Health Policy Update
Twice each month, theWeekly highlights recent research on health care finance, access to care and other topics. This edition of the Health Policy Update includes research on:
- The costs of expanding health insurance coverage using public insurance programs as opposed to tax credits for private coverage;
- State modifications to Medicaid programs resulting from the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005;
- Access to prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries through no-cost samples; and
- How seniors' literacy level and cognitive skills affect their compliance with medical orders.