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Overview of Hospital Stays in the United States, 2012

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

Covers characteristics of inpatient stays at U.S. community hospitals for three types of stays: medical, surgical, and maternal.  The characteristics include patient age, primary payer, and hospital region.  The average stay lasted 4.5 days and cost $10,400.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Trends in Employment-Based Health Insurance Coverage: Evidence from the National Compensation Survey

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports that 58% of those under age 65 in America were covered by employer-based health insurance while 23% had some form of public insurance and 18% had no insurance.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


2015 Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles to Remain the Same as Last Two Years

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

Agency press release which announces prices for Medicare Part B physicians’ services for 2015 which are set at $104.90 for those with income equal or less than $85,000.  From the Department of Health and Human Services


Differentials in the Concentration in Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S., 2012

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

Estimates for the expenses not covered by health insurance and their concentration in a small portion of the population.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2011-2012

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

Looks at the concentration of high health expenses among a relatively small portion of the population and whether those individuals continue to be in the highest expense category over the following year.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Differentials in the Concentration of Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S. 2012

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

The costliest 1% of patients accounted for nearly 23% of total health care expenses in the U.S. in 2012.  The top 5% accounted for 50% of total expenses.  This report also tracks health expenses by demographic characteristics of patients and their health insurance status. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Comparison of the Prevalence of Uninsured Persons from the National Health Interview Survey and the Current Population Survey, January-April 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Explains changes in the Current Population Survey and how the changes may affect comparisons between the survey instruments for measuring lack of health insurance by the Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2013

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Population/Census,Statistics

In 2013 the percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the entire calendar year was 13.4%.  Also provides estimates of health insurance coverage by demographic characteristics, by state, and by the type of health insurance coverage, whether public or private.  From the Census Bureau


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