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Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2014

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Reports that 38 million persons or 12% of the population were uninsured at the time of the survey and that 54 million or 17% had been uninsured for at least part of the previous year.  5 million or 1.9% were covered by the Health Insurance Marketplace or state exchanges during the six months.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Comparing the Costs of the Veterans’ Health Care System with Private-Sector Costs

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Veterans

Describes the features of the health care system run by the Veterans’ Health Administration, examines the available evidence about relative costs of the VHA and private-sector health care, and considers some factors that could influence the cost-effectiveness of alternative ways of expanding health care for veterans.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Hospital-Based Emergency Departments: Background and Policy Considerations

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical

Discusses emergency departments, the role they play in the health care delivery system, and the federal role in supporting emergency care.  Focuses especially on ED crowding and frequent users. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Health Plan Choice and Premiums in the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace

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

Argues that competition and added choices have made the Affordable Care plans more attractive for 2015.   More than 85% of those who applied for plans in 2014 received a federal subsidy.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services


Parents’ Experiences in Obtaining Health Care for Children … 2011

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

High income families reported greater success in obtaining routine health care appointments for children than did poor families.  Families with private insurance reported better visits with doctors than did families with public insurance.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


National Health Expenditure Data 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that U.S. health care spending grew at a slow rate (3.6%) last year and total national health expenditures reached $2.9 trillion.  The highlights document shows health spending by type of service or product and by source of funds.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Private Health Insurance: Concentration of Enrollees Among Individual, Small Group, and Large Group Insurers from 2010 through 2013

Categories: Health Insurance

Examines how enrollment in the private health insurance market in each state was distributed among types of insurers, and how such concentrations changed in each state from 2010 through 2013.  From the Government Accountability Office


National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Distributions by Type of Service and Source of Payment, 2012

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

Reports that hospital inpatient charges accounted for about one-third of total U.S. health expenditures, while prescribed medicines accounted for one-fifth of total expenses.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


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