Date Developed: December 2006. Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Presenter(s): Alan Weil, MPP. Type: Video Webinar. Level: Intermediate. Length: 15 minutes.
This presentation begins with a discussion of the state as a regulator of health insurance and health care providers and reviews the states’ role as a purchaser of health care by focusing on Medicaid. Mr. Weil provides further detail on states’ various efforts to expand coverage. The lecture continues by discussing the state as a health care provider via its provision of services to specific populations in need, including the disabled, the mentally ill and the incarcerated, as well as through federal funding for programs like Title V and breast and cervical cancer screening.
kaiserEDU.org website was closed in September 2013. Tutorials are no longer updated but due to demand by professors who are still using the tutorials in class assignments, the Kaiser Family Foundation has made them available for download on archive site.