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Addressing the Needs of the Uninsured in a Challenging Economic Environment

Paula Roy


On March 12, 2002, Paula Roy, made a presentation in a Web-assisted teleconference at Session 1, which was entitled "Trends in the Uninsured: Impact and Implications of the Current Economic Environment."

This is the text version of Ms. Roy's slide presentation. Select to access the PowerPoint® slides (1.3 MB).


Trends in the Uninsured: Impact and Implications of the Current Economic Environment

Paula Roy
Executive Director
Delaware Health Care Commission

Slide 1

  • Understand nationally; Act Locally.
  • States Need to Collect Own Data.

Slide 2

This slide shows a picture of an umbrella with the words "Paving the Way to a Healthier Delaware: an Uninsured Action Plan" over the umbrella. On the left slide of the umbrella it says "Community Healthcare Access Plan," and on the right side it says "State Planning Project."

Slide 3

In the upper left corner of this slide is a drawing of the State of Delaware with a bubble that says "99,000 Uninsured." There is a picture of a man next to the words "75 percent are Working," a picture of children next to the words "18 percent are Children," and a picture of a house next to the words "66 percent Own/Buying Their Home."

Slide 4

In the upper left corner of this slide is a drawing of the State of Delaware with a bubble that says "99,000 Uninsured." There is a picture of a group a adults next to the words "200 percent FPL Family of 4 = $35,000," a picture of coins next to the words "80 percent are above the Federal Poverty Level," and a picture of a stethoscope next to the words "25 percent are Eligible for Existing Programs, But not Enrolled."

Slide 5

  • Health Care Cost Increases Threaten Status Quo.
  • Good Data = Good Decisions.
  • Prevent Further Erosion.

Slide 6

  • Insurance Market.
  • Employer Pressures.
  • Costs.
  • Uninsured.

Slide 7

The Challenges...

  • Uninsured Population is Diverse in Nature.
  • Health Costs Are Increasing.
  • Limited State Resources.
  • Lack of Flexibility With Federal Funds
    (Health Insurance Flexibility & Accountability—HIFA).
  • Numerous Values/Points of Reference.
  • Politically Challenging
    Solutions May Appear In-Equitable!!

Current as of June 2002


Internet Citation

Trends in the Uninsured: Impact and Implications of the Current Economic Environment. Slide Presentation by Paula Roy at Web-Assisted Teleconference, "Addressing the Needs of the Uninsured in a Challenging Economic Environment." Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/uninsurteleconf/session1/roytxt.htm


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