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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

 

Problems Paying Medical Bills Among Persons Under Age 65: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2011-June 2014

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/probs_paying_medical_bills_jan_2011_jun_2014.pdf

Provides updated estimates for the percentage of persons under age 65 who were in families having problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months.  Finds that the percentage decreased from 21% in 2011 to 17.8% in the first 6 months of 2014.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Does Health-Care Reform Support Self-Employment?

Categories: Business/Economics,Health Insurance,Labor/Employment

http://www.kc.frb.org/publicat/econrev/pdf/14q3Tuzemen-Becker.pdf

Examines possible link between health insurance availability and the willingness to be self-employed.  Uses Massachusetts state experience to examine whether the Affordable Care Act has made self-employment more attractive.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

 

 

Transitions in Health Insurance Coverage Over Time, 2012-2014 (Selected Intervals): Estimates for the … Adult Population Under Age 65

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st467/stat467.pdf

Finds that 30.2% of nonelderly adults who had been uninsured gained coverage between the beginning of 2013 and the beginning of 2014.  Also provides demographic information for those gaining and losing health insurance coverage. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Transitions in Health Insurance Coverage Over Time, 201202014 ….

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st467/stat467.pdf

Examines year to year changes in the health insurance status of the non-elderly.  Reports that between the first parts of 2013 and 2014, 30.2% of nonelderly adults who had been uninsured gained coverage.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Medicare’s Payment to Physicians: The Budgetary Effects of Alternative Policies Relative to CBO’s January 2015 Baseline

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

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49923-SGR_Options.pdf

Shows spending outlays in billions of dollars annually to 2025 for physician payments under various alternative proposals.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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