Access to Health Care: States Respond to Growing Crisis

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DIANE Publishing, May 1, 1993 - 94 pages
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Reviews state initiatives to expand access to health insurance and control rising health care costs. Describes comprehensive plans to provide universal access to coverage, programs to extend access to specific groups, and efforts to control costs by reforming payment mechanisms. Maps and graphs.

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Page 84 - Major Contributors to This Report Human Resources Division, Washington, DC Seattle Regional Office Office of General Counsel
Page 34 - premium, which may be no higher than 102 percent of the group rate. ^CommonHealth providers receive the same reimbursements as those for Medicaid
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Page 77 - had the highest margins, averaging 5.3 percent Equal Payments and Payments for Uncompensated Care Improve Access Hospital Support and Cooperation Vital to the Current System New York's Single-Payer Demonstration Project Will Attempt to Reduce Administrative Costs Payment Reform Can Reduce Health Care
Page 39 - insurance pool fund if they do not provide health insurance, and • a risk pool to cover those unable to obtain insurance because of preexisting medical conditions. A fourth component was added in 1991, when Oregon enacted

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