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Options for Expanding Health Insurance Coverage: Report on a Policy Roundtable

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Publication Date: October 1999

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This paper is a summary of a 1999 policy conference, The Kaiser Incremental Health Reform Project, which highlighted both the policy and politics of incrementalism. This paper identifies issues and tradeoffs associated with alternative approaches to expanding health insurance coverage-including enactment and implementation of CHIP and further coverage expansions through public programs and tax credits for the purchase of private health insurance.