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An analysis of leading Congressional health care bills, 2007-2008: part I, insurance coverage

Contributor(s):
Collins, Sara R.
Nicholson, Jennifer.
Rustgi, Sheila D.
Commission on a High Performance Health System.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, [2009]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Care Reform -- legislation & jurisprudence
Insurance Coverage -- legislation & jurisprudence
Insurance, Health -- legislation & jurisprudence
Child
Disabled Persons
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- economics
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- legislation & jurisprudence
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- statistics & numerical data
Health Care Reform -- economics
Health Care Reform -- statistics & numerical data
Insurance Coverage -- economics
Insurance Coverage -- statistics & numerical data
Insurance, Health -- economics
Insurance, Health -- statistics & numerical data
Private Sector
Public Sector
Universal Coverage -- economics
Universal Coverage -- legislation & jurisprudence
Universal Coverage -- statistics & numerical data
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
This report analyzes and compares leading bills of the 110th Congress aimed at expanding and improving health insurance coverage. Bills and proposals from members of Congress and President-elect Barack Obama include plans to fundamentally reform the health insurance system through mixed private-public approaches that build on our current system; a public insurance option available to the entire population; bills to change the tax treatment of employer benefits; federal-state partnership to provide grants to states to expand coverage; and bills that would expand coverage for children or disabled individuals, among others. Using analysis from the Lewin Group, the authors provide coverage and cost estimates for the proposed bills, which range from 48.9 million uninsured people gaining coverage to a net loss of coverage for 283,000 people; proposals could increase national health spending by as much as $64.1 billion or create savings of $58.1 billion.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101517511 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
Collins, Sara R.
Nicholson, Jennifer.
Rustgi, Sheila D.
Commission on a High Performance Health System.
Commonwealth Fund.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, [2009]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Care Reform -- legislation & jurisprudence
Insurance Coverage -- legislation & jurisprudence
Insurance, Health -- legislation & jurisprudence
Child
Disabled Persons
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- economics
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- legislation & jurisprudence
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- statistics & numerical data
Health Care Reform -- economics
Health Care Reform -- statistics & numerical data
Insurance Coverage -- economics
Insurance Coverage -- statistics & numerical data
Insurance, Health -- economics
Insurance, Health -- statistics & numerical data
Private Sector
Public Sector
Universal Coverage -- economics
Universal Coverage -- legislation & jurisprudence
Universal Coverage -- statistics & numerical data
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
This report analyzes and compares leading bills of the 110th Congress aimed at expanding and improving health insurance coverage. Bills and proposals from members of Congress and President-elect Barack Obama include plans to fundamentally reform the health insurance system through mixed private-public approaches that build on our current system; a public insurance option available to the entire population; bills to change the tax treatment of employer benefits; federal-state partnership to provide grants to states to expand coverage; and bills that would expand coverage for children or disabled individuals, among others. Using analysis from the Lewin Group, the authors provide coverage and cost estimates for the proposed bills, which range from 48.9 million uninsured people gaining coverage to a net loss of coverage for 283,000 people; proposals could increase national health spending by as much as $64.1 billion or create savings of $58.1 billion.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101517511 (See catalog record)