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Helen A. Halpin

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Helen A. Halpin

Professor, Health Policy; Director, Center for Health and Public Policy Studies (CHPPS); and Vice Chair, California Health Benefits Review Program
University of California, Berkeley
access to health insurance
health care reform
consumer experiences in managed care
health insurance benefit mandates
smoking cessation benefits
integration of health promotion and disease prevention services in the U.S. health care system


Dr. Halpin's research focuses on health insurance policy, including health insurance benefit design, health care reform, access to care, consumer experiences in managed care, and disease prevention and health promotion. She has been quoted extensively by both print and broadcast media on issues related to national health care reform, particularly for Medicare and Medicaid. She has closely followed the proposals by the 2004 presidential candidates to increase Americans' access to health insurance. She has also published numerous studies on health insurance coverage for tobacco prevention treatments, particularly by Medicaid and health maintenance organizations.

525 University Hall
Berkeley  California  94720
United States
Office Phone: 
(510) 642-2862
Office Fax: 
(510) 643-2340


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