KEY WEB PAGES
1. Kaiser Family Foundation: provides
excellent links and updates on a number of initiatives including SCIT,
Medicaid and Medicare as well as providing a number of useful links.
2. Families USA: has an excellent
web site with a number of links. It generates current policy and advocacy
positions and has a CHIP and a general health reform list site you can
3. Duke University:
maintains an excellent website with the most comprehensive links to
providers, government, policy researchers and others. It is an excellent
place to start.
4. The Health Care Financing Administration
(HCFA): is responsible for both Medicare and Medicaid and it's web pages
include a great deal of administrative and statutory information as
well as information on research and demonstrations that are being conducted.
5. The House Ways and Means Committee:
publishes the Green Book on line every two years and it is an excellent
compendium on how different aspects of Medicare work.
6. Texas based Center for Public Policy Priorities: the web page for
this site is
http://www.cppp.org which has their
studies and gives a Texas background to various issues.
7. Employee Benefits Research Institute:
is an organization which is into doing research on health insurance
and other employee benefits. Some of their research is on line.
8. Commonwealth Fund: is a foundation
that is funding a lot of good research on health coverage.
9. The Urban Institute:
an excellent source of research and issues papers relating to much that
we are looking at, especially their New Federalism project.
(you should click on the New Federalism icon)
10. Texas State Government: can be accessed at
http://www.state.tx.us/government from there you can access any
state agency, the governor's office, or the legislature as well as state
statutes. For legislation.
11. Texas Association of Health Plans:
another web site page that is useful.
12. Texas Medical Association
Ribbon Task Force on the Uninsured
14. -The Washington based Center for Budget
and Policy Priorities does as well.
15. Home page of the Texas
Health Planning Grant. also links to other state planning grant
websites and to HRSA.
16. -Website for PRP
on uninsured- conference and background papers.
17. The University of Minnesota operates the State
Health Access Data Assistance Center which provides a focal point
for coordination of state survey activities on the uninsured.
18. To truck down bills that were passed - - both signed and vetoed
- -go to the Texas Legislative
Reference Library. Bills that you think might want to look up for
the PRP include:
HB2807 (kitchen) Demonstration Project for Federal-local medical assistance
for adults (vetoed).
SB1156 (Zaffirini) Regulating the State Medicaid program- Omnibus Medical
HB835 study feasibility of family buy-in options for CHIP.
SB43 Childrens Medicaid Eligibility Simplification bill was signed.
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to the Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition. Cancer Studies