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August 7, 2001 | STEVE JOHNSON, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
If print media had the same token constraints TV does, this article would be rated Newspaper-14 due to references to sex and violence and some big words they indubitably don't teach before high school age. And most parents probably wouldn't pay the content warning much mind, just as, a new study shows, they aren't doing with the TV ratings.
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December 6, 2013 | By David Lauter
WASHINGTON - After two months of stumbles, pratfalls and intensely negative media scrutiny, overall public opinion on President Obama's healthcare law has not changed as much as one might expect, but partisan lines have hardened, judging by recent surveys. The percentage of Americans who view the law unfavorably has increased since its botched rollout in October. In the latest monthly Kaiser Family Foundation poll , 49% of Americans said they viewed the law unfavorably, up from rates in the low 40s that had prevailed for most of the year.
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OPINION
November 19, 2013 | Patt Morrison
He might have become a doctor like his father, but a grad school (Harvard) summer job researching health policy changed all that. Now as the head of the Kaiser Family Foundation, Drew Altman deals not with lab numbers for a few patients but with healthcare data for millions. For years he headed up state and federal programs on welfare reform, homelessness and Medicaid. Since 1991, he's shaped the Menlo Park-based foundation as "a trusted source of information in a healthcare world dominated by vested interests.
OPINION
November 19, 2013 | Patt Morrison
He might have become a doctor like his father, but a grad school (Harvard) summer job researching health policy changed all that. Now as the head of the Kaiser Family Foundation, Drew Altman deals not with lab numbers for a few patients but with healthcare data for millions. For years he headed up state and federal programs on welfare reform, homelessness and Medicaid. Since 1991, he's shaped the Menlo Park-based foundation as "a trusted source of information in a healthcare world dominated by vested interests.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
A new study attributes a slowdown in U.S. healthcare spending to the recent recession and predicts more rapid growth as the economy strengthens. The report issued Monday by the Kaiser Family Foundation seeks to shed light on the reasons behind the recent drop-off. The analysis found that economic factors related to the recession accounted for 77% of the reduced growth in national healthcare spending, which totaled an estimated $2.8 trillion in 2012. The remaining 23% resulted from changes in the healthcare system, such as higher patient deductibles and other changes made by insurers and medical providers, the study said.
HEALTH
September 1, 2008 | Susan Brink, Times Staff Writer
RESEARCHERS have identified a new culprit, food marketers, to help explain why overweight and obesity rates are higher among African Americans (68.9%) than among whites (59.5%), according to statistics reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation. In a review of 22 studies published in the September issue of the American Journal of Public Health, they found that advertisers specifically target African Americans with unhealthy food messages. In television and print, high-fat, high-calorie foods are more heavily promoted to African Americans.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1996 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To help consumers navigate the sometimes daunting rules of HMOs, a group of three medical charities said it will begin a pilot ombudsman program in the Sacramento area next year. The three--the Sierra Health Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation and the California Wellness Foundation--said they hope the $1.6-million project will become a state and national model for HMO consumer programs. The Kaiser foundation is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.
BUSINESS
March 24, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The economy may be booming, but the percentage of small firms offering health-care coverage to their employees is shrinking and the ranks of uninsured workers continues to grow. Those are among the sobering findings of a recent report by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, which concludes that small businesses are the "Achilles' heel" of America's employer-based health insurance system.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
Starting today, millions in California and nationwide can start signing up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. But a recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that just 1 in 8 Americans knew that today was the first day to sign up to buy health insurance from newly created exchanges. The exchanges are government-run marketplaces where consumers can access competing insurance plans from a host of companies.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2001 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What is broadly defined as "sexual content" has become more prevalent on television without any appreciable increase in discussion of potential consequences, though programs tend to be more responsible when teenagers are involved. Those are the central findings of a study presented Tuesday in Beverly Hills by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, Calif., which seeks to prod the media into disseminating safer-sex messages.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
Starting today, millions in California and nationwide can start signing up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. But a recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that just 1 in 8 Americans knew that today was the first day to sign up to buy health insurance from newly created exchanges. The exchanges are government-run marketplaces where consumers can access competing insurance plans from a host of companies.
