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Does Health-Care Reform Support Self-Employment?

Categories: Business/Economics,Health Insurance,Labor/Employment

Examines possible link between health insurance availability and the willingness to be self-employed.  Uses Massachusetts state experience to examine whether the Affordable Care Act has made self-employment more attractive.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City



Transitions in Health Insurance Coverage Over Time, 2012-2014 (Selected Intervals): Estimates for the … Adult Population Under Age 65

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Finds that 30.2% of nonelderly adults who had been uninsured gained coverage between the beginning of 2013 and the beginning of 2014.  Also provides demographic information for those gaining and losing health insurance coverage. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Transitions in Health Insurance Coverage Over Time, 201202014 ….

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Examines year to year changes in the health insurance status of the non-elderly.  Reports that between the first parts of 2013 and 2014, 30.2% of nonelderly adults who had been uninsured gained coverage.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Medicare’s Payment to Physicians: The Budgetary Effects of Alternative Policies Relative to CBO’s January 2015 Baseline

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

Shows spending outlays in billions of dollars annually to 2025 for physician payments under various alternative proposals.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Final Report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Offers 15 recommendations for changing military compensation and retirement benefits to strengthen the All-Volunteer Force and improve the financial sustainability of the        system.  Claims to save $12 billion annually while maintaining the overall value of compensation and benefits. From the Commission


Strategies Used by Adults to Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs: United States, 2013

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

Tallies the way that adults tried to reduce the cost of drugs by reducing the dosage or frequency of application, asking for less expensive options, or purchasing medications abroad.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Private Health Insurance: Geographic Variation in Spending for Certain High-Cost Procedures Driven by Inpatient Prices

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

Looks at geographic differences in costs for certain medical procedures that are paid for by private health insurance rather than Medicare, and how the mix of service types, volume, intensity, and price contribute to variations in spending.  From the Government Accountability Office


Trends in National Health Care Expenses Per Person in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1996-2012

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

Shows a decrease in the percentage of the population from 1996 to 2012 with any medical care expense (62.1% to 55.8%).  Also provides figures on the trend of expenses and the effect of insurance coverage or noncoverage. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


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