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Budget Agreement Likely To Discourage Charitable Giving By Seniors
Judith Solomon
12/21/05
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

The Fallacy of Using Cash and Counseling to Support Proposals to Convert Medicaid to Vouchers or Health Savings Accounts
Pat Redmond and Judith Solomon
12/21/05
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Budget Conference Agreement Contains Substantial Cuts Aimed at Low-income Families and Individuals
Edwin Park, Sharon Parrott, and Robert Greenstein
12/18/05
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Congressional Budget Office Estimates Reveal Severity of Medicaid Cuts in House-Passed Reconciliation Bill
Edwin Park
Revised 12/15/05
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Medicaid Provisions of House Reconciliation Bill Both Harmful and Unnecessary Senate Bill Achieves Larger Savings Without Reducing Access to Care
Victoria Wachino, Leighton Ku, Edwin Park, and Judith Solomon
12/9/05
HTML, PDF, 18pp

House Budget Reconciliation Bill Would Harm People With Disabilities
Eileen Sweeney and Sharon Parrott
12/8/05
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Key Questions for Judging the Outcome of House-Senate Reconciliation Negotiations
Isaac Shapiro, Sharon Parrott, and Robert Greenstein
12/8/05
HTML, PDF, 12pp.

Cuts In House Budget Bill Aimed At Low-Income Families Reduced By Only 2%; Other 98% Of Cuts Remain Changes Made Before the Vote Were Very Small
Robert Greenstein and Sharon Parrott
Revised 12/5/05
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

CBO Information Shows Passed House Budget Bill Would Hit the Poor Hard
Robert Greenstein, Sharon Parrott, and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 12/5/05
24K-HTML, 41K-PDF, 2pp.

The House Reconciliation Bill’s Provisions On Medicaid Co-Payments and Premiums: Are They Mild or Harsh?
Leighton Ku, Vikki Wachino and Robert Greenstein
Revised 11/22/05
32K-HTML, 97K-PDF, 7pp.

Hardship Indicators Point to a Difficult Holiday Season: National Policy Response is Off Kilter
Arloc Sherman and Isaac Shapiro
11/21/05
322K-HTML, 99K-PDF, 10pp.

President Bush Embraces House Budget: Official "Statement Of Administration Policy" Raises No Concerns About Cuts In Programs For Low-Income Families
11/18/05
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families:
More Than Six Million Children on Medicaid Could be Subject to Dramatically Higher Premiums and Cost-Sharing Under the House Budget Bill

Cindy Mann and Jocelyn Guyer
11/10/05
238K-PDF, 3pp.

Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families:
House Budget Bill Would Eliminate All Current Federal Medicaid Benefit Standards for Six Million Children and Other Vulnerable People
Cindy Mann and Jocelyn Guyer
11/10/05
256K-PDF, 3pp.

House Medicaid Proposal Is Unnecessary and Could Impede Citizens’ Coverage
Leighton Ku and Donna Cohen Ross
11/9/05
18K-HTML, 77K-PDF, 3pp.

House Budget Bill Undermines Goals of Promoting Work and Responsibility
Sharon Parrott
Revised 11/8/05
26K-HTML, 47K-PDF, 2pp.

Administration Ignores MedPAC Findings and Recommendation in Threatening Veto Over Senate Medicare Provision
Edwin Park
11/4/05
15K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 2pp.

Unshared Sacrifice: Who’s Hurt, Who’s Helped, and What’s Spared Under the Emerging House Budget Reconciliation Plan
Sharon Parrott and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 11/2/05
44K-HTML, 75K-PDF, 9pp.
Fact Sheet: 46K-HTML, 10K-PDF, 1pp.

Health Opportunity Accounts for Low-Income Medicaid Beneficiaries: A Risky Approach
Edwin Park and Judith Solomon
Revised 11/1/05
48K-HTML, 58K-PDF, 8pp.

Understanding Florida's Medicaid Waiver Application
Winter Park Health Foundation
Posted 10/28/05

Energy and Commerce Committee Bill Imposes New Costs On Low-Income Medicaid Beneficiaries
Victoria Wachino
10/28/05
23K-HTML, 80K-PDF, 4pp.

