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  1. Incremental strategies for providing health insurance for the uninsured projected federal costs and number of newly insured.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    - To present several incremental strategies for extending health insurance coverage for segments of an estimated 40.6 million uninsured persons in the United States.

    Along with these strategies, the federal costs and estimates of the number of newly insured are presented.

    Design

    - Using data from the Congressional Budget Office and the federal government, the number of newly insured persons in the United States under options designed to increase coverage among uninsured children, their parents, and workers between jobs are simulated.

    The federal costs and coverage implications of these options are estimated for federal fiscal years 1998 through 2002.

    Methods

    - Three distinct incremental approaches for covering the uninsured are explored.

    The first approach would expand coverage through the current Medicaid program.

    The second approach would provide financial incentives for parents of children eligible for Medicaid to purchase coverage, and the final approach provides time-limited subsidies allowing workers and their families to purchase insurance when they are between jobs.

    Main Results

    - The federal costs of these approaches range from $2 billion to $3 billion per year (enrollment outreach approach) to $5 billion to $7 billion per year (enrolling parents of Medicaid-eligible children approach). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Assurance maladie, Coût, Economie santé, Extension, Malade, Protection sociale, Stratégie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude cohorte, Homme, Non assuré

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health insurance, Costs, Health economy, Extension, Patient, Welfare aids, Strategy, United States, North America, America, Cohort study, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0011717

    Code Inist : 002B30A07B. Création : 17/04/1998.