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Statement: Robert Greenstein in Response to President Bush’s Veto of the Children’s Health Insurance Bill
12/12/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Curbing Medicare Advantage Overpayments Would Strengthen Medicare
12/5/07
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

New Children’s Health Legislation Would Not Allow Any Undocumented Immigrants to Enroll in SCHIP or Medicaid
12/4/07
Judith Solomon and Allison Orris
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Second Children's Health Bill Makes Significant Changes to Focus More Heavily on Poor Children: Changes Answer Criticisms of Earlier, Vetoed Bill
Revised 12/4/07
Edwin Park and Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Martinez Bill Would Weaken Children’s Health Coverage: Bill Would Lead to Cuts in SCHIP While Creating Poorly Designed Tax Credit
11/5/07
Edwin Park, Judith Solomon and Matt Broaddus
HTML PDF, 11pp.

Statement:
Robert Greenstein on the New SCHIP Legislation
10/25/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Poor Children First — or Last? Watch What the Administration is Doing, Not What It Is Saying
Robert Greenstein
10/17/07
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Expanding Children’s Health Insurance and Raising Federal Tobacco Taxes Helps Low-Income Families
Issued Jointly with Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
10/16/07
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Senate Republican Leadership to Seek Reconsideration of SCHIP Plan That Would Fail To Make Progress In Covering Uninsured Children
10/10/07
Edwin Park and Matthew Broaddus
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

"Crowd-Out" Is Not the Same As Voluntarily Dropping Private Health Insurance for Public Program Coverage
9/27/07
Leighton Ku
HTML PDF, 2pp.

Charge That Bipartisan SCHIP Compromise Bill Aids Undocumented Immigrants Is False
9/25/07
HTML PDF, 5pp.

CBO Estimates Show SCHIP Agreement Would Provide Health Insurance to 3.8 Million Uninsured Children
9/25/07
Edwin Park
HTML PDF, 4pp.

Statement: Robert Greenstein on New Congressional SCHIP Agreement
9/21/07
HTML PDF, 1pp.

Collateral Damage: Children Can Lose Coverage When Their Parents Lose Health Insurance
9/17/07
Leighton Ku
HTML PDF, 2pp.

Number and Percentage of Americans Who Are Uninsured Climbs Again: Poverty Edges Down but Remains Higher, and Median Income for Working-Age Households Remains Lower, than When Recession Hit Bottom in 2001
Revised 8/31/07
HTML PDF, 6pp.

More Americans, Including More Children, Now Lack Health Insurance
Revised 8/31/07
HTML PDF, 6pp.

Statement:
CBPP Statement on Census' 2006 Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Data
Revised 8/31/07
HTML PDF, 1pp.

House Health Legislation Would Curb Medicare Overpayments to Private Plans, While Aiding Medicare Beneficiaries Overall
Revised 8/1/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

CBO Estimates Show Large Gains In Children's Health Coverage Under Senate SCHIP Bill
revised 8/7/07
Edwin Park
HTML PDF, 3pp.

Lott-McConnell SCHIP Proposal Would Fail To Make Progress In Covering Uninsured Children: Proposal also Includes Risky Provisions that Preempt State Health Insurance Laws
8/1/07
Edwin Park and Matt Broaddus
HTML, PDF, 8pp

New Charges About How House Children’s Health Bill Affects Undocumented Immigrants Are False
8/1/07
Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

CBO Estimates Show House Bill Would Provide Health Insurance to 5 Million Uninsured Children
Revised 8/1/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Administration’s Proposed Tax Deduction For Health Insurance Seriously Flawed
7/31/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Would Tax Incentives Be An Effective Way To Expand Health Coverage For Low-Income Children And Families?
7/31/07
Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Barton-Deal SCHIP Bill Would Not Provide States Sufficient Funding Even To Maintain Current Caseloads: Bill Would Cause Significant Increase In Number Of Uninsured Children
7/31/07
Edwin Park and Matthew Broaddus
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Private Plans Continue to Use Misleading Arguments to Oppose Reforms of Medicare Overpayments
7/31/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

House SCHIP Legislation Would Repeal Dubious “45-Percent Threshold” Provision
7/30/07
Robert Greenstein and James Horney
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Congress to Consider Repeal of Medicare Demonstration Project Designed To Promote Privatization, Rather Than Yield Valid Results: Project Also Would Drive Up Premiums for Traditional Medicare
7/23/07
Edwin Park and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

