Lawmakers, providers unite in plea for universal health care coverage
- Low scores, high costs. McLaughlin, Neil // Modern Healthcare;10/2/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 39, p22
The author criticizes the state of the U.S. healthcare system in 2006. He points out the shortcoming of the U.S. in facilitating long, healthy and productive lives. He emphasizes that there are wide gaps in quality and access between the poor and the affluent. He criticizes the health insurance...
- State-by-state report shows access problems for uninsured. // Nation's Health;Jun/Jul2006, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p4
The article deals with a report released in the U.S. concerning the uninsurance rate in the country. The report, conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, found that adults who lack insurance are four times as likely as those who are insured not to seek care when they need it. In addition, aging baby...
- Children in the United States with Discontinuous Health Insurance Coverage. Olson, Lynn M.; Tang, Suk-fong S.; Newacheck, Paul W. // New England Journal of Medicine;7/28/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 4, p382
Background: Estimates of the number of uninsured people in the United States usually exclude those with discontinuous coverage. The effects of gaps in insurance coverage for children on access to and use of ambulatory care are poorly understood. Methods: We analyzed a sample of 26,955 children...
- Half-million file for HIPAA deadline extension. Brown, Steve // AHA News;10/21/2002, Vol. 38 Issue 41, p2
Reports on the applications received by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for deadline extension for complying with the transactions and code sets standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Background on the HIPAA transaction standards and code...
- Is Universal Coverage the American Way? Collins, Martha C. // Family Practice Management;Jul/Aug2000, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p33
Focuses on the viability of universal coverage for caring for uninsured Americans in the United States. Reason for the formation of the Physicians' Work Group on Universal Coverage; Three basic concepts advocated by the group; Possible reasons for opposition to universal coverage; Health...
- Expanded public health insurance fuels decline in uninsured children. Margolis, Kyle // AHA News;12/23/2002, Vol. 38 Issue 49, p6
Presents the results of a study conducted by the Centers For Health System Change on public health insurance. Factors that helped decrease the numbers of low-income, uninsured children in the U.S.; Rates of uninsured children; Percentage of low-income children enrolled in Medicaid.
- Cost Increases Would Force Smaller Businesses to Cut Health Benefits. Leonard, Bill // HR Magazine;Oct2000, Vol. 45 Issue 10, p30
Reports that insurance cost increases would force small businesses in the United States to cut health benefits, according to a survey commissioned by the Healthcare Leadership Council. Details on the findings of the survey; How the researchers defined the small businesses they polled; Response...
- Getting the health care debate right. Stark, Andrew // Public Interest;Spring2003, Issue 151, p75
Deals with a debate over how to configure public health insurance for non-elderly people in the U.S. Overview of the nation's public health insurance program; Examination of the claims of both debating parties; Recommendations.
- Mental health parity laws don't affect access to care. Lee, Karen // Employee Benefit News;Jun2000, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p11
Focuses on the claim of health insurance industry advocates that mental health parity laws do not affect access to care in the United States. Information on the study `Mental Health Parity Legislation: Much Ado About Nothing?'; States that have passed parity laws.