The brief updates a previous report by the Foundation on crowd-out, the phenomenon of public coverage substituting for private insurance.
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Christian Science Monitor examined how the ERISA could invalidate many of the budding efforts by states and cities to expand access to health care.
House Democrats are not in a negotiating mood after garnering more than 40 votes from Republicans in support of a compromise SCHIP reauthorization.
As people with Medicare enroll for 2008 Part D prescription coverage, financial and pharmacist experts explain how to stretch this health insurance coverage to make the most of it.
Congressman Chaka Fattah joined with a bi-partisan coalition of his colleagues and voted in favor of ensuring health coverage for 10 million low income children.
Many US residents lack health insurance, and others hold steady jobs and work hard but regard health coverage as a luxury they can't afford.
House voted to approve compromise legislation that would reauthorize SCHIP and expand enrollment from 6.6 million children to about 10 million children.
The New York Times on Wednesday examined how many small businesses, despite increased health insurance premiums, continue to offer coverage to employees by "cutting benefits and shifting more costs onto their workers."
As House Just Approved the State Children's Health Insurance Program would Giuliani, McCain, Romney and Thompson Stand with Bush and Veto Children's Health Insurance Program SCHIP?
A growing number of employers and health insurers are using care managers, or integrated health managers, who"essentially audit an employee's health care and look for ways to both improve outcomes and save money," the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the consulting firm Deloitte & Touche, there are more than 200 care managers in the U.S.
Employer-sponsored health insurance premiums increased by more than twice the rate of inflation in 2007, and costs are expected to continue to rise next year.
President Bush is threatening to veto the SCHIP compromise bill in order to force revisions to the tax code that would provide deductions to individuals who purchase private insurance.
Senate and House negotiators have reached an agreement on compromise legislation that would reauthorize SCHIP.
About 89.6 million U.S. residents younger than age 65, or about 34.7% of the population, lacked health insurance coverage at some point during 2006-2007.
SCHIP improved children's health coverage and reduced the number and rate of uninsured children.
President Bush promised to veto compromise legislation that would reauthorize and expand SCHIP.
Providing health coverage to the uninsured is the most important health-related issue for presidential candidates to address among Democrats and Independents.
Congress not lose sight of the hundreds of thousands of poor children currently enrolled in SCHIP.
House Democrats could announce a compromise with the Senate on legislation that would reauthorize and expand SCHIP.
PAP smears and mammograms, screening tests for women's health issues, account for nearly three-fourths of wellness claims on Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company policies.
The analysis shows that 70% of children who would gain or retain SCHIP coverage under Senate legislation.
Wal-Mart Stores announced a new health plan that seeks to reduce costs and expand benefits for employees.
Congressional negotiators have agreed not to include revisions to Medicare in compromise SCHIP legislation.
Hillary Rodham Clinton considers doing away with the employer-based health care system but concluded that people like it.
Health insurers "are pushing back" against the high cost of new "specialty drugs" by limiting coverage of the drugs "to only the disease for which they are specifically approved by [FDA] -- or for which there is extensive evidence of efficacy in clinical trials, the Wall Street Journal reports. Insurance officials say specialty drugs, which can cost thousands of dollars, that are used to "treat relatively small groups of people ... comprise one of the fastest-growing parts of health spending," according to the Journal.
House Democrats are unhappy with concessions their leaders are proposing to make" on compromise SCHIP legislation.
Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the details of her proposal to expand health insurance to all U.S. residents.