NEWS
August 28, 2013 | By Noam N. Levey
WASHINGTON -- While Americans remain deeply divided over President Obama's healthcare law, a clear majority opposes withholding funding to implement the 2010 law, a new national survey indicates. Fifty-seven percent of Americans say they disapprove of cutting off funding for the Affordable Care Act, while just 36% say they would approve such a move, according to the most recent poll from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation . Making suspension of the healthcare law a condition for future funding of the federal government has emerged this summer as a favored strategy by many Republicans looking for ways to derail final implementation of the law. A large group of GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill has urged Republican leaders to reject any government appropriations legislation this fall that continues to provide money for the law, even if the move would lead to the shutdown of the federal government.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
A new study attributes a slowdown in U.S. healthcare spending to the recent recession and predicts more rapid growth as the economy strengthens. The report issued Monday by the Kaiser Family Foundation seeks to shed light on the reasons behind the recent drop-off. The analysis found that economic factors related to the recession accounted for 77% of the reduced growth in national healthcare spending, which totaled an estimated $2.8 trillion in 2012. The remaining 23% resulted from changes in the healthcare system, such as higher patient deductibles and other changes made by insurers and medical providers, the study said.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2010 | By Duke Helfand
The gig: President and chief executive of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a private nonprofit research and communications organization in Menlo Park, Calif., devoted to U.S. and worldwide healthcare issues. A man on a mission: A former human services commissioner in New Jersey, Altman transformed a sleepy grant maker into a major nonpartisan healthcare information source for journalists, politicians and the public. The secret of success : Altman, 59, spotted an opportunity long before healthcare made daily headlines: When he arrived at Kaiser in 1990, he saw himself as a nonprofit entrepreneur, or as he puts it, "an opportunist in pursuit of the public good."
HEALTH
September 1, 2008 | Susan Brink, Times Staff Writer
RESEARCHERS have identified a new culprit, food marketers, to help explain why overweight and obesity rates are higher among African Americans (68.9%) than among whites (59.5%), according to statistics reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation. In a review of 22 studies published in the September issue of the American Journal of Public Health, they found that advertisers specifically target African Americans with unhealthy food messages. In television and print, high-fat, high-calorie foods are more heavily promoted to African Americans.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2007 | Jim Puzzanghera, Times Staff Writer
Parents are growing more confident that they can protect their kids from inappropriate content on TV, the Internet and video games, a new poll has found, but still worry that their children are exposed to too much sex and violence. The mixed results from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation will probably provide ammunition for both sides in the increasingly heated debate over shielding children from excessive sex and violence in the media.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2003 | From Reuters
A hefty percentage of major U.S. companies failed to accurately predict the cost of health insurance in 2002, and most see the spiral of health-care inflation becoming more dire in coming years, according to a poll released Thursday. Of the 434 employers polled, 45% said they miscalculated the escalating costs of employee health care last year despite heightened publicity about soaring prices, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation survey.
NEWS
August 28, 2013 | By Noam N. Levey
WASHINGTON -- While Americans remain deeply divided over President Obama's healthcare law, a clear majority opposes withholding funding to implement the 2010 law, a new national survey indicates. Fifty-seven percent of Americans say they disapprove of cutting off funding for the Affordable Care Act, while just 36% say they would approve such a move, according to the most recent poll from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation . Making suspension of the healthcare law a condition for future funding of the federal government has emerged this summer as a favored strategy by many Republicans looking for ways to derail final implementation of the law. A large group of GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill has urged Republican leaders to reject any government appropriations legislation this fall that continues to provide money for the law, even if the move would lead to the shutdown of the federal government.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2003 | From Reuters
A hefty percentage of major U.S. companies failed to accurately predict the cost of health insurance in 2002, and most see the spiral of health-care inflation becoming more dire in coming years, according to a poll released Thursday. Of the 434 employers polled, 45% said they miscalculated the escalating costs of employee health care last year despite heightened publicity about soaring prices, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation survey.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2001 | STEVE JOHNSON, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
If print media had the same token constraints TV does, this article would be rated Newspaper-14 due to references to sex and violence and some big words they indubitably don't teach before high school age. And most parents probably wouldn't pay the content warning much mind, just as, a new study shows, they aren't doing with the TV ratings.
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