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Bovbjerg, R., and others. COBRA Subsidies for Laid-Off Workers: An Initial Report Card.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, Dec. 23, 2009.

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Access to Care Among Children: How Does Medicaid do in Closing the Gaps?  Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Dec. 17, 2009. 

A Foundation for Health Reform: Findings of an Annual 50-State Survey of Eligibility Rules, Enrollment and Renewal Procedures and Cost-Sharing Practices in Medicaid and CHIP for Children and Parents During 2009.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Dec. 8, 2009. 

Commins, J.  Senate democrats bash Blue Cross' health reform reportHealthLeaders Media.  Dec. 4, 2009.

McDevitt, R., and others.  Group insurance: a better deal for most people than individual plansHealth Affairs Online.  Dec. 3, 2009. 

Grau, J., and Giesa, K.  Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Costs.  Chicago:  BlueCross BlueShield Association, Dec. 3, 2009.

Employer Sponsored Health Insurance for Employees of State and Local Governments, by Census Division, 2008. Rockville, MD :  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Dec. 2009.

Gabel, J., and others.  Taxing cadillac health plans may produce chevy results. Health Affairs. 29 (1) 174-181 Dec. 2009.

Improving Access to Health Care in California: Testing New Roles for Providers.  Oakland, CA: California Healthcare Foundation.  Dec. 2009.

Variations in Perceived Need and Access to Specialist Care among Adults in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2007. Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Dec. 2009.

MEPS Statistical Brief #274: Variations in Perceived Need and Access to Specialist Care among Adults in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2007. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Dec. 2009.

MEPS Statistical Brief #273: Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Employees of State and Local Governments, by Census Division, 2008.  Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Dec. 2009.

2007 Access to Care: MEPS Tables. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Dec. 2009.

Levy, H., and DeLeire, T.  What do people buy when they don't buy health insurance and what does that say about why they are uninsured?  Inquiry.  45(4):365-379, Winter 2008/2009.

Busch, S., and Vigdor, E.  Are adults in poor health more likely to enroll in public insurance?  Inquiry.  45(4):380-394, Winter 2008/2009.

Couglin, T., Long, S., and Graves, J.  Does managed care improve access to care for Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities?  A national study.  Inquiry.  45(4):395-407, Winter 2008/2009.

Elmendorf, D.  An Analysis of Health Insurance Premiums Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Washington DC: Congressional Budget Office, Nov. 30, 2009.

Wood, D.  Cause of death? Lack of insuranceNursezone.com.  Nov. 30, 2009.

Children's Health Coverage: Medicaid, CHIP, and Next Steps.  Washington:  Alliance for Health Reform, Nov. 13, 2009.

Health Policy Brief.  Health Affairs.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nov. 10, 2009.

Kenney, G.  Uninsured and Eligible for Public Coverage: Underlying Causes and Policy Solutions.  Washington:  NIHCM Foundation, Nov. 2009.

Focus on Health Reform.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Nov. 2009.

Access to care: beyond an insurance card.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Nov. 2009.

Varra, Rachael.  Health insurance patterns among  latinos in comparative perspective 2004-2007.  New York:  Center for Latin American Caribbean & Latino Studies.  (29) Nov. 2009.

Tables of Insurance Component National-Level Summary for Series III and IV from the 2008 MEPS [Medical Expenditure Panel Survey] Insurance Component Survey Release. Tables of Public-Sector Data by Government Type, Government Size, and Census Division. Tables of National Totals for Enrollees and Cost of Health Insurance Coverage for the Private and Public Sectors.  Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Nov. 2009.

Rosen, H., and others.  Downwardly mobileArchives of Surgery.  144(11):1006-1011, Nov. 2009.

Access to Care: Beyond an Insurance Card.  Washington:  Alliance for Health Reform, Nov. 2009.

Kenney, G., Cook, A., and Dubay, L.  Progress Enrolling Children in Medicaid/CHIP: Who is Left and What are the Prospects for Covering More Children?  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nov. 2009.

Access to Care: Beyond an Insurance Card.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Nov. 2009.

Why Express Lane Eligibility Makes Sense for States and Low-Income Families.  Washington:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 30, 2009.

Assuring Health Coverage for Rural People Through Health Reform.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Oct. 30, 2009.

Abdullah, F. Analysis of 23 million US hospitalizations: uninsured children have higher all-cause in-hospital mortality. Journal of Public Health. Oct 29, 2009. [Epub ahead of print]

Bevil, G., and Reid, K. Finding Coverage for the Uninsured;A Tennessee hospital steps up its efforts to cover its self-pay patients and is rewarded with fewer write-offsHospitals & Health Networks online, Oct. 26, 2009.

Nakhasi, A., and Thigpen, A.  A Toolkit: Health Insurance Cooperatives.  Washington:  Alliance for Health Reform, Oct. 26, 2009.

Pizer, S., Frakt, A., and Iezzoni, L. Uninsured Adults With Chronic Conditions Or Disabilities: Gaps In Public Insurance Programs. Health Affairs.  28(6): w1141-w1150, Oct. 20, 2009.

McWilliams, J., and others. Medicare spending for previously uninsured adultsAnnals of Internal Medicine. 151(11),np,Dec. 2009; published online ahead of print, Oct. 5, 2009.

