Understanding The Recent Growth In Medicaid Spending, 2000-2003
- Overview of the Medicaid Program. // Health Care Financing Review;Summer95 Supplement, Vol. 16, p118
The article offers information on the Medicaid program implemented in the U.S. Medicaid is the largest source of medical funds for poor people in the country. Each U.S. state is designated with a single agency that operates Medicaid program. Medicaid programs differ in every state because the...
- BY THE NUMBERS. // Modern Healthcare;9/29/2003, Vol. 33 Issue 39, p9
Presents information on the average annual growth rates of total Medicaid spending from 1997-2003. Increase in Medicaid spending in 2003.
- Change In Challenging Times: A Plan For Extending And Improving Health Coverage. Lambrew, Jeanne M.; Podesta, John D.; Shaw, Teresa L. // Health Affairs;Jan-Jun2005 Supplement Web Exclusiv, Vol. 24, p119
Some speculate that Americans are neither politically capable of nor morally committed to solving the health system problems. We disagree. We propose a plan that insures all and improves the value and cost-effectiveness of health care by knitting together employer-sponsored insurance and...
- Variations In The Impact Of Health Coverage Expansion Proposals Across States. Glied, Sherry; Gould, Douglas // Health Affairs;Jan-Jun2005 Supplement Web Exclusiv, Vol. 24, p259
Most estimates of the consequences of alternative health insurance proposals focus on national impact, but the extent of cross-state diversity in uninsurance rates, economic and labor-market characteristics, and health care markets suggests that the impact of strategies will also vary. We...
- Medicaid Cuts Hurt the Poor. // America;5/2/2005, Vol. 192 Issue 15, p3
Comments on the effect of the cuts made to Medicaid on the poor in the U.S. Purpose of Medicaid; Factors that caused the rising cost of medical care; Medicaid beneficiaries who will be affected by the cuts in Medicaid.
- Medicaid. Rosenbaum, Sara // New England Journal of Medicine;2/21/2002, Vol. 346 Issue 8, p635
Focuses on Medicaid, a governmental program in the United States that provides federal assistance to states operating approved medical-assistance plans. Discussion of the program; Controversial aspects of Medicaid; Efforts to reform Medicaid; Speculation on the future of the program.
- Medicaid Cuts. // America;4/7/2003, Vol. 188 Issue 12, p3
Editorial. Discusses the budget crisis that Medicaid faces as its costs continue to grow dramatically. Causes for the sharp growth in expenditure, including the spiraling costs of prescription drugs, the accompanying upsurge in the price of long-term care for an increasingly aging population,...
- A Call for Coverage. Pollack, Rick // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Apr2007, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p90
The article reports on the formation of the Health Coverage Coalition for the Uninsured (HCCU) by the American Hospital Association (AHA). According to the author, the groups that formed the coalition set aside political and ideological differences to create a two-pronged proposal calling for...
- Despite attacks, preferred drug lists continue to grow. Chi, Judy // Drug Topics;5/3/2004, Vol. 148 Issue 9, p42
This article examines how various state Medicaid agencies in the U.S. select medications for inclusion in preferred drug lists (PDL) based on a survey conducted by the Foundation of Managed Care Pharmacy. States that responded to the survey said the health professionals who serve on their...