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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Annual Report of the State Board of Health

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

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1212015/$file/RD121.pdf

Includes discussion and statistics of such issues as access to health care, aging population, immunization, health disparities and environmental health in Virginia.  From the Virginia State Board  of Health

 

2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqdr14/2014nhqdr.pdf

Beginning with 2014, the previously separate healthcare quality and disparities reports  are integrated into a single document.  Covers the quality of healthcare received by the general population and disparities endured by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.  Finds that disparities were reduced by access to health insurance from the Affordable Care Act.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Free Exercise of Religion by Closely Held Corporations: Implications of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43654.pdf

Analyzes the Supreme Court’s decision that corporations owned and controlled by a single family could not be required to provide their employees with contraceptive coverage under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  Also examines potential legislative responses and the decision’s effect on employer requirements to offer contraceptive coverage in group health plans.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Acceptance of New Patients with Public and Private Insurance by Office-based Physicians: United States 2013

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db195.pdf

This report summarizes physician acceptance of new patients with Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance.  Also summarizes by how these acceptance rates vary by select physician characteristics and by state. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Children’s Health Insurance Program: Effects on Coverage and Access, and Considerations for Extending Funding

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668768.pdf

CHIP is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance for over 8 million children.  As Congress decides whether to extend program funding, this report assesses the program’s effect on children’s health care coverage and key issues for Congress to consider.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-September 2014

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201503.pdf

Reports that 37 million Americans or 11.9% of the population were uninsured at the time of the survey interview.  Also includes health insurance coverage by demographic characteristics and poverty status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Private Health Insurance: Early Evidence Finds Premium Tax Credit Likely Contributed to Expanded Coverage, but Some Lack Access to Affordable Plans

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669165.pdf

Examines the affordability of health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, including the effects of the advance premium tax credit.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

The 2013 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE): An Overview

Categories: Health Insurance,Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/data/2013/2013highlights.pdf

Shows the number of people with and without health insurance coverage by states and each of the nation’s 3,140 counties by means of thematic maps.  From the Census Bureau

 

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