The Administration’s Dubious Claims about the Emerging Children’s Health Insurance Legislation: Myth and Reality
Revised 7/20/07
Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Informing the Debate about Curbing Medicare Advantage Overpayments
7/19/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Medicaid Documentation Requirement Disproportionately Harms Non-Hispanics, New State Data Show: Rule Mostly Hurts U.S. Citizen Children, Not Undocumented Immigrants
7/10/07
Donna Cohen Ross
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

The False "Public Versus Private" Choice For Children’s Health Coverage
6/21/07
Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

New Research Shows Simplifying Medicaid Can Reduce Children's Hospitalizations
6/11/07
Leighton Ku
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Can Incentives For Healthy Behavior Improve Health And Hold Down Medicaid Costs?
6/1/07
Pat Redmond, Judith Solomon, and Mark Lin
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Comparing Public and Private Health Insurance for Children
5/11/07
Leighton Ku
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Curbing Medicare Overpayments To Private Insurers Could Benefit Minorities And Help Expand Children’s Health Coverage
5/10/07
Edwin Park and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Statement by Robert Greenstein on CBO Report on SCHIP
5/10/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Testimony: Judith Solomon Before the PA House Insurance Committee on House Bill 700, the Pennsylvania Health Care Reform Act
5/3/07
Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 5pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF, 2pp.

A Brief Analysis of the Social Security And Medicare Trustees’ Report
4/23/07
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Statement: Robert Greenstein On The New Report from the Medicare Trustees
4/23/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Private Plan Overpayments Weaken Medicare’s Financing and Hasten the Program’s Insolvency
4/20/07
Edwin Park and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Forthcoming Medicare Trustees' Report May Contain Dubious "Medicare Funding Warning"
4/20/07
Robert Greenstein and James Horney
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Reducing Disparities in Health Coverage for Legal Immigrant Children and Pregnant Women
4/20/07
Leighton Ku
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Census Revises Estimates of the Number of Uninsured People
4/5/07
Leighton Ku
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

President's "Affordable Choices" Initiative Provides Little Support for State Efforts to Expand Health Coverage
4/3/07
Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

Low-Income and Minority Beneficiaries Do Not Rely Disproportionately on Medicare Advantage Plans: Industry Campaign to Protect Billions in Overpayments Rests on Distortions
4/3/07
Edwin Park and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 11pp.

Fact Sheet: Congress Has a Number Of Options To Pay For Extending Health Coverage To More Low-Income Children
3/14/07
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Clearing Up Confusion on the Costs of Covering Uninsured Children Eligible For Medicaid or SCHIP
3/13/07
Edwin Park, Robert Greenstein, and Matthew Broaddus
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

New Medicaid Citizenship Documentation Requirement Is Taking A Toll: States Report Enrollment Is Down and Administrative Costs Are Up
Revised 3/9/07
Donna Cohen Ross
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 9pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF, 2pp.

CBO Estimates President's SCHIP Proposal Would Lead to Large Enrollment Declines and Funding Shortfalls
3/13/07
Edwin Park and Matthew Broaddus
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

SCHIP Reauthorization: President’s Budget Would Provide Less than Half the Funds that States Need to Maintain SCHIP Enrollment
Revised 3/13/07
Edwin Park and Matthew Broaddus
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Options Exist For Offsetting the Cost of Extending Health Coverage to More Low-Income Children
Edwin Park and Robert Greenstein
3/8/07
HTML PDF, 10pp.

Cost-Sharing and Premiums in Medicaid: What Rules Apply?
2/28/07
Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Improving Children's Health: A Chartbook about the Roles of Medicaid and SCHIP
2007 Edition
HTML, PDF, 49pp.

CBO Estimates That States Will Face Federal SCHIP Shortfalls of $13.4 Billion over Next Five Years
2/26/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Fourteen States Face SCHIP Shortfalls This Year Totaling Over $700 Million
Edwin Park and Matthew Broaddus
Revised 2/22/07
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Freezing SCHIP Funding in Coming Years Would Reverse Recent Gains in Children's Health Coverage
Matt Broaddus and Edwin Park
Revised 2/22/07
HTML, PDF, 13pp.
State-by-State Data

The Administration Again Proposes to Shift Federal Medicaid Costs to States
2/14/07
Leighton Ku, Andy Schneider, and Judy Solomon
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Health Insurance “Connectors” Should Be Designed to Supplement Public Coverage, Not Replace It
1/29/07
Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Statement:
Robert Greenstein on Budget and Health Care Tax Issues in the State of the Union
Revised 1/24/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Resuming the Path to Health Coverage for Children and Parents: A 50 State Update on Eligibility Rules, Enrollment and Renewal Procedures, and Cost-Sharing Practices in Medicaid and SCHIP in 2006
1/2/07
Donna Cohen Ross, Laura Cox, and Caryn Marks
PDF, 75pp.