Improving Access to Health Care: What Can the States Do?

Title

Improving Access to Health Care: What Can the States Do?

Year

1992

Abstract

Health care cost increases may seem under control but the issue of access remains a serious problem. This text features a dozen essays addressing that issue from the states' perspective.

Files

Download 1. Introduction (465 KB)

Download 5.2 Small Employer Health Insurance Pools / Andrew J. Hogan and Stephen A. Woodbury (563 KB)

Download 5.3 Medicaid Buy-In Programs for Uninsured Children and Nonworking Adults / Andrew J. Hogan and Stephen A. Woodbury (364 KB)

Download 8. Labor Market Impacts of Policies to Expand Access to Health Care / Stephen A. Woodbury and Andrew J. Hogan (1.2 MB)

Contents

Part I An Overview of the Access Problem

1. Introduction / John H. Goddeeris and Andrew J. Hogan
2. Nature and Dimensions of the Problem of Access / Rashid Bashshur and Cater Webb

Part II State Level Policies to Improve Access

3. Universal Health Insurance Coverage Through a Single Public Payer / Andrew J. Hogan, John H. Goddeeris
4. Combining Private Insurance with Public Programs to Achieve Universal Coverage / John H. Goddeeris
5. Programs for Specific Populations
5.1 Piecemeal Programs of Health Insurance for the Uninsured / Andrew J. Hogan
5.2 Small Employer Health Insurance Pools / Andrew J. Hogan and Stephen A. Woodbury
5.3 Medicaid Buy-In Programs for Uninsured Children and Nonworking Adults / Andrew J. Hogan and Stephen A. Woodbury
5.4 High-Risk Pools / Dianne Miller Wolman
5.5 Uncompensated Care: What States Are Doing / John M. Herrick and Joseph Papsidero

Part III Issues in Policy Implementation

6. Benefit Package Considerations in a State Health Care Plan / David R. Nerenz, Barry M. Zajac, Denise P. Repasky, Patricia D. Williams, and Vinod K. Sahney
7. Public Financing Approaches to Improve Access to Health Care: Alternative Revenue Sources / John E. Anderson
8. Labor Market Impacts of Policies to Expand Access to Health Care / Stephen A. Woodbury and Andrew J. Hogan
9. Just Caring: An Experiment in Health Policy Formation / Leonard M. Fleck

ISBN

9780880991186 (pbk.)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Wages, health insurance and other benefits; Health insurance

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Goddeeris, John H., and Andrew J. Hogan, eds. 1992. Improving Access to Health Care: What Can the States Do? Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.