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Data on Enrollment, Premiums, and Cost-Sharing in HAS-Qualified Health Plans

Description: Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), which have been available since 2004, are the newest addition to the array of tax-advantaged accounts people can use to pay for unreimbursed medical expenses. To set up an HSA, one must enroll in a qualifying high-deductible health plan (HDHP). This report analyzes findings about enrollment in HSA-qualified HDHPs.
Date: May 13, 2006
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Health Insurance Coverage: Characteristics of the Insured and Uninsured Populations in 2000

Description: Nearly one out of seven Americans were without health insurance for all of 2000. This was the second consecutive annual decrease in the percentage of uninsured people. The largest gain in health insurance coverage was in the employment-based coverage. This report examines the characteristics of both the insured and the uninsured populations in the United States.
Date: February 26, 2002
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Health Insurance Coverage: Characteristics of the Insured and Uninsured Populations in 2001

Description: The number of Americans without health insurance rose in 2001 to 41.2 million Americans - an increase of 1.4 million people from 2000. This reverses a two-year trend of falling numbers of uninsured. This report examines the characteristics of both the insured and the uninsured populations in the United States.
Date: November 7, 2002
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medicare: Beneficiary Cost-Sharing Under Prescription Drug Legislation

Description: This report provides an analysis of how the cost-sharing and premium provisions under the Prescription Drug and Medicare Improvement Act of 2003 (S. 1) and the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003 (H bill would affect the amount that a beneficiary would pay annually for prescription drugs.
Date: July 25, 2003
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medicare: Beneficiary Cost-Sharing Under Proposed Prescription Drug Benefits

Description: This report examines these proposals as well as the “Medicare Rx Drug Benefit and Discount Act of 2003,” which was introduced by Representative Charles Rangel, the ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Specifically, this report provides background on how the cost-sharing and premium provisions under each bill would affect the amount that a beneficiary pays annually for prescription drugs.
Date: June 17, 2003
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medicare: Beneficiary Cost-Sharing Under Proposed Prescription Drug Benefits

Description: This report provides background on how the cost-sharing and premium provisions under each bill would affect the amount that a beneficiary pays annually for prescription drugs. In addition, this report gives examples of how annual cost-sharing would differ for beneficiaries with various levels of total prescription drug spending in 2006 under the plans.
Date: June 26, 2003
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Budget Reconciliation: Projections of Funding in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

Description: In FY2005, six states faced the prospect of running out of federal funds in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). This was the first time since the program’s creation in 1997 that multiple states faced such a shortfall. The shortfalls were avoided by the redistribution of funds from other states’ original SCHIP allotments that had not been spent by the end of the three-year period of availability. To address this, the reconciliation proposal approved by the Senate Finance Committee would reduce the period of availability for original allotments from three years to two.
Date: October 28, 2005
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Comparative Analysis of Private Health Insurance Provisions of H.R. 3962 and S.Amdt. 2786 to H.R. 3590

Description: This report compares many of the private health insurance provisions of H.R. 3962 and the Senate Amendment. For each of the major private health insurance reforms, the report first gives a narrative description of the context and current law, then describes where H.R. 3962 and the Senate Amendment make similar reforms and how their approaches differ.
Date: December 16, 2009
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Health Insurance: Uninsured by State, 2005

Description: An estimated 15.9% of the U.S. populations lacked health insurance coverage in 2005. When examined by state, estimates of the percent uninsured ranged from a low of 8.4% in Minnesota to a high of 24.2% in Texas. Generally, states in the Midwest and New England have lower rates of uninsured, while states in the Southwestern and Southern portion of the nation have higher shares of their populations without coverage.
Date: September 8, 2006
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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CRS Issue Statement on Health Care Reform

Description: Interests in health care reform are driven by growing concern about several widely discussed problems, most especially health insurance coverage, health care costs, and patients' access to quality care.
Date: January 14, 2010
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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FY2008 SCHIP Allotments

Description: This iss a report on the State Children's Health Insurance Program funds in the fiscal year 2008 through the fiscal yyear 2012.
Date: October 25, 2007
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Health Insurance Coverage of Children, 2003

Description: In 2003, 9.1 million children went without health insurance in the U.S. This was not significantly different than in 2002. However, for the third year in a row, the number of children covered by employment-based health insurance dropped but was more than offset by the increase in public coverage. This report provides an overview of the health insurance coverage of children in 2003.
Date: August 30, 2004
Creator: Peterson, Chris L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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