Holahan, J., and Cook, A. Changes in Health Insurance Coverage, 2007-2008: Early Impact of the Recession.  Washington:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2009.

Schwartz, K.  The COBRA Subsidy and Health Insurance for the Unemployed.  Washington:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2009.

Individual health insurance a comprehensive survey of premiums availability and benefits.   Washington:  AHIP Center for Policy and Research.  Oct. 2009.

Health Reform: Implications for Women’s Access to Coverage and Care.  Menlo Park, CA: The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation. Oct. 2009.

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.  The Uninsured: A Primer. Menlo Park, CA: Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2009.

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.  Health Insurance Coverage in America, 2008 Online Chart Book. Menlo Park, CA: Kaiser Family Foundation, Oct. 2009.

McCarthy, D., and others Aiming Higher: Results from a State Scorecard on Health System Performance, 2009.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, Oct. 2009.

Elliott, M.N., and others.  Improving disparity estimates for rare racial/ethnic groups with trend estimation and Kalman filtering: an application to the National Health Interview Survey.  Health Services Research.  44(5, Part I):1622-1639, Oct. 2009.

Le Cook, B., and Manning, W.G.  Measuring racial/ethnic disparities across the distribution of health care expenditures.  Health Services Research.  44(5, Part I):1603-1621, Oct. 2009.

Lurie, I.Z.  Differential effect of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program expansions by children’s age.  Health Services Research.  44(5, Part I):1504-1520, Oct. 2009.

Burns, M.E.  Medicaid managed care and health care access for adult beneficiaries with disabilities.  Health Services Research.  44(5, Part I):1521-1541, Oct. 2009.

Lab Report #1: Evaluating State Efforts to Improve Access to Health Care.  Share (State Health Access Reform Eveluation), Oct. 2009.

Gresenz, C.R., Rogowski, J., and Escarce, J.J.  Community demographics and access to health care among U.S. Hispanics.  Health Services Research.  44(5, Part I):1542-1562, Oct. 2009.

Group and Non-Group Private Health Insurance Coverage, 1996 to 2007: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65.  MEPS Statistical Brief #267, Oct. 2009.

Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Offers and Enrollment, Private Sector by Firm Size, 1998-2008. MEPS Statistical Brief #266, Oct.2009.   

Trends in Access to Health Care: Disparities by Poverty Status and Health Insurance, 1996-2006. MEPS Statistical Brief #265, Oct. 2009.   

Mattingly, Marybeth., and Stransky, Michelle.  Rural and urban children have lower rates of health insurance coverage and are more often covered by public plans.  Durham, NH:  Carsey Institute.  (8) Fall  2009.

State Fiscal Conditions and Medicaid.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 30, 2009.

Garrett, B., and others.  Cost of failure to enact health care reform; implications for states.  Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sept. 30, 2009.

Trapp, D.  U.S. uninsured total again tops 46 millionAmerican Medical News 52(21):5-6, Sept. 28, 2009.

Geography makes a difference in health coverage.  Associated Press/CBS News, Sept. 24, 2009.

The burden of health insurance premium increases on American families. Executive Office of the President, Sept. 22, 2009.

Wilper, A., and others.  Health insurance and morality in US adultsAmerican Journal of Public Health.  Sept. 17, 2009.

Bartlett, D., Evans, P., and Sullivan, M.  Effect of a pharmacist-run call center on medication access for ambulatory care patients.  American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.  66(18):1666-1668, Sept. 15, 2009.

Claxton G and others. Job-Based Health Insurance: Costs Climb At A Moderate Pace. Health Affairs.  28(6): w1002-w1012, Sept. 15, 2009.

U.S.Dept. of the Treasury. The risk of losing health insurance over a decade: new findings from longitudinal data. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, Sept. 11, 1009.  [Executive Summary].  [Press Release].

Health Insurance Coverage: 2008. Washington: US Census Bureau, Sept. 10, 2009.

Simpson, L, and others.  Implementation Choices for the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, Sept. 10, 2009.

Individuals with Special Needs and Health Reform: Adequacy of Health Insurance Coverage.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 9, 2009.

Children and Health Care Reform: Assuring Coverage Meets Their Health Care Needs.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 9, 2009.

Oral Histories: Report From a Dental Fair for Uninsured Adults.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 9, 2009.

Doty, M., and others.  Out of Options: Why So Many Workers in Small Businesses Luck Affordable Health Insurance, and How Health Care Reform Can Help.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, Sept. 9, 2009.

Masterson, L.,  Four ways to get more young adults health coverage. Healthleaders Media. Sept. 2, 2009.

Massachusetts Health Care Reform: Three Years Later. Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation. Sept. 1, 2009.

Clark, C.,  Health coverage does not protect against incurring medical debt.  Healthleaders Media.  Sept. 1, 2009.

Examination of Movements In and Out of Employer-Sponsored Insurance.  Washington:  NIHCM Foundation, Sept. 2009.

Tu, H., and Liebhaber, A. Rough Passage: Affordable Health Coverage for Near-Elderly Americans. Center for Studying Health System Change Policy Perspective, no. 2, Sept. 2009.

