Changes in Insurance Coverage: 1994-2000 and Beyond. By John Holahan and Mary Beth Pohl, Urban Institute. Prepared for Project HOPE – the People to People Health Foundation. (The Foundation, Millwood, Virginia) April 3, 2002. 5 p.
Full Text at: www.healthaffairs.org/WebExclusives/Holahan_Web_Excl_040302.htm
["Cracks Opening in Health Insurance Coverage: While enrollment in employer-sponsored health insurance plans surged by nearly 16 million during the economic boom of the 1990s, the percentage of uninsured Americans remained the same.... That expansion masked some troubling trends. Medicaid and other state-based coverage of adults dropped significantly.... How much the number of uninsured will rise will also depend on how employers respond to rising health insurance premiums, how much individual-market insurance premiums rise and how governors respond to state Medicaid shortfalls. AScribe Newswire (April 2, 2002) 1.]