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Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ebs2.pdf

Provides a picture of the percentage of employees in the public and private sectors who participate in medical care, retirement, and life insurance benefits.   Also provides information for types of occupations and regions of country.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

United States of America … v. Aetna, Inc. and Humana Inc.

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Headlines,Health Insurance,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/877881/download

Text of the law suit filed by the Justice Department and eleven states including Virginia against the proposed merger of Aetna and Humana, the third and fifth largest health insurers in the U.S.  From the Justice Department

 

United States of America … v. Anthem, Inc, and Cigna Corp

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Headlines,Health Insurance,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/877886/download

Text of the law suit filed by the Justice Department and eleven states including Virginia against the proposed merger of Anthem and Cigna, the 2nd and 4th largest health insurers in the U.S.  From the Justice Department

 

Justice Department and State Attorneys General Sue to Block Anthem’s Acquisition of Cigna, Aetna’s Acquisition of Humana

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Headlines,Health Insurance,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-state-attorneys-general-sue-block-anthem-s-acquisition-cigna-aetna-s

Press release on the reasons why the U.S. Justice Department is attempting to block two proposed health insurance mergers.  Eleven states including Virginia are suing in the Federal District Court for the DC Circuit to prevent the mergers from reducing from five to three the number of national health insurers in the nation. From the Justice Department

National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Distributions by Type of Service and Source of Payment, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st491/stat491.pdf

Hospital inpatient expenses accounted for nearly 30% of total health care expenses for the U.S. population while prescriptions accounted for more than 20%.  Private insurance paid for 40% of total health expenses, while Medicare paid for 25%.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2533698

Widely cited article by President Obama which appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association discussing the progress of health care reform and specifically the improvements made by the Affordable Care Act in reducing the uninsured rate by 43% from 2010 to 2015.  From the White House and JAMA

 

Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs: A Summary of the 2016 Annual Reports

https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TRSUM/tr16summary.pdf

A summary of the two reports on the current and projected financial status of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The 2016 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

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

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/Downloads/TR2016.pdf

Estimates that the trust funds for the Hospital Insurance program will be depleted by 2028, two years earlier than last year’s prediction.  Trust funds for Parts B and D of the program are adequately financed over the next 10 years and beyond because premiums are reset each year to cover expected costs.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

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