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Insurance Coverage for Complementary Health Approaches Among Adult Users: United States, 2002 and 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db235.pdf

Presents estimates of insurance coverage for adult users of the three most commonly licensed practitioner-based complementary health approaches in the U.S.: acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage therapy. Finds more insurance coverage for chiropractic than the other two therapies. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Use of the Annual Appropriation Process to Block Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (FY2011-FY2016)

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44100.pdf

Discusses the revisions made by legislative opponents of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare to the annual appropriations process in an effort to defund, delay, or weaken the act. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

All-Cause Readmissions by Payer and Age, 2009-2013

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

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb199-Readmissions-Payer-Age.pdf

Hospital readmissions are increasingly being used as a measure for assessing the performance of the health care system. This report presents data on 30-day all-cause readmissions among patients aged 1+ by expected payer and patient age group. Shows a decrease in readmissions of Medicare patients from 2011 to 2013. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Hospital Stays in Medicare Advantage Plans Versus the Traditional Medicare Fee-for-Service Program, 2013

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

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb198-Hospital-Stays-Medicare-Advantage-Versus-Traditional-Medicare.pdf

Compares volume of patients, cost per stay, and length of stay in the two main types of payment plans for Medicare beneficiaries utilizing hospital services. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Problems Paying Medical Bills Among Persons Under Age 65: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2011-June 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/health_policy/probs_paying_medical_bills_jan_2011_jun_2015.pdf

Estimates that approximately one in five persons under age 65 was in a family that had problems paying medical bills within the past 12 months. Provides such characteristics as sex, age, race/ethnicity, health insurance coverage status, and poverty status. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Medical Bills Unable to Pay at All: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/health_policy/bills_unable_to_pay_at_all_2011_2015.pdf

Shows percentage of persons under age 65 who were in families that currently have medical bills that they are unable to pay by selected demographic characteristics, health insurance coverage, poverty status, and years 2011-through the beginning of 2015. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Medical Bills Being Paid Over Time: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/health_policy/bills_being_paid_overtime_2011_2015.pdf

Shows percentage of persons under age 65 who were in families that currently have medical bills that are being paid off over time. Arranges statistics by demographic characteristics, health insurance coverage, poverty status, and years: 2011 through first half of 2015. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

How CBO Estimates the Effects of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Market

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/workingpaper/51065-ACA_Labor_Market_Effects_WP.pdf

Estimates that the U.S. labor force will be about 2 millionfull-time-equivalent workers smaller in 2025 under the Affordable Care Act than it would have been otherwise, primarily due to the phasing out of health insurance subsidies as people’s income rises. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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