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Blueprint, Fall 2009

Publication Date: 12.07.2009
The latest issue of Blueprint presents an overview of the critical issue of expanding insurance coverage, commentary by Jim Tallon on the crisis in health care, and a host of features on Fund initiatives and events.

Health Insurance Coverage in New York, 2008

Publication Date: 06.21.2010
Author: Allison Cook, Emily Lawton, and Danielle Holahan
Updated and expanded with 2007-2008 data from the Current Population Survey, the Fund’s annual chartbook provides an invaluable snapshot of the uninsured in New York, detailing income, employment status, age, and other demographic information. It also tracks coverage distribution among workers and low-income New Yorkers, estimates the number of uninsured New Yorkers who are eligible for public health insurance, and describes trends in coverage over time.

Medicaid in New York: Looking Back (2000-2010)

Publication Date: 07.22.2010
Author: Michael Birnbaum

Michael Birnbaum, director of policy for the United Hospital Fund's Medicaid Institute, delivered this presentation at the July 14, 2010, conference, "A New Era in Medicaid: Federal Reform and Fiscial Uncertainty."

Presentations from "A New Era in Medicaid: Federal Reform and Fiscal Uncertainty"

Publication Date: 07.23.2010

Presentations from the July 2010 conference, "A New Era in Medicaid: Federal Reform and Fiscal Uncertainty."

Enrolling Childless Adults in Medicaid

Publication Date: 10.11.2010
Author: Danielle Holahan

A Medicaid Institute report outlining health care reform's opportunities and incentives for states to extend Medicaid eligibility to more childless adults. New York's experience with this population is relevant to other states that will extend eligibility to it for the first time. The Affordable Care Act's significant financial incentives and new opportunities to streamline enrollment may also help New York meet its own enrollment challenges.


Publication Date: 10.26.2010
The Fund's 2010 annual report focuses on the clear links between our unique approach to improving health care, our accomplishments of the past year, and the challenging road immediately ahead, through a time of unprecedented urgency and opportunity.

A Multipayer Approach to Health Care Reform

Publication Date: 11.11.2010
Author: Sean Cavanaugh and Gregory Burke

This Fund report assesses the opportunities and challenges for multipayer collaborations to be critical agents of reform in health care delivery.

Medicaid Transportation in New York: Background and Options

Publication Date: 11.16.2010
Author: Kathy Kuhmerker, Mary Beth Pohl, Chris Park, and Kavita Choudhry

This paper, written by staff from the Lewin Group for the Fund's Medicaid Institute, describes New York's program for providing transportation services to Medicaid beneficiaries, considers the strengths and weaknesses of the state's program, and assesses alternative approaches to improve the program and reduce costs.

Blueprint, Fall/Winter 2010

Publication Date: 12.16.2010
This issue of Blueprint features a cover story on making health care reform work in an environment of fiscal constraints, a commentary by Jim Tallon framing the Affordable Care Act, and a host of articles on Fund initiatives, grants, and events.

Medicaid in New York: Current Roles, Recent Experience, and Implications of Federal Reform

Publication Date: 12.20.2010
Author: Michael Birnbaum

This Medicaid Institute publication lays out the challenges and opportunities facing New York’s Medicaid program, against a backdrop of a historic federal health care reform law and an unprecedented state budget deficit.

Medicaid Long-Term Care in New York: Variation by Region and County

Publication Date: 12.28.2010
Author: Michael Birnbaum, Elizabeth M. Patchias, and Jennifer Heffernan

Medicaid Long-Term Care in New York: Variation by Region and County analyzes rates of service use and levels of spending per recipient across New York State, documenting variation by region and by county. It also examines four interrelated factors—demographics, reimbursement policies, availability of service, and local administration—to begin to explain regional variation.

Medicaid Personal Care in New York City: Service Use and Spending Patterns

Publication Date: 12.28.2010
Author: Sarah Samis and Michael Birnbaum

Medicaid Personal Care in New York City: Service Use and Spending Patterns examines elderly dual Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries in New York City, and a particular type of Medicaid long-term care service they receive—personal care, which includes assistance with eating, bathing, and dressing, as well as activities associated with independent living such as shopping and meal preparation. The report takes two distinct looks at one group of personal care recipients, elderly dual Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries in New York City.

"Revisioning" Medicaid as Part of New York's Coverage Continuum

Publication Date: 01.07.2011
Author: Deborah Bachrach, Patricia Boozang, Melinda Dutton, and Danielle Holahan

Federal health care reform and new state Medicaid administration legislation can help New York achieve a radically streamlined, consumer-friendly eligibility and enrollment process for Medicaid and subsidized coverage options in the Exchange.  This report details the challenges of achieving that goal.

Providing Care to Medicaid Beneficiaries with Behavioral Health Conditions: Challenges for New York

Publication Date: 02.15.2011
Author: Elizabeth M. Patchias and Michael Birnbaum

This report examines policy considerations faced by New York on how to care for Medicaid beneficiaries with mental health and substance abuse conditions.

New York Medicaid Beneficiaries with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Conditions

Publication Date: 02.15.2011
Author: Teresa A. Coughlin and Baoping Shang

This report paints a detailed picture of New York's Medicaid beneficiaries receiving care for mental health and substance abuse conditions—who they are, what kind of services they regularly seek, and how they differ from or resemble other Medicaid beneficiaries not receiving the same kinds of care.

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