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AHP Report Documents

Understanding Changes in Prescription Drug Coverage for People with Disabilities on Medicare

Prescription Drugs and Medicare Part D

(See also Medicare Part D Research Project)

Health Savings Accounts

Youth Substance Use/Mental Health Disorders Treatment and Recovery

Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP

(See also Long-Term Care or Florida Medicaid)

Consumer Protections

  • Katie Keith, Kevin W. Lucia, and Sabrina Corlette, “Implementing the Affordable Care Act: State Action on Early Market Reforms,” The Commonwealth Fund, March, 2012
  • Sabrina Corlette and Janet Lundy, “Rate Review: Spotlight on State Efforts to Make Health Insurance More Affordable,” Kaiser Family Foundation, December 2010..
  • Karen Pollitz, Eliza Bangit, Kevin Lucia, Mila Kofman, Health Policy Institute, and Karen Montgomery and Holly Whelan, American Diabetes Association, “Falling Through the Cracks: Stories of How Health Insurance Can Fail People with Diabetes.” (PDF) American Diabetes Association, February 2005.
  • Mila Kofman, Kevin Lucia, and Eliza Bangit, “Proliferation of Phony Health Insurance: States and the Federal Government Respond.” (HTML) BNA Plus, Fall 2003.
  • Mila Kofman, Kevin Lucia, and Eliza Bangit, “Health Insurance Scams: How Government Is Responding and What Further Steps Are Necessary.” (PDF) Commonwealth Fund, August 2003.
  • Mila Kofman, “Health Insurance Scams Promoted Through Associations: A Primer” (PDF) The Insurance Receiver 11(3), Sept. 2002.
  • Jeffrey S. Crowley and Stephanie Lewis, “Pieces of the Puzzle. Implementing the Report to Congress on Safeguards for People with Special Health Care Needs in Medicaid Managed Care: A Comparison of Withdrawn Clinton Administration Regulations with the Bush Administration’s Proposed Rule.” Prepared for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, October 2001.
  • Stephanie Lewis, “A Guide to the Federal Patients’ Bill of Rights Debate.” (PDF) Prepared for the Henry J.Kaiser Family Foundation, August 2001.
  • Stephanie Lewis and Karen Pollitz, “Consumer Protection In Private Insurance: State Implementation And Enforcement Experience.” (HTML) Report for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, October 2000.
  • Richard Sorian and Judith Feder, “Why We Need a Patients’ Bill of Rights,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, Vol. 24, No. 5, October 1999.
  • Ron Patterson, Geraldine Dallek, Elizabeth Hadley, Karen Pollitz, and Nicole Tapay, “Implementation of Managed Care Consumer Protections in Missouri, New Jersey, Texas and Vermont.” Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA, September 1999.
  • Jeffrey Crowley and Massengale, R.L. “Protecting Your Private Health Insurance: How the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Could Help You”, National Association of People With AIDS. August 1998.
  • Kimberly J. Calder and Karen Pollitz, “What Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Health Insurance.” Published by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Silver Spring, MD, 1998.
  • Nicole Tapay, Karen Pollitz, Jalena Curtis, “Protection in Managed Care Plans: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Proposal Federal Legislation.” (PDF, HTML) The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, July 1997.

External Review

  • Karen Pollitz, Jeff Crowley, Kevin Lucia, Eliza
    Bangit, “Assessing State External Review Programs and the Effects of Pending Federal Patients’ Rights Legislation,” (PDF) Report to the Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2002.
  • Geraldine Dallek and Karen Pollitz, “External Review of Health Plan Decisions: An Update .” (PDF) The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, May 2000.
  • Karen Pollitz, Geraldine Dallek, and Nicole Tapay, “External Review of Health Plan Decisions in the States and Medicare .” (PDF) The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, November 1998.

