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The Uninsured: An Update

         Judy Waxman
         Families USA
         October 26, 2001
      What Can You Buy If You’re Sick?
                         The Applicants

• Alice, a 24-year-old waitress with hay fever
• Bob, a 36-year-old consultant who injured his knee in college and had it
  surgically repaired 10 years ago
• The Crane Family (Cathy and Carl, both aged 36, daughter Cindy, 10,
  and son Colin, 12, who has asthma and recurring ear infections)
• Denise, a 48-year-old actress and seven-year breast cancer survivor
• Emily, a 56-year-old widow who is “situationally” depressed
• Frank, a 62-year-old salesman who smokes, is overweight, and has high
  blood pressure
• Greg, a 36-year-old writer who is HIV-positive
Response to All Individuals in All Eight Markets
                          Clean offer without Colin
                                     2%                                        Clean offer
                                                                                  10%



                                                                                             Offer with
                     Reject                                                                 Benefit Limits
                      35%                                                                      28%




                                                                                Offer with
   Offer with Premium Increases                                              Premium Increase
         and Benefit Limits                                                        13%
                12%

 Source: Prepared for The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation by Karen Pollitz and Richard Sorian of the Institute for Health
 Care Research, Georgetown University and Kathy Thomas of K.A. Thomas and Associaties
                                Views on Medicaid
From what you know of Medicaid, would you say it is a . . .

                               Very good program                 Somewhat good program



     Eligible                                                                                    81%
                                          45                               36
    Uninsured




       Medicaid
                                               58                                     36                   94%
       Enrolled



 Source: National Survey on Barriers to Medicaid Enrollment, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1999.
 Willingness to Enroll Their Child in Medicaid
                     Parents of eligible uninsured children



                                              Previously tried
                                                 to enroll
                                                   67%                                 Appear willing
             Don’t know                                                                  to enroll
                2%                                                                         93%


                                          Never tried to enroll,
            Never tried,                    but willing 26%
            not willing
                5%




Source: National Survey on Barriers to Medicaid Enrollment, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 1999.