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Approaches to Covering the Uninsured: A Guide

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Publication Date: December 2008

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for the uninsured)

Keywords: Uninsured; coverage; proposals

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The guide explains the key strategies for expanding coverage to the nation's 45 million uninsured people and explains and how different policy options can be combined to form comprehensive reform proposals. It organizes the various policy strategies under four overall approaches: strengthening current coverage arrangements, improving the affordability of coverage, improving the availability of coverage and changing the tax treatment and financing of health insurance.