Offer Rates, Take-Up Rates, Premiums, and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector for the 10 Largest Metropolitan Areas, 2008. MEPS  Statistical Brief #261, Sept. 2009.

Long, S., and Stockley, K. Emergency department visits in Massachusetts: who uses emergency care and why? Massachusetts Health Reform Policy Brief. Washington DC: Urban Institute, Sept. 2009.

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.The Uninsured and the Difference Health Insurance Makes. Menlo Park, CA: Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 2009.

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Five Basic Facts on the Uninsured.  Menlo Park, CA: Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 2009.  

Health Care Reform: The Perils of Inaction and the Promise of Effective Action.  Hewitt Associates LLC, Sept. 2009.

Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count Uninsured Peoplw in America.  Minneapolis, MN:  State Health Access Data Assistance Center, Sept. 2009.

Focus on Health Reform in Pursuit of Affordable Health Care on the Ground Lessons from Families in Massachusetts.  Menlo Park, Ca: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 2009.

Idala, D., and others.  Using Information from Income Tax Forms to Target Medicaid and CHIP Outreach: Preliminary Results of the Maryland Kids First Act.  Baltimore, MD:  The Hilltop Institute, Sept. 2009.

James, C., Schwartz, K., and Berndt, J.  A Profile of American Indians and Alaska Natives and Their Health Coverage.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Sept. 2009.

Fronstin, P. Trends in Satisfaction and Confidence in Health Care, by Insurance and Health Status: Findings from the 2009 EBRI/MGA Health Confidence Survey. EBRI Notes.  [Employee Benefit Research Institute], 39(9):1-12, Sept. 2009.

McLaughlin, C., Levy, H., and Quinn, B. Aspects of health reform: contributions from the Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured. Introduction.  Inquiry. 46(2):182-186, Summer 2009.

Buchmeuller, T., and Monheit, A. Employer-sponsored health insurance and the promise of health insurance reform. Inquiry. 46(2):187-202, Summer 2009.

Glied, S. Mandates and the affordability of health care. Inquiry. 46(2):203-214, Summer 2009.

Baicker, K., and Dow, W. Risk selction and risk adjustment: improving insurance in the individual and small group markets. Inquiry. 46(2): 215-228, Summer 2009.

Frick, K., and Chernew, M. Beneficial moral hazard and the theory of the second best. Inquiry 46(2): 229-240, Summer 2009.

Simmons, J.  New efforts to insure young adults may beat reform proposals to the punchHealthleaders Media. Aug. 26, 2009.

Strumpf, E.  Employer-sponsored health insurance for early retirees: impacts on retirement, health, and health careInternational Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, published online Aug. 26, 2009.

Commins, J.  Healthcare costs expected to rise 10.5% in next 12 months.  Healthleaders Media. Aug. 26, 2009.

Characteristics of Uninsured Workers: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 19-64 Years of Age, 2006. MEPS Statistical Brief [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality] #257, Aug. 25, 2009.

The Uninsured in America, 1996-2008: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65. MEPS Statistical Brief [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality] #259, Aug. 25, 2009.

Berry, E. When patients lose jobs, physicians feel impactAmerican Medical News, Aug. 24, 2009.

The Long-Term Uninsured in America, 2004-2007: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65. MEPS Statistical Brief [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality] #258, Aug. 21, 2009.

Trends in Health Care Expenditures for the Elderly Age 65 and over: 2006 versus 1996.  MEPS Statistical Brief [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality] #256, Aug. 21, 2009.

Trends in Health Care Expenditures for Adults Ages 45-64: 2006 versus 1996.  MEPS Statistical Brief [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality]# 255, Aug. 21, 2009.

Trends in Health Care Expenditures for Adults Ages 18-44: 2006 versus 1996.  MEPS Statistical Brief [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality] #254, Aug. 21, 2009.

Trends in Health Care Expenditures for Children under Age 18: 2006 versus 1996.  MEPS Statistical Brief [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality] #253, Aug. 21, 2009.

Debate flares over what ‘essential’ benefits include.  American Medical News.  52(19):3, 8, Aug. 17, 2009.

Glendinning, D.  Health reform bill retools public plan to encourage doctor participation.  American Medical News.  52(19):1-2, Aug. 17, 2009.

Trapp, D.  Enhanced Medicaid plan sees low sign-ups, but high use.  American Medical News.  52(19):14, Aug. 17, 2009.

Trapp, D.  Fla. Medicaid reform pilot: more efficiency or less care?  American Medical News.  52(19):12, Aug. 17, 2009.

Shared responsibility”: should employers be required either to pay a substantial share of their employees” health insurance or to subsidize coverage of the uninsured? Health Affairs. Aug. 12, 2009.

Who is the Average Uninsured American Searching for Health Insurance?  Mountain View, CA:  Ehealth Inc. Aug. 12, 2009.

Coverage denied: how the current health insurance system leaves millions behind. Washington, DC: US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Aug. 11, 2009.

Expanding Access to Care: More than Just an Insurance Card? Briefing transcript and related documents. Washington, DC: Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aug. 10, 2009.

Comprehensive Health Insurance Reform: An Essential Prescription for Women.  Washington, DC: US Congress Joint Economic Committee, Aug. 6, 2009.

