Contents The Rural Context Review of Existing Research on the Three Focal Topics Data Sources Available to Conduct Research on the Focal Topics Implications of Study Findings Enhancing Rural Human Services Information
In January 2001, the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, the largest employer-sponsored health insurance program in the Nation, instituted a mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) parity policy in compliance with an earlier Presidential directive. This policy mandated that MH/SA services would be covered to the same extent as gene
Moving Into Adulthood: Were the Impacts of Mandatory Programs for Welfare-Dependent Teenage Parents Sustained After the Programs Ended?
TEENAGE PARENT DEMONSTRATION Report on Results of Long-Term Follow-up, Executive Summary Moving into Adulthood: Were the Impacts of Mandatory Programs for Welfare-Dependent Teenaged Parents Sustained After the Programs Ended? by Ellen Eliason Kisker, Anu Rangarajan, and Kimberly Boller
Dynamics of Children's Movement Among the AFDC, Medicaid, and Foster Care Programs Prior to Welfare Reform: 1995-1996
Policy changes may have both positive and negative effects on programs that are not the primary target of the policy. Policymakers hope that the potential negative effects are minimized and do not outweigh the positive effects on the target program as well as on other programs. Analyzing the patterns of program utilization by children before and a
The $3 billion Welfare-to-Work (WtW) grants program established by Congress as part of the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 provided funds to over 700 state and local grantees. Congress appropriated funds for FY1998 and FY1999, and grantees were allowed five years to spend their funds. (1) The intent of the grants program, administered at the
Contents Key Questions and Findings Conclusions Lessons Concerning Program Design and Implementation Endnotes
Content The Study What We Found Endnote
Changes in children's health insurance coverage occur with far greater frequency than the modest year-to-year changes in the proportion uninsured or the proportion with different types of coverage would suggest. We present evidence that in the one-year period from July 1993 through June 1994 there were more than 23 million instances of children ch
Child Care Quality: Does it Matter and Does It Need to be Improved? Executive Summary Contents Does the Quality of Child Care Have Meaningful Effects on Childrens Developmental Outcomes? What Is the Quality of Care in the United States? Is There a Case for Public Investment in Quality Child Care? Conclusions
Ronald J. Ozminkowski, Ph.D., Mark W. Smith, Ph.D., Rosanna M. Coffey, Ph.D., Tami L. Mark, Ph.D., Cheryl A. Neslusan, Ph.D., and John Drabek, Ph.D. The MEDSTAT Group
This report describes the experience of selected state governments in regulating provider-owned health care delivery systems that accept insurance risk for the provision or arrangement of health care services. We refer to these entities as Provider-Sponsored Organizations (PSOs). The primary sources of the information used for this report were int
Health Care in Transition: Technology Assessment in the Private Sector Prepared by: Richard Rettig of the RAND Corporation Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. July, 1996.
ANALYSIS OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PATTERNS: FINDINGS FROM THE SIPP EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Examining Substitution: State Strategies to Limit "Crowd Out" in the Era of Children's Health Insurance Expansions
EXAMINING SUBSTITUTION: STATE STRATEGIES TO LIMIT CROWD OUT IN THE ERA OF CHILDRENS HEALTH INSURANCE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Recent studies of health insurance regulation all have concluded that state regulation of insurance issue, renewal and rating in general either reduces health insurance coverage or, on net, has no impact on coverage. Some of these studies have found that regulation has no significant impact on overall coverage, but that regulation may change the r
What Impact HIPAA? State Regulation and Private Health Insurance Coverage among Adults by Deborah J. Chollet, Ph.D. Kosali Ilayperuma Simon, Ph.D. Adele M. Kirk, M.A.