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Title
Covering uninsured adults through Medicaid: Lessons from the Oregon health plan.
First Author
Haber, Susan
Date of Pub
2000 Winter
Pages
119-135
Volume
22
Issue
2
Other Authors
Khatutsky, Ganila; Mitchell, Janet B
Abstract
The Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Oregon's section 1115 Medicaid waiver program, expanded eligibility to all residents living beyond poverty. We use survey data, as well as OHP administrative data, to profile the expansion population and to provide lessons for other States considering such programs. OHP's eligibility expansion has proved a successful vehicle for covering large numbers of uninsured adults, although most beneficiaries enroll for only a brief period of time. The expansion population, particular childless adults, is relatively sick and has high service use rates. Beneficiaries are also likely to enroll when they are in need of care.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Adult : Eligibility Determination : Health Care Reform : Health Maintenance Organizations : Health Policy/economics : Health Services Accessibility : Managed Care Programs : Medicaid : Oregon : Program Evaluation/statistics & numerical data : Quality Assurance, Health Care : State Health Plans : United States Health Care Financing Administration
NTIS Number
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