Rising Health Pressures in an Economic Recession: A 360-Degree Look at Four Communities.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Aug. 6, 2009.

The Effects of the Economic.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Aug. 6, 2009.

On the Edge: Health Care in a Recession.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Aug. 6, 2009.  [Video].

Clark, C. More than 50% of poor residents in some counties are uninsured. Healthleaders Media. Aug. 5, 2009.

Nicholson, J., and others. Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured And How New Policies can Help. New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund. Aug. 2009.

Kraft, A., and others. The health and cost impact of car e delay and the experimental impact of insurance on reducing delays.  Journal of Pediatrics.  155(2):281-285, Aug. 2009.

Brown, E., and others.  The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings For the 2007 California Health Interview Survey. Los Angeles, Ca: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Aug. 2009.

Dubay, L., and Cook, A. How Will the Uninsured be Affected by Health Reform? Non- Elderly Uninsured.  Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aug. 2009.

Costly coverage: premiums outpace paychecks.  Washington, DC: Families USA, Aug. 2009.

Out-of-pocket expenses: Americans shoulder the burden of growing health care costs. Washington, DC: US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Aug. 2009.

Schoen, C., Nicholson, J., and Rustgi, S. Paying the Price: How Health Insurance Premiums Are Eating Up Middle-Class Incomes—State Health Insurance Premium Trends and the Potential of National Reform.  New York: The Commonwealth Fund, Aug. 2009.

Dubay, L., Cook, A., and Garrett, B.  How Will the Uninsured be Affected by Health Reform? Children.  Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aug. 2009.

Dubay, L., Cook, A., and Garrett, B. How Will the Uninsured be Affected by Health Reform? Parents.  Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aug. 2009.

Dubay, L., Cook, A., and Garrett, B. How Will the Uninsured be Affected by Health Reform? Childless Adults. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aug. 2009.

Emergency Departments Under Growing Pressures.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Aug. 2009.

Kraft, A., and others. The Health and Cost Impact of Care Delay and the Experimental Impact of Insurance on Reducing Delays.  Journal of Pediatrics.  155(2):281-285.e1, Aug. 2009.

McDonald, K.  ACS works to ensure patient access to emergency care.  Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons.  94(8):10-15, Aug. 2009.

Commins, J. Patient deportation case highlights issues with illegal alien healthcare. Healthleaders Media. July 31, 2009.

Private Health Insurance: Research on Competition in the Insurance Industry.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, GAO-09-864R, July 31, 2009.

Bivens, J., Gould, E., and Hertel-Fernandez, A.  The Health Care Free Ride Reform Should Help Distribute Responsibility for Coverage More Evenly Between Industries.  Issue Brief #259.  Washington:  Economic Policy Institute, July 30, 2009.

Characteristics of People Insured through COBRA versus through a Current Job, 2005-2006. MEPS Statistical Brief [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality] #252, July 29, 2009.

Coverage for low-income people: should the medicaid program be expanded to cover more of the uninsured? Should there be changes in the children’s health insurance program?  Health Affairs. July 24, 2009.

Requiring Individuals to Obtain Health Insurance: A Constitutional Analysis.  Washington:  Congressional Research Service.  July 24, 2009.  http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R40725_20090724.pdf

Health Insurance: Enrollment, Benefits, Funding, and Other Characteristics of State High-Risk Health Insurance Pools. Washington, DC: US Government Accountability Office, GAO-09-730R, July 22, 2009.

Morrison, I., Rich man, poor man. H & HN. July 22, 2009.

The Uninsured in America, First Half of 2008: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65.   MEPS Statistical Brief [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality] #249, July 17, 2009.

State Differences in the Cost of Job-Related Health Insurance, 2008.  MEPS Statistical Brief [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality] #250, July 16, 2009.

Employer-Sponsored Single, Employee-Plus-One, and Family Health Insurance Coverage: Selection and Cost, 2008.  MEPS Statistical Brief [Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality] #251, July 16, 2009.

New Data Say Uninsured Account for Nearly One-Fifth of Emergency Room Visits .  Washington: U.S.Department of Health & HumanServices, July 15, 2009.

Commins, J.  Direct medical home offers healthcare without insurersHealthLeaders Media.  July 13, 2009.

Trapp, D.  Access-to-care problems are resurfacing in Mass.  American Medical News.  52(17):13-14, July 6, 2009.

Ponte, M. What happened to the spike in uncompensated care? Healthleaders Media. July 6, 2009.

O’Reilly, K.B.  AMA exhorts doctors to offer charity care, help the uninsured.  American Medical News.  52(17):28, July 6, 2009.

Cohen, R., and others.  Health Insurance Coverage Trends, 1959-2007: Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, July 1, 2009.

Facts and Findings for Policymakers: Individual Health Insurance in California. Oakland, Ca: California Healthcare Foundation, July 2009.

Patrick, G., and Hickner, J., Four Models Bring Specialty Services to the SafetyNet : Enhancing Scope of Practice and Referral Efficiency . Oakland, Ca: CaliforniaHealthcare Foundation, July 2009.

King, J., Slifkin, R., and Holmes, M.  Characteristics of Rural and Urban Children Who Quality for Medicaid or CHIP But Are Not Enrolled.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, July 2009.

