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National Academy for State Health Policy © Young and Uninsured: Closing the Gap for the Invincibles and the Ineligible AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference February 4, 2008 Alan Weil Executive Director National Academy for State Health Policy
National Academy for State Health Policy © Why I Dont Have Many Slides Eva Elise Weil, born Jan. 9, 2008
National Academy for State Health Policy © Ages 30-35, 12% Under 18, 20% Ages 36-49, 23% Ages 50-64, 15% Ages 24-29, 16% Ages 19-23, 14% Uninsured Non-Elderly Adults, % or 13.3 million of the uninsured are young adults Source: S. Collins et al. Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can Help Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief, August (Analysis of March 2006 CPS.)
National Academy for State Health Policy © Uninsured Young Adults, 2005 <100% FPL, 41% 200% FPL, 28% % FPL, 31% Source: S. Collins et al. Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can Help Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief, August (Analysis of March 2006 CPS.) More than 70% have incomes below twice the federal poverty level
National Academy for State Health Policy © State Public Coverage Options Medicaid mandatory categories do not generally fit the young adult population –State options to cover certain 19 and 20 year olds Ribicoff Medically Needy Chafee/Foster Care Leavers –Waivers Childless adults Family planning –Buy-ins and state-funded programs SCHIP only covers children up to age 19
National Academy for State Health Policy © States Taking up Medicaid Options for Certain Year Olds Implemented 3 options (3) Implemented 2 options (10) Implemented 1 option (18) Did not implement any option (19) Sources: NASHP analysis based on Harriette B. Fox, et al., The Public Health Insurance Cliff for Older Adolescents, Incenter Strategies, April 2007; and American Public Human Services Association, Medicaid Access for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care, 2007.
National Academy for State Health Policy © State Private Coverage Options Dependent Coverage Laws Underwriting and Rating Rules Limited benefit plans Individual Mandates/ College Student Mandates
National Academy for State Health Policy © State Dependent Coverage Laws Source: NASHP, State Efforts to Extend Dependent Coverage for Young Adults; NCSL, The Changing Definition of Dependent: Who is Insured and for How Long?; and S.R. Collins et al. Rite of Passage? Why Young Americans Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can Help (The Commonwealth Fund, 2007).
National Academy for State Health Policy © Do They View Themselves as Invincible? Source: S. Collins et al. Rite of Passage? Why Young Adults Become Uninsured and How New Policies Can Help Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief, August (2005 Commonwealth Fund Biennial health Insurance Survey.)
Figure 1. There Are 13.3 Million Uninsured Young Adults Ages 19–29, 30 Percent of the Nonelderly Uninsured, 2005 Source: Analysis of the March 2006 Current.
Time for Change: The Hidden Cost of a Fragmented Health Insurance System Karen Davis President, The Commonwealth Fund Testimony to the Senate Aging Committee.
THE COMMONWEALTH FUND 1 Shifting Health Care Financial Risk to Families Is Not a Sound Strategy: The Changes Needed to Ensure Americans Health Security.
Exhibit Million Uninsured Young Adults in 2008, Up by 2.8 Million in Last Eight Years Millions uninsured, adults ages 19–29 Source: Analysis of.
THE COMMONWEALTH FUND Insured But Poorly Protected: How Many Are Underinsured? U.S. Adults Trends, 2003 to 2007 Release Briefing Charts Commonwealth Fund.
Figure 1. Employers Provide Health Benefits to More than 160 Million Working Americans and Family Members Source: S. R. Collins, C. White, and J. L. Kriss,
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THE COMMONWEALTH FUND Rite of Passage: Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act of 2010 Sara R. Collins, Ph.D. Vice President, Affordable Health Insurance.
THE COMMONWEALTH FUND Figure Million Uninsured in 2008; Increase of 7.9 Million Since 2000 Number of uninsured, in millions Source: U.S. Census Bureau,
K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 0 Health Reform Primer: Who are the Uninsured? Diane Rowland, Sc.D. Executive Vice.
THE COMMONWEALTH FUND The Future of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance The Commonwealth Fund and The Century Foundation Business and National Health Care.
THE COMMONWEALTH FUND 1 An Estimated 116 Million Adults Were Uninsured, Underinsured, Reported a Medical Bill Problem, and/or Did Not Access Needed Health.
State Budget Issues Across the Nation: How does North Carolina Compare? North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management Annual Conference October.
Welcome Youth Conference – Monday 19 th March 2007.
Figure ES-1. How Well Do Different Strategies Meet Principles for Health Insurance Reform? Principles for Reform Tax Incentives and Individual Insurance.
BMU - E I 1 Development of renewable energy sources in Germany in
Figure 1. Majority of U.S. Workers Get Health Insurance Through Employers, 2007 Own employer coverage 56% Other employer coverage 16% Public programs 5%
K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 0 Medicaid: The Essentials Diane Rowland, Sc.D. Executive Vice President, Henry J.
THE COMMONWEALTH FUND Rising Health Care Costs: Implications for the Health and Financial Security of U.S. Families Sara R. Collins, Ph.D. Assistant Vice.
Lisa Dubay, Ph.D., Sc.M. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Center for Children and Families Getting to the Finish Line:
Figure 1. Rating the U.S. Health System Scores on major dimensions of system performance Source: Commonwealth Fund National Scorecard on U.S. Health System.
BMU – KI III 1 Development of renewable energy sources in Germany in
K A I S E R C O M M I S S I O N O N Medicaid and the Uninsured Figure 0 Medicaid and the Economy Diane Rowland and Robin Rudowitz Henry J. Kaiser Family.
Health Care and the Economic Slowdown Barbara Coulter Edwards National Association of State Medicaid Directors February 15, 2008.
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Figure 1. States’ Policies to Reduce Costs for Small Employers * 33 states with policies out of 50 responding states and the District of Columbia. Source:
Exhibit 1. One-Quarter of Adults Reported a Gap in Coverage in 2011; More Than Half Were Uninsured for Two Years or More * Combines Insured now, time uninsured.
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THE COMMONWEALTH FUND Rutgers Center for State Health Policy Aiming Higher A State Scorecard on Health System Performance Joel C. Cantor and Dina Belloff.
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