Health Policy Update
Every other week, The Weekly highlights recent research on health care finance, access to care and other topics. This edition of the Health Policy Update includes research on:
- Physicians' consideration of patients' out-of-pocket expenses when prescribing medication and selecting other treatments;
- Using immigration status and other indicators to predict children's enrollment in Medi-Cal and Healthy Families;
- The effectiveness of long-term health insurance coverage on children's health; and
- The correlation between the scale of coverage in an HMO plan and the health of its enrollees.