King, J., Slifkin, R., and Holmes, M.  Medicaid and CHIP Participation Among Rural and Urban Children.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, July 2009.

Sharing Specialty Services: A Business Guide and Toolkit for Community Clinics. Oakland, Ca: California Healthcare Foundation, July 2009.

Boyle, R. Adding Specialty Services to a California FQHC: Legal and Regulatory Issues. Oakland, Ca: California Healthcare Foundation, July 2009.

The Impact of Federal Stimulus Funds on Community Health Centers in CaliforniaOakland, Ca: California Healthcare Foundation, July 2009.

Focus on Health Reform Health Care and the Middle Class: More Costs and Less Coverage. Menlo Park, Ca: The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, July 2009.

Health Insurance and Bankruptcy Rates in Canada and the United States.  Alberta, Canada:  Fraser Institute, July 2009.

Felland, L., Lauer, J., and Cunningham, P. Suburban poverty and the health care safety net.  Center for Studying Health System Change Research Brief, No. 13, July 2009.

Crimmel, B.  Employer-Sponsored Single, Employee-Plus-One, and Family Health Insurance Coverage: Selection and Cost, 2008.  MEPS Statistical Brief (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) #251, July 2009.

Doty, M., and others. Failure to Protect: Why the Individual Insurance Market is Not a Viable Option for Most U.S. Families. New York, NY:  The Commonwealth Fund. July 2009.

Cunningham, P.  Chronic Burdens: The Persistently High Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses Faced by Many Americans with Chronic Conditions.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, July 2009.

Bertko, J., Yoo, H., and Lemieux, J.   An Analysis of the Distribution of Cost Sharing Levels in Individual and Small Group Coverage . Princeton, NJ:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, July 2009.

Health Care Benefits-Creating the Optimal Design. Princeton, NJ: RobertWood Johnson Foundation, July 2009.

The Real Uninsured. Washington: Factcheck.Org. June 24, 2009.

Hudson, J., Families with mixed eligibility for public coverage: navigating Medicaid, Chip, and Uninsurance. Health Affairs.  June 23, 2009. 

Harbage, P., Haycock, H., and Harbage Consulting. Primer on Post-Claims Underwriting. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 12, 2009.

Stamen, J., and Liu, E. Employment-Based Health Coverage and Health Reform: Selected Legal Considerations. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, June 12, 2009.

Gabel, J., and others. Trends in underinsurance and the affordability of employer coverage, 2004-2007. Health Affairs. June 2, 2009.

McWilliams, J. M. Health consequences of uninsurance among adults in the United States: recent evidence and implications.  Milbank Quarterly. 87(2):443-494, June 2009.

Polsky, D., and others.  The Health Effects of Medicare for the Near-Elderly Uninsured.  Health Services Research.  44(3):926-945, June 2009.

O’Neill, J., and others. Who are the Uninsured? An Analysis of America’s Uninsured Population, Their Characteristics and Their Health. Baruch College and City University of New York. June 2009.

Cunningham, P., and Artiga, S.  How does Health Coverage and Access to Care for Immigrants Vary by Length of Time in the U.S.?  Washington: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2009.

Cohen, R., and Martinez, M. Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2008. Atlanta,GA:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2009.

Roebuck, M.C., and Liberman, J.N.  Impact of Pharmacy Benefit Design on Prescription Drug Utilization: A Fixed Effects Analysis of Plan Sponsor Data.  Health Services Research.  44(3):988-1009, June 2009.

Schumacher, J.R., and others.  Insurance Disruption Due to Spousal Medicare Transitions: Implications for Access to Care and Health Care Utilization for Women Approaching Age 65.  Health Services Research.  44(3):946-964, June 2009.

Tumlinson, A., Aguiar, C., and Watts, M.  Closing the Long-Term Care Funding Gap: The Challenge of Private Long-Term Care Insurance.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2009.

Anthony, D.L., and others.  How much do patients’ preferences contribute to resource use?  Health Affairs.  28(3):864-873, May/June 2009.

Bernard, D.M., Banthin, J.S., and Encinosa, W.E.  Wealth, income, and the affordability of health insurance.  Health Affairs.  28(3):887-896, May/June 2009.

Golberstein, E., and others.  Effect of Medicare Home Health Care Payment on Informal Care.  Inquiry.  46(1):58-71, Spring 2009.

Khan, N., and Kaestner, R.  Effect of Prescription Drug Coverage on the Elderly’s Use of Prescription Drugs.  Inquiry.  46(1):33-45, Spring 2009.

Monheit, A.C.  Health Reform Thaw in the Winter of Our Discontent.  Inquiry.  46(1):3-6, Spring 2009.

Protecting the Hospital Safety Net.  Inquiry.  46(1):7-16, Spring 2009.

Long, S., and Masi, P. Access and affordability: an update on health reform in Massachusetts, Fall 2008. Health Affairs. May 28, 2009.

Darling, H. The Recession’s Toll on Employees’ Health: Results of a New National Business Group on Health Survey. Washington:  National Business Group on Health. May 27, 2009.

Holohan, J., and others. Health reform: the cost of failure. Washington DC: Urban Institute, May 21, 2009.