Health Insurance Expansion and the Uninsured

Hospitals and the Safety Net

  • Paul Offner, “Politics and the Public Hospital in Our Capital” (forthcoming), Health Affairs, July-August, 2001.
  • Darrell Gaskin, “Safety Net Hospitals: Essential Providers of Public Health and Specialty Services,” (New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund), February 1999.
  • Darrell Gaskin and Jack Hadley, “Population Characteristics of Safety Net and Other Urban Hospitals’ Markets”, Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 1999;76(3): 351-370.
  • Darrell Gaskin, “The Hospital Safety Net: A Study of Inpatient Care for Non-Elderly Vulnerable Populations” in Access to Health Care: Promise and Prospects for Low-Income Americans, Lillie Blanton M., Martinez R.M., Lyons B., and Rowland D., eds. (Washington DC:The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation), 1999 pp. 123-138.
  • Darrell Gaskin, “The Future of Public Hospitals”, Joint Center Report on Health Policy, (Washington DC: Joint Center of Political and Economic Studies), September 1998.
  • James Reuter and Darrell Gaskin, “The Role of Academic Health Center in Providing Care for the Poor” in The Future U.S. Health Care System: Who Will Care for the Poor and Uninsured?, Altman S., Reinhardt U., and Shields A., eds. (Chicago, Illinois: Health Administration Press), 1998 pp. 151-165.
  • Darrell Gaskin, “Altruism versus Moral Hazard: The Impact of Hospital Uncompensated Care Pools” Journal of Health Economics 16(1997) 397-416.
  • Jack Hadley and Darrell Gaskin, “HMO Penetration and Academic Health Center Hospitals’ Missions, 1984-1991/92, in Academic Health Centers in the Managed Care Environment Korn D., McLaughlin C. Osterweis M., eds., (Washington D.C.: Association of Academic Health Centers), 1995, pp.151-172.
  • James Reuter and Darrell Gaskin, “What’s Happening to the Safety Net: Academic Health Centers in a Competitive Market”, Health Affairs 16(4):242-252.

Long-Term Care

(See also: Georgetown University Long-Term Care Financing Project)

  • Harriet L. Komisar and Judy Feder, Transforming Care for Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions and Long-Term Care Needs: Coordinating Care Across All Services. Long Beach, CA: The SCAN Foundation, October 2011.
  • Harriet L. Komisar, Anne Tumlinson, Judy Feder, and Sheila Burke, Long-Term Care in Health Care Reform: Policy Options to Improve Both. Long Beach, CA: The SCAN Foundation, July 2009
  • Laura Summer and Emily Ihara, State-Funded Home and Community-Based Service Programs for Older People, AARP Public Policy Institute, October 2004.
  • Laura L. Summer, Choices and consequences: The availability of community-based long-term care services to the low-income population, Health Policy Institute, May 2003.
  • Laura Summer, Issue Brief: Creating Assisted Living Facilities: Expanding Options for Long-Term Care (PDF), March 2001. (National Governors Association)
  • Judith Feder, Harriet L. Komisar, and Marlene Niefeld, “Financing Long-Term Care: Priorities for Targeting Public Resources,” in Nelda McCall, editor, Who Will Pay for Long Term Care? Insights from the Partnership Programs (Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press, 2001); adapted from “Long-Term Care in the United States: An Overview,” Health Affairs 19(3):40-56, May/June 2000.
  • Laura Summer, Stateline: Creating Assisted Living Facilities: Expanding Options for Long-Term Care (PDF), February 2000. (National Governors’ Association)
  • Judith Feder, Harriet L. Komisar and Marlene Niefeld, “Long-Term Care in the United States: An Overview.” Health Affairs, Volume 19, no. 3, pp. 40-56, 2000.
  • Judith Feder. “Improving Public Financing for Long-Term Care: The Political Challenge.” Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 1999, Volume 10, no. 3, pp. 1-6.
  • Marlene Niefeld, Ellen O’Brien and Judith Feder. “Long-Term Care: Medicaid’s Role and Challenges.”(PDF) Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, November 1999.
  • Harriet L. Komisar and Judith Feder. “The President’s Proposed Long-Term Care Initiative: Background and Issues”(HTML) The Commonwealth Fund, July 1999.
  • Judith Feder, Jeanne Lambrew and Michele Huckaby. “Medicaid and Long-Term Care for the Elderly: Implications of Restructuring.” Milbank Quarterly, 1997, Volume 75, no. 4: 425-59.
  • Harriet Komisar, Janet Hunt-McCool, and Judith Feder. “Medicare Spending for Elderly Beneficiaries Who Need Long-Term Care.” Inquiry, 1997, Volume 34, no. 4, pp. 302-10.
  • Judith Feder and Jeanne Lambrew. “Why Medicare Matters to People Who Need Long-Term Care.” Health Care Financing Review, 1996, Volume 18, no. 2:, pp. 99-112.
  • Harriet L. Komisar, Jeanne M. Lambrew and Judith Feder. Long Term Care for the Elderly: A Chart Book. The Commonwealth Fund, December 1996.
  • Judith Feder. “Health Care of the Disadvantaged: The Elderly.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 1990, Volume15, no. 2, pp. 259-69.

