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Hospitalization, Readmission, and Death Experience of Noninstutionalized Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Aged 65 and Over

Categories: Births/Deaths,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

In 2012 nearly one-fifth of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who were discharged from a hospital were readmitted within 30 days. Also tracks the number of such readmissions which result in death. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Differentials in the Concentration of Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S., 2013

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

In 2013 health care expenses totaled $1.40 trillion in the U.S. The top 50% accounted for 97% of health care expenditures while the bottom 50% accounted for only 2.9% This report provides detailed estimates of the concentration of health care expenditures for the nation and for specific population subgroups. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures Over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2012-2013

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

In both years of coverage, 30% of the U.S. population accounted for 90% of health care expenditures. Moreover 63% of those in the top 30% in 2012 were also in the top 30% in 2013. Also describes characteristics of those in the top category including health insurance status. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Emergency Department Visits Related to Schizophrenia Among Adults Aged 18-64: United States, 2009-2011

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

During the period an estimated 382,000 emergency room visits related to schizophrenia occurred each year among adults. This report describes characteristics of the visits and the expected source of payment for such visits. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Sharpe Holdings v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

Decision of a panel of judges on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals that, unlike several previous Appellate Court decisions, affirms a District Court opinion that blocks the federal government from enforcing the contraceptive care provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and sends the issue back to the Supreme Court. A Christian organization, CNS International Ministries, objected to providing such coverage for employees. From


Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014

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

Reports that the percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the entire year of 2014 was 10.4%, down from 13.3% in 2013. Also shows health insurance coverage by types of coverage, by race and Hispanic origin, and by states. From the Census Bureau


Variation in Physician Office Visit Rates by Patient Characteristics and State, 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

For 74% of American children and adults, a doctor’s office was their usual place to visit for health care in 2012. This report examines the rate of physician office visits by patient age, sex, state, and source of payment. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Veterans’ Usual Source of Care, 2009-2012: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population

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

Provides detailed estimates of the percentage of honorably discharged veterans who reported having a usual source of medical care. The estimates are presented by gender, age, race and ethnicity, poverty status, and type of health insurance. Finds that 86/8% of veterans had a USC. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


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