Simmons, J. Increasing losses of health coverage may put pressure on for public insurance. Healthleaders Media. May 5, 2009.

Survey Executive Summary - Patient Care During the Recession.  Leawood, KS:  American Association of Family Physicians, May 2009.

Larkin, H.  Mass. appeal? Hospitals & Health Networks.  83(5):26-29, May 2009.

Livermore, G., Stapleton, D., and Claypool, H.  Health Insurance and Health Care Access Before and After SSDI Entry. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, May 2009.

 Garrett, B., and others. The Coverage and Cost Impacts of Expanding Medicaid.  Menlo Park, Ca: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. May 2009.

Hospital diversion scheme draws ire of national ED organizations.  ED Management.  21(5):49-51, May 2009.

The Last Piece of the Puzzle Providing High-Quality Affordable Health Coverage to all Children Through National Health Reform. Washington:  Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families. May, 2009.

Hidden health tax: Americans pay a premium. Washington DC: Families USA, May 2009.

Solomon, N.  Understanding Common Reasons for Patient Referrals in Difficult-to-Access Specialties. Oakland, CA:  California Healthcare Foundation. May 2009.

Premiums Soaring in Consolidated Health Insurance Market: Lack of Competition Hurts Rural States, Small Businesses. Washington:  Health Care for America Now, May 2009.

Hospital’s plan: a bridge too far.  ED Management.  21(5):51, May 2009.

Chen, L-W, and others.  Inpatient hospital service utilization of the uninsured in Nebraska: policy implications for addressing uncompensated care.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  20(2):444-457, May 2009.

Custodio, R., Gard, A.M., and Graham G.  Health information technology: addressing health disparity by improving quality, increasing access, and developing workforce.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  20(2):301-307, May 2009.

Rustgi, S., Doty, M., and Collins, S. Women at Risk: Why Many Women are Forgoing Needed Health Care. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, May, 2009.

Hing, E., and Burt, C.W.  Are there patient disparities when electronic health records are adopted?  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  20(2):473-488, May 2009.

Holden, K.B., and Xanthos, C.  Disadvantages in mental health care among African Americans.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  20(2, suppl.):17-23, May 2009.

Huang, Z.J., and others.  Beyond medical insurance: delayed or foregone care among children in Chinese immigrant families.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  20(2):365-377, May 2009.

Kao, D.T.  Generational cohorts, age at arrival, and access to health services among Asian and Latino immigrant adults.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  20(2):395-414, May 2009.

Morrow, J.B., and others.  Providing access to specialty care for severely disabled institutional residents: an academic health center telemedicine model.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  20(2):415-422, May 2009.

Ozgediz, D., and others.  Bridging the gap between public health and surgery: access to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries.  Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons.  94(5):14-20, May 2009.

Pfefferle, S.G., and others.  Early collaboration for adaptation: addressing depression in low-income new mothers.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  20(2):539-544, May 2009.

Thein, K., and others.  Health needs in Brooklyn’s Chinatown: a pilot assessment using rapid participatory appraisal.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  20(2):378-394, May 2009.

Wells, R., Punekar, R.S., and Vasey, J.  Why do some health centers provide more enabling services than others?  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  20(2):507-523, May 2009.

Wilson, J.M., Wallace, L.S., and DeVoe, J.E.  Are state Medicaid application enrollment forms readable?  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  20(2):423-431, May 2009.

Long, S., and Masi, P.  Access and Affordability of Care in Massachusetts as of Fall 2008: Georgria and Racial/Ethnic Differences.  Boston:  Blue Cross Blue Sheid of Massachusetts Foundation, May 2009.

Hazardous Health Plans.  Consumer Reports Health.org.  May 2009.

Many Underserved Areas Lack a Health Center Site, and Data Are Needed on Service Provision at Sites.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, Apr. 30, 2009.

Meehan, C. Blues Plans Say COBRA Subsidies Are Driving Customer Interest in Individual Products.  AIS Report on Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Apr. 28, 2009.

McWilliams, J., and others.  Differences in Control Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes by Race, Ethnicity, and Education: U.S. Trends from 1999 to 2006 and Effects of Medicare Coverage.  Annals of Internal Medicine.  150(8):505-515, Apr. 21, 2009.

Vesely, R.  Undercovered exposed.  Modern Healthcare.  39(16):32-33, Apr. 20, 2009.

Cunningham, P.  Beyond party: primary care physicians' perspectives on access to mental health careHealth Affairs.  28(3):w490-w501, Apr. 14, 2009.

Silva, C.  Medicare Advantage defenders decry proposed cuts.  American Medical News.  52(11):5-6, Apr. 13, 2009.

Sheils, J., and Haught, R.  The Cost and Coverage Impacts of a Public Plan: Altenative Design Options.  Falls Church, VA:  The Lewin Group, Apr. 6, 2009.

"CHIP TIPS" Series Focuses on New Opportunities for Covering Children Under Medicaid and CHIP.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Apr. 6, 2009.

Too great a burden: Americans face rising health care costs. Washington, DC: Families USA, April 2009.

Davern, M., and others.  The American community survey and health insurance coverage estimates:  possibilities and challenges for health policy researchers.   Health Services Research.  44(2):Part I:593-605, Apr. 2009.