Cost-Sharing Provisions in the Energy and Commerce Medicaid Proposal: Key Issues for Children and Families
Jocelyn Guyer and Cindy Mann
Revised 10/27/05
188K-PDF, 4pp.

Differences that Make a Difference: Comparing Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program Federal Benefits Standards
Cindy Mann and Elizabeth Kenny
10/25/05
Full Report: 122K-PDF, 8pp.
Summary: 90K-PDF, 2pp.

Larger Reconciliation Cuts in the House Would Put Low-Income Programs at Greater Risk
James Horney, Robert Greenstein, and Sharon Parrott
Revised 10/24/05
45K-HTML, 63K-PDF, 8pp.

Impact Of Additional Entitlement Cuts: A State-By-State Analysis
Sharon Parrott and Arloc Sherman
10/21/05
145K-HTML, 51K-PDF, 4pp.

Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Coverage Tables
Matthew Broaddus and Arloc Sherman
Updated 10/19/05
Table of Contents: 34K-HTM.
Excel files: Poverty Tables | Income Tables | Health Tables
PDF files:  Poverty Tables | Income Tables | Health Tables

Meeting the Basic Needs of Hurricane Katrina Victims: Recommendations to Federal Policymakers
Robert Greenstein
Revised 10/20/05
HTML, PDF, 19pp.

In a Time of Growing Need: State Choices Influence Health Coverage Access for Children and Families: A 50 State Update on Eligibility Rules, Enrollment and Renewal Procedures, and Cost-Sharing Practices in Medicaid and SCHIP for Children and Families
Donna Cohen-Ross, Laura Cox
10/18/05
3.6MB-PDF, 80pp.

An Analysis of The National Governors Association’s Proposals For “Short-Run Medicaid Reform”An Analysis of The National Governors Association’s Proposals For "Short-Run Medicaid Reform"
Victoria Wachino, Leighton Ku, Edwin Park And Judith Solomon
10/14/05
23K-HTML, 135K-PDF, 20pp.

Many Katrina Survivors Seeking Medicaid In Louisiana Shelters Remain Without Coverage: Medicaid Categorical Eligibility Rules Continue To Be The Major Barrier
Donna Cohen Ross
10/12/05
12K-HTML, 167K-PDF, 2pp.

Critical Choices: Will Congress Secure Health Care Savings by Targeting “Weak Claims” or “Weak Clients”?
Sharron Parrot
10/12/05
63K-HTML, 92K-PDF, 13pp.

Adopting MedPAC Recommendations to Reduce Excessive Medicare Managed Care Plan Payments Could Yield Large Budget Reconciliation Savings
Edwin Park
10/12/05
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Failing To Deliver: Administration’s Medicaid Waiver Policy Excludes Many Katrina Survivors and Provides No Guarantee of Full Federal Financing
Edwin Park
9/29/05
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Medicaid Categorical Eligibility Rules are Proving a Major Obstacle To Getting Health Coverage to Impoverished Katrina Victims in Louisiana
Donna Cohen Ross and Victoria Wachino
9/26/05
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Medicaid and SCHIP Retention in Challenging Times: Strategies from Managed Care Organizations
Pat Redmond
9/13/05
7K HTML, 289K PDF, 16pp.

Statement By Robert Greenstein On Administration Mischaracterizations Regarding The Economy And New Data On Poverty, Income, And Health Insurance
8/31/05
10K-HTML, 145K-PDF, 1pp.

Economic Recovery Failed To Benefit Much of The Population In 2004
8/30/05
25K-HTML, 195K-PDF, 4pp.

The Number Of Uninsured Americans Continued To Rise In 2004
8/30/05
31K-HTML, 168K-PDF, 4pp.

Public Benefits: Easing Poverty and Ensuring Medical Coverage
Arloc Sherman
Revised 8/17/05
68K-HTML, 96K-PDF, 9pp.

Medicaid: Improving Health, Saving Lives
Leighton Ku
Revised 8/17/05
193K-HTML, 184K-PDF, 9pp.

