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Health United States, 2015

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Presents an overview of national trends in health statistics in 114 trend tables.  Offers a special feature on racial and ethnic health disparities.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Private versus Public Sector, 2014

Categories: Govt Personnel,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents estimates of average premiums and employee contributions for single, employee-plus-one, and family coverage.  Finds that the average premiums for public sector employees were higher in each category than for private sector employees with variations across geographic areas.  Federal employees were excluded.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Benefits of Medicaid Expansion for Behavioral Health

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Mental Health

Argues that Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act advances the goal of improving treatment for people with behavioral health needs.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services



Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2016 to 2026

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Statistics,Taxes

Focuses on federal government sponsored health insurance subsidies for those under 65 related to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.  Estimates that in 2016 the subsidies, taxes, and penalties associated with health insurance coverage will result in an expenditure of $660 billion by the federal government or 3.6% of GDP.  Also estimates it will rise to 4.1% of GDP by 2026.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Private Health Insurance: Federal Oversight, Premiums, and Enrollment for Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans in 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation

Examines how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services monitors the performance and sustainability of CO-OPs created under the Affordable Care Act, how CO-OP premiums changed from 2014 to 2015, how they compared to premiums for other health insurance plans, and how CO-OP enrollment changed from 2014 to 2015. From the Government Accountability Office


Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities: Selected CDC-Sponsored Interventions, United States, 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty

Describes how effective program management has reduced health disparities experienced by minorities, the poor, and persons without health insurance. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



Reasons for Emergency Room Use Among U.S. Adults Aged 18-64: National Health Interview Survey, 2013 and 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reveals the percentage of U.S. adults who had emergency room visits and the reasons for the most recent visit.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

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The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) & Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation

Explains the change from the Sustainable Growth Rate plan to one based on rewarding providers for the quality rather than the quantity of services provided to Medicare patients. From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


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