Remaking Primary Care: From Crisis to Opportunity. Cambridge, MA:  New England Healthcare Institute. Apr. 2009.

Tu, H., and Cohen, G.  Financial and Health Burdens of Chronic Conditions Grow.  Washington:  Center for Studying Health System Change, Apr. 2009.

Abramson, S. Holes in the Net: Surveying the Impact of the Current Economic Recession on the Health Care Safety Net. Washington: American Public Health Association.  Apr. 2009.

Acosta, C., and others.  A model for improving uninsured children's access to health insurance via the emergency department.  Journal of Healthcare Management.  54(2):105-116, Mar./Apr. 2009.

MEPS Research Findings No. 29: Family Level Expenditures on Health Care and Insurance Premiums among the Nonelderly Population, 2006. Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Mar. 31, 2009.

Deceptive Health Insurance Industry Practices – Are Consumers Getting What They Paid For?  Part I, Mar. 26, 2009 and Part II, Mar. 31, 2009.  Washington: U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Hearing.

Bradley, C., and others.  Differences in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: Experiences of Insured and Uninsured Women in a Safety-Net Setting.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Mar. 26, 2009.

The COBRA Subsidy and Health Insurance for the Unemployed.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Mar. 16, 2009.

Employers Are Responding to Economic Meltdown With Higher Deductibles and More Limited Benefits.  AIS Health.com, Mar. 16, 2009.

MEPS Statistical Brief #239:Health Insurance Coverage of Near Elderly Individuals, Ages 55-64, 2006.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Mar. 13, 2009

Walsh, B.  Strategic Analysis & Intelligence (SAI) Report: The Tier 4 Phenomenon: Shifting the High Cost of Drugs of Consumers.  Washington:  AARP, Mar. 9, 2009.

Primary Care Access: An Essential Building Block of Health ReformBethesda, MD: National Association of Community Health Centers, Mar. 2009.

Cohen, R., and Martinez, M.  Consumer-Directed Health Care for Persons Under 65 Years of Age With Private Health Insurance: United States, 2007.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Mar. 2009.

At the Brink: Trends in America's Analysis.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mar. 2009.

State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC).  The Impact of Wireless-Only Households on State Surveys of Health Insurance Coverage.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mar. 2009.

Cunningham, P.  High medical cost burdens, patient trust, and perceived quality of careJournal of General Internal Medicine.  24(3):415-420, Mar. 2009.

Cohen, R., and Martinez, M.  Consumer-Directed Health Care for Persons Under 65 Years of Age With Private Health Insurance: United States, 2007.  No. 15.  Atlanta, GA:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mar. 2009. 

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll--February 2009.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Feb. 25, 2009.

Angeles, J.  Improving Medicaid as Part of Building on the Current System to Achieve Universal Coverage.  Washington:  Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Feb. 24, 2009.

Zuckerman, S., Miller, D., and Pape, E.  Missouri's 2005 Medicaid cuts: How did they affect enrollees and providers?  Health Affairs.  28(2):w335-w345, Feb. 18, 2009.

Mulvey, J.  Unemployment and Health Insurance: Current Legislation and Issues.  Washington:  Congressional Research Service, Feb. 17, 2009.

Wasen, R.  State Medicaid and SCHIP Coverage of Noncitizens.  Washington:  Congressional Research Service, Feb. 12, 2009.

Elmendorf, D.  Expanding Health Insurance Coverage and Controlling Costs for Health Care.  Washington:  Congressional Budget Office, Feb. 10, 2009.

Livermore, G.  Disabled Americans' Long Wait for Health Coverage.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Feb. 8, 2009.

MEPS Tabular Data: Individual (non-group) Health Insurance Tables: 2002-2006.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Feb. 6, 2009

Health Care on a Budget: An Analysis of Spending by Medicare Households.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Feb. 4, 2009.

Revisiting 'Skin in the Game' Among Medicare Beneficiaries: An Updated Analysis of the Increasig Financial Burden of Health Care Spending From 1997 to 2005.  Menlo Park, CA:  Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Feb. 4, 2009.

Getting Covered: Finding Health Insurance When You Lose Your Job.  Washington:  Families USA, Feb. 2009.

Special Report: Unemployed and Uninsured in America.  Washington:  Families USA, Feb. 2009.

State Children's Health Insurance Program: CMS Should Improve Efforts to Assess Whether SCHIP Is Substituting for Private Insurance.  Washington:  United States Government Accountability Office, Feb. 2009.

Increasing Access to Health Insurance for Children and Families: Innovative Health Plan Outreach and Enrollment Efforts.  Washington:  National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM), Feb. 2009.

Hoffman, C.  Health Insurance and Access to Health Care--The Evidence.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Feb. 2009.

Barber, C.  Expanding Coverage for Dependents.  Boston, MA:  Community Catalyst, Inc., Feb. 2009.

Merrill, C., Stocks, C., and Stranges, E. Trends in uninsured hospital stays, 1997-2006.  Statistical Brief #67.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Feb. 2009.

Spending to Survive: Cancer Patients Confront Holes in the Health Insurance System.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Feb. 2009.

MEPS Statistical Brief #230:Premiums, Employer Costs, and Employee Contributions for Private Sector Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, Family Coverage by Firm Size, 1996-2006.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Jan. 30, 2009.

