Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Preliminary Analysis of Legislation that would Replace Subsidies for Health Care with Block Grants

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/53126-health.pdf

Finds that the latest Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would reduce the federal budget deficit by at least $133 billion but reduce the number of people with comprehensive health insurance by millions.  Loss of insurance would result from reductions in spending for the block grants, reductions in spending for subsidies, and the repeal of penalties for not having insurance.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Trends in Emergency Department Visits, 2006-2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb227-Emergency-Department-Visit-Trends.pdf

Examines why people visit hospital emergency departments including patient characteristics, conditions cited, and expected payer.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2017 to 2027

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53091-fshic.pdf

The federal government subsidizes health insurance for most Americans through a variety of programs and tax provisions.  In 2017 such subsidies total $705 billion.  The study estimates the future costs of such subsidies including preferential tax treatment for employer-provided insurance, the cost of Medicaid coverage, and support for ACA marketplace coverage.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016

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

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p60-260.pdf

The uninsured rate decreased by 0.3% between 2015 and 2016.  The percentage of people without health insurance for the entire year was 8.8% or 28 million.  Also describes the percentage of people covered by private vs government health insurance.  Also covers health insurance by age and race.  From the Census Bureau

 

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2017

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201708.pdf

Presents selected estimates of health insurance coverage in the U.S. in the first months following the change of presidential administrations.  28 million persons of all ages were uninsured at the time of interview, a non-significant difference from 2016 figures.  Also discusses short- and long-term trends.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The Effects of Terminating Payments for Cost-Sharing Reductions

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53009-costsharingreductions.pdf

Attempts to estimate what would happen to insurance markets if the federal government were to end reimbursement payments to insurers for offering discounts to low-income customers under the Affordable Care Act.  Foresees possible 20% increase in premiums in first year.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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

 

Next Page »