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The Commonwealth Fund recently convened a conference in Washington D.C. to explore options for expanding health insurance coverage for working Americans. Papers from "Strategies to Expand Health Insurance for Working Americans," are available from the fund free of charge. They require acrobat reader. NOTE: The reports and the Commonwealth Fund do NOT advocate uncompromisingly for universal health care. The reports however do have useful information about the uninsured at present.

The most recent reports are :
  • Challenges and Options for Increasing the Number of Americans with Health Insurance.  
  • Incremental Coverage Expansion Options: Detailed Table Summaries to Accompany Option Papers Commissioned by The Commonwealth Fund Task force on the Future of Health Insurance.  
  • A Health Insurance Tax Credit for Uninsured Workers.  December 2000.  
  • Public Subsidies for Required Employee Contributions Toward Employer-Sponsored Insurance.
  • Markets for Individual Health Insurance: Can We Make Them Work with Incentives to Purchase Insurance?
  • Buying into Public Coverage: Expanding Access by Permitting Families to Use Tax Credits to Buy into Medicaid or CHIP Programs.  
  • Private Purchasing Pools to Harness Individual Tax Credits for Consumers.
  • Increasing Health Insurance Coverage Through an Extended Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
  • Allowing Small Businesses and the Self-Employed to Buy Health Care Coverage Through Public Programs.  
  • A Federal Tax Credit to Encourage Employers to Offer Health Coverage.
  • A Workable Solution for the Pre-Medicare Population. Transitional Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage.   (
  • Barriers to Health Coverage for Hispanic Workers: Focus Group Findings.
  • Employer Coverage: Can't Live Without It.
  • ERISA and State Health Care Access Initiatives: Opportunities and Obstacles.