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Health Care Access and Utilization Among Adults Aged 18-64, by Race and Hispanic Origin: United States, 2013 and 2014

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db208.pdf

Describes recent changes in health insurance coverage and selected measures of health care access and utilization following implementation of the Affordable Care Act and expansion of Medicaid in some states.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Ensuring the Integrity of Medicare Part D

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-15-00180.pdf

Discusses the vulnerability of the prescription drug portion of Medicare to fraud and what has been done to mitigate the problem in the 9 years since the benefit was added.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Medicaid: Service Utilization Patterns for Beneficiaries in Managed Care

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670548.pdf

More than half of Medicaid beneficiaries are enrolled in managed care plans.  This report examines data from 19 states to calculate service utilization rates for adult and child beneficiaries enrolled in managed care plans by state, service category, and length of enrollment.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Private versus Public Sector, 2013

Categories: Govt Personnel,Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st474/stat474.pdf

Presents estimates of average premiums paid by public and private sector employees for single, employee-plus-one, and family coverage.  Found that public sector employees paid higher premiums than private sector employees with wide variation across geographic areas.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Health Insurance Status of Young Adults, Ages 19-25, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics,Youth

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st475/stat475.pdf

Provides estimates of uninsured rates for young adults.  Examines variations in the rates by sex, race/ethnicity, student status, and region.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

King v. Burwell

Categories: Federal State Relations,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-114

6-3 Supreme Court decision that upholds a key provision of the Affordable Care Act by agreeing that subsidies for health insurance policies purchased through the ACA–created exchanges should be available to all, whether the exchange is run by the state or the federal government.

From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201506.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates from 1997 through 2013 for comparison.  The measures include health insurance coverage, physical activity, obesity, smoking and drinking, and psychological distress.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201506.pdf

In 2014 36 million persons of all ages or 11.5% of the population were uninsured at the time of interview.  Also reports on the number and percent covered by private plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Also covers demographic characteristics and poverty status of those without health insurance.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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