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H.R. 1628: Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52939-hr1628amendment.pdf

Estimates that passage of this proposed act would decrease the federal deficit by $473 billion over the 2017-2026 period, increase the number of people without health insurance by 17 million in 2018, and, due to the loss of Medicaid expansion and federal subsidies, increase the number of people without health insurance to 32 million by 2026.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Long-term Trends in Health Insurance Coverage

Categories: Health Insurance,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/TrendHealthInsurance1968_2016.pdf

Shows trends in health insurance coverage from 1968 to 2016 by coverage type for persons under 65.  Also shows trends in non-coverage.  From the National Center for Health Insurance

 

Health United States 2016 With Chartbook on Long-Term Trends in Health

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus16.pdf

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Includes 114 trend tables organized around 4 major subject areas: health status, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures.  The chartbook focuses on health care trends since 1975.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

H.R. 1628: Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52849-hr1628senate.pdf

Estimates that passage of the Senate version of the health care legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act would reduce the federal budget deficit by $321 billion over the 2017-2026 time period but result in loss of health insurance coverage for 22 million individuals.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

High-Deductible Health Plans and Financial Barriers to Medical Care: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/ERHDHP_Access_0617.pdf

Survey covers policies with deductibles of $1300 for single coverage or $2600 for family coverage.  Reports that the percentage of adults under age 65 who enrolled in a high deductible plan increased from 26% to 39% in 2016.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Projecting Demand for the Services of Primary Care Doctors

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/workingpaper/52748-workingpaper.pdf

Predicts a slightly faster rise in demand for physicians in the 2013-2023 decade than in the previous decade.  Also outlines ways in which supply might respond to demand with and without federal government intervention.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Individual Market Premium Changes: 2013-2017

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/256751/IndividualMarketPremiumChanges.pdf

Analyzes health insurance premium increases from two data series, comparing premium costs in individual market plans purchased by consumers in 2013 to exchange plans purchased in 2017 to measure changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act’s key provisions.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Athletics/Exercise,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201705.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates from 1997 through 2015 for comparison.  The measures include health insurance coverage, having a usual place to go for medical care, receipt of vaccines, obesity, physical activity and more.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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