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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

 

Tracking Universal Health Coverage: First Global Monitoring Report

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.who.int/healthinfo/universal_health_coverage/report/2015/en/

The first report of its kind to measure health services coverage and assess progress toward universal health coverage.  From the World Health Organization

 

Overview of Health Insurance Exchanges

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44065.pdf

Provides an overview of the various components of the health insurance exchanges, including how exchanges are structured, consumer and financial assistance available, the range of plans offered, and the implications of the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case for the exchanges.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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