Population Characteristics, United States.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  2008. http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/tables_compendia_hh_interactive.jsp?_SERVICE=MEPSSocket0&_PROGRAM=MEPSPGM.TC.SAS&File=HCFY2008&Table=HCFY2008%5FCARE%5F1&VAR1=AGE&VAR2=SEX&VAR3=EDUCCAT&VAR4=RACETH5C&VAR5=INSURCOV&VAR6=POVCAT08&VAR7=MSA&VAR8=REGION&VAR9=HEALTH&VARO1=4+17+44+64&VARO2=1&VARO3=1&VARO4=1&VARO5=1&VARO6=1&VARO7=1&VARO8=1&VARO9=1&_Debug

Table 4.1 : Percent of Persons Unable or Delayed in Receiving Needed Medical Care, Dental Care, or Prescription Medications, United States.  Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2008.  http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/summ_tables/hc/acc/2008/acctocare_4_1_2008.htm

Table 4.2: Percent of Persons Unable or Delayed in Receiving Needed Medical Care, United States.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2008.  http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/summ_tables/hc/acc/2008/acctocare_4_2_2008.htm

 

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