MEPS Statistical Brief #231:Premiums, Employer Costs, and Employee Contributions for Private Sector Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, Single Coverage by Firm Size, 1996-2006.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Jan. 30, 2009.

MEPS Statistical Brief #234:Health Insurance Status of Full Time Workers by Demographic and Employer Characteristics, 2006.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Jan. 30, 2009.

Doty, M., and others.  Maintaining Health Insurance During a Recession: Likely COBRA Eligibility.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Jan. 23, 2009.

Cassil, A.  More Children and Working-Age Americans Go Without Prescribed Drugs Because of Cost.  Washington:  Centers for Studying Health System Change, Jan. 22, 2009.

Keenan, T.   Impact of the Economy on Health Behaviors.  [ Full Report ].  Washington:  AARP Policy & Research, Jan. 20, 2009. 

Summer, L.  Getting and Keeping Coverage: States' Experience with Citizenship Documentation Rules.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Jan. 12, 2009.

Lambert, D., Ziller, E., and Lenardson, J.  Rural Children Don't Receive the Mental Health Care They Need.  Washington:  Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, Jan. 2009.

Fact Sheet. The Hidden Link: Health Costs and Family Economic Insecurity.  Washington:  Families USA, Jan. 2009.

Levine, P., and Schanzenbach, D.  The Impact of Children's Public Health Insurance Expansions on Educational Outcomes.  Cambridge, MA:  National Bureau of Economic Research, Jan. 2009.

State of the States. Charting a Course: Preparing for the Future, Learning from the Past.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jan. 2009.

Blumberg, L., and Clemans-Cope, L.  Health Savings Accounts and High-Deductible Health Insurance Plans: Implications for Those with High Medical Costs, Low Incomes, and the Uninsured.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jan. 2009.

Felland, L., and Reschovsky, J.  More Nonelderly Americans Face Problems Affording Prescription Drugs.  Tracking Report No. 22.  Washington:  Center for Studying Health System Change, Jan. 2009.

Kenney, G., and Pelletier, J.  Setting Income Thresholds in Medicaid/SCHIP: Which Children Should Be Eligible?  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jan. 2009.

Condition Critical: Ten Prescriptions for Reforming Health Care Quality, Cost and Coverage.  Washington:  American Benefits Council, Jan. 2009.

Collins, S., Nicholson, J., and Rustgi, S.  An Analysis of Leading Congressional Health Care Bills, 2007-2008: Part I, Insurance Coverage.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Jan. 2009.

Burtless, G., and Svaton, P. Health Care, Health Insurance, and the Relative Income of the Elderly and Nonelderly. Chestnut Hill, Ma: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Jan. 2009.

Toward Health Equity and Patient-Centeredness.  Washington:  The National Academies Press, 2009.  (W 85 I59t 2009).

OECD Factbook 2009: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics:  Access and Use of Health Care.  Paris, France:  OECD, 2009.

Challenges of Providing Health Coverage for Children and Parents in a Recession: A 50 State Update on Eligibility Rules, Enrollment and Renewal Procedures, and Cost-Sharing Practices in Medicaid and SCHIP in 2009.  Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2009.

Trenholm, C., Mabli, J., and Wilson, A.  SCHIP Children: How Long Do They Stay and Where Do They Go?  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2009.

Committee on Health Insurance Status and Its Consequences; Institute of Medicine.  America's Uninsured Crisis:  Consequences for Health and Health Care.   Washington:  The National Academies Press, 2009.

AFL-CIO. 2009 Health Care for America Survey, 2009.

Himmelstein,D., and others. Medical bankruptcy in the United States, 2007: Results of a national studyAmerican Journal of Medicine. 2009.

Jacobson,G., Schwartz, K., and Neuman,T. Health Insurance Coverage for Older Adults: Implications of a Medicare Buy-In. Menlo Park, CA:  The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, 2009.

Bernard, D., Banthin, J., and Encinosa, W. Wealth, income, and the affordability of health insurance. Health Affairs. 28(3):887-896, 2009.

Salganicoff, A., and others. Health Coverage and Expenses: Impact on Older Women’s Economic Well-Being . Menlo Park, CA: Kaiser FamilyFoundation, 2009.

Full-Time Poor and Low Income Workers: Demographic Characteristics and Trends in Health Insurance Coverage, 1996-97 to 2005-06. Meps Chartbook No. 18. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2009.

Jammed Access: Widening the Front Door to Healthcare. PricewaterhouseCoopers,2009.

When Drug Cost-Sharing Increases, Patients Newly Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness Delay Starting Medication. Santa Monica, Ca: Rand Health, 2009.

Chandra, A., and others. Children's Health in Washington, D.C.: Access and Health Challenges Despite High Insurance Coverage Rates.  RAND Health Research Brief/Highlights, RB-9482-CNMC, 2009.

Bundorf, M., Royalty, A., and Baker, L.  Health care cost growth among the privately insuredHealth Affairs.  28(5):1294-1304, 2009.

Office of Health Reform, Department of Health and Human Services.  Roadblocks to Health Care: Why the Current Health Care System Does Not Work for Women, 2009.

 

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