Risky Business: South Carolina's Medicaid Waiver Proposal
Judith Solomon
8/10/05
120K-HTML, 99K-PDF, 13pp.

Online Information About Key Low-Income Benefit Programs
Sharon Parrott
Updated 8/10/05
219K-HTML, 274K-PDF, 48pp.

Press Release: What Does the Safety Net Accomplish? New Series of Reports Examines Research Findings
7/19/05
32K-HTML, 88K-PDF, 4pp.

New Research Sheds Light On Risks From Increasing Medicaid Cost-Sharing And Reducing Medicaid Benefits
Leighton Ku
7/18/05
20K-HTML, 48K-PDF, 3pp.

Medicaid Commission Named By Secretary Leavitt Lacks Balance
Leighton Ku and Victoria Wachino
7/11/05
10K-HTML, 62K-PDF, 1pp.

Assessing The National Governors Association's Proposals To Allow Increases In Cost-Sharing Charges To Medicaid Beneficiaries
Leighton Ku and Victoria Wachino
7/7/05
13K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 2pp.

The Effect Of Increased Cost-Sharing In Medicaid: A Summary Of Research Findings
Leighton Ku
Revised 7/7/05
Full Report: 42K-HTML, 85K-PDF, 11pp.
Press Release: 16K-HTML, 166K-PDF, 2pp.

Protecting Low-Income and Moderate-Income Families' Savings
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and The Retirement Security Project
6/21/05
Summary: 52K-HTML, 92K-PDF, 8pp.
Full Report: 466K-PDF, 52pp.
Press Release: 21K-HTML, 84K-PDF, 3pp.
The Effect of Asset Tests on Saving: 135K-PDF, 7pp.

CBPP Statement: Robert Greenstein Comments on the National Governors Association's Medicaid Recommendations
6/15/05
9K-HTML, 37K-PDF, 2pp.

Out-Of-Pocket Medical Expenses For Medicaid Beneficiaries Are Substantial And Growing
Leighton Ku and Matthew Broaddus
5/31/05
Full Report: 64K-HTML, 66K-PDF, 6pp.
Press Release: 16K-HTML, 166K-PDF, 2pp.

Is Missouri's Medicaid Program Out-of-Step and Inefficient?
Leighton Ku and Judith Solomon
4/4/05
37K-HTML, 41K-PDF, 7pp.

Element of Medicare Trustees' Report Could Spell Trouble For Beneficiaries In Future Years
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan, Edwin Park
Revised 3/31/05
36K-HTML, 66K-PDF, 7pp.

House Budget Resolution Would Require Much Deeper Cuts In Key Low-Income Programs Than Senate Budget Plan
Sharon Parrott, Arloc Sherman, and Bradley Hardy
3/30/05
Full Report: 800K-HTML, 119K-PDF, 21pp.
Press Release: 19K-HTML, 56K-PDF, 3pp.
Appendix: HTML
State Data: HTML

The Senate's Cuts in Medicaid and SCHIP Substantially Exceed Those the Administration Proposed
Victoria Wachino
Revised 3/14/05
12K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 2pp.

The House Budget Committee's Proposed Medicaid and SCHIP Cuts Are Larger Than Those the Administration Proposed
Victoria Wachino
Revised 3/10/05
13K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 2pp.

Medicaid Cuts In President’s Budget Would Harm States and Likely Increase Ranks Of Uninsured
3/3/05
13K-HTML, 23K-PDF, 3pp.

Medicaid Budget Proposals Would Shift Costs To States And Be Likely To Cause Reductions In Health Coverage: Administration’s Proposal Also Implies Cap On Federal Funding
Victoria Wachino, Andy Schneider and Leighton Ku
2/18/05
131K-HTML, 61K-PDF, 11pp.

Future Medicaid Growth Is Not Due to Flaws in the Program's Design, But to Demographic Trends and General Increases in Health Care Costs
2/4/05
21K-HTML, 34K-PDF, 5pp.

Medicaid and SCHIP Protected Insurance Coverage for Millions of Low-Income Americans
Leighton Ku, Matt Broaddus and Victoria Wachino
1/31/05
130K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 7pp.

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