Managed Care

  • Darrell Gaskin, “Access to Health Care in a Managed Care Environment”, Joint Center Report on Health Policy, (Washington DC: Joint Center of Political and Economic Studies), Winter 1999/2000.
  • Wendy Levinson, M.D., et. al. and Karen Pollitz, “Resolving Disagreements in the Patient-Physician Relationship, Tools for Improving Communication in Managed Care,” Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 282, Number 15, October 20, 1999.
  • Jeffrey Crowley and Honberg, L. Coordinated a National Association of People With AIDS/HRSA collaboration to develop “Your Passport to Managed Care: A tool for making managed care work for you”, National Association of People With AIDS. English version: March 1999, Spanish version: September 1999.
  • Richard Sorian, “The Impact of the Managed Care Reform Debate on Public Policy, Politics, and Public Engagement,” The Pew Charitable Trusts, February 1999.
  • Darrell Gaskin and Kralewski J., The Impact of HMOs on Hospital Use and Cost? A Matter of Interpretation” American Journal of Managed Care, 1999;5(7):939-941.
  • Darrell Gaskin and Jack Hadley, “The Impact of HMO Penetration on the Rate of Hospital Cost Inflation, 1984-1993” Inquiry 1997;34(3):205-216.
  • Darrell Gaskin, “The Impact of HMO Penetration on Hospitals That Serve Minority Communities” Medical Care 1997;35:1190-1203.

Medical Privacy

Private Insurance Market and Regulation

Health and Aging


  • Crowley, J.S. “Helping People Living with HIV/AIDS Resolve Health Care Problems: Recommendations for Ryan White CARE Act Program Administrators and Grantees”, Institute for Health Care Research and Policy for the HIV/AIDS Bureau, U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. August 2001.
  • James O’Hara. “West Nile virus: success of public health response underlines failure of the system.” Journal of Urban Health, Volume 78, Issue 2, pp. 392-395, June 2001.
  • Cheng J.D., Hitt J., Koczwara B., Schulman K.A., Burnett C., Darrell Gaskin, Rowland J., and Meropol N.J., Impact of Quality of Life on Patient Expectations Regarding Phase I Clinical Trials” The Journal of Clinical Oncology 2000;18:421-428.
  • Jeffrey Crowley and Shriver, M.D. “Understanding the Health Care Needs of People Living with HIV—Recommendations for Strengthening the Programs that Serve Them”, National Association of People With AIDS. March 1997.
  • Darrell Gaskin, Kong J., Meropol N., Yabroff R., Weaver C., and Schulman K., “Treatment Choices of Patients With Life-Threatening Conditions: Health Stock Risk Adjustment Model of Decision Making”, Medical Decision Making 1998;18:84-94.
  • Griffiths R. I., Powe N. R., Darrell Gaskin , Anderson G. F., de Lissovoy G. V., and Whelton P. K., “The Production of Dialysis by For-Profit versus Not-For-Profit Independent Renal Dialysis Facilities”, Health Services Research 1994;29(4):473-487.