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Addressing the Needs of the Uninsured in a Challenging Economic Environment
Slide Presentation by Theresa Sachs
On March 13, 2002, Theresa Sachs made a presentation in a Web-assisted teleconference at Session 2, which was entitled "State and Local Efforts to Close the Gaps between Public and Private Insurance Coverage."
This is the text version of Ms. Sachs' slide presentation. Select to access the PowerPoint® slides (1 MB).
State and Local Efforts to Close the Gaps between Public and Private Insurance Coverage
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Public Programs and the Uninsured
- Medicaid State Plan.
- State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
- Health Reform Demonstrations.
Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability (HIFA)
- Section 1115 approach.
- Coverage expansions.
- Employer-sponsored insurance.
Funding for Expansions
- "Pass-through" expansions.
- Re-direct (disproportion share hospital) DSH.
- Managed care savings.
SCHIP Funding in HIFA (Health Insurance Flexibility & Accountability)
- Pregnant women.
- Childless adults.
- Children protected.
HIFA Employer-Sponsored Insurance Flexibility
- Cost sharing.
- Cost effectiveness.
HIFA in Present Environment
- Unforeseeable circumstances.
- Rising numbers of uninsured.
- Great deal of activity.
Approved HIFA Demonstrations
- Arizona - childless adults and parents.
- California - parents.
- SCHIP funding.
- Benefit package modifications.
- Enrollment fee.
- Expansion - primary care.
- Application template.
- Expedited review.
State and Local Efforts to Close the Gaps between Public and Private Insurance Coverage. Slide Presentation by Theresa Sachs, 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/uninsuredtele/session2/sachstxt.htm
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