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Characteristics of Hospital Stays for Super-Utilizers by Payer, 2012

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

Studies the characteristics of hospital stays by a relatively small number of individuals who consume a large share of health care resources in order to find ways to improve delivery and management of their care to reduce costs.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009-2013

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

This report compares health insurance and health characteristics between those with and those without serious psychological distress severe enough to cause moderate-to-serious impairment in social, occupational, or school functioning.  Finds that women of all ages are more likely than men to suffer such distress.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Insurance Status by State Medicaid Expansion Status: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2013 – September 2014

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

Examines changes in the percentage of persons who were uninsured, by state Medicaid expansion status, age, and poverty status.  The percentage of adults who were uninsured decreased from 20.4% in 2013 to 15.9% in April-September 2014.  Medicaid expansion states experienced a larger drop in the uninsured (10%) than non-expansion states (3%).  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Association Between Diagnosed ADHD and Selected Characteristics Among Children Aged 4-17 Years: United States, 2011-2013

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Mental Health,Statistics

Describes the prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among children using parent-reported data.  Differences in prevalence are examined by selected demographic and socioeconomic variables including health insurance coverage and poverty status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Health United States 2014, With Special Feature on Adults Aged 55-64

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

The annual overview of national trends in health statistics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, 2014

The major source of data for U.S. social insurance and welfare programs.  Published annually since 1940.  Covers both programs administered by the Social Security Administration and other major health care and social insurance programs of the federal government.  From the Social Security Administration


An Introduction to Health Insurance: What Should a Consumer Know?

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health Insurance

Provides an overview of private-sector health insurance, including how health insurance plans differ and which plan might be best for a particular consumer.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


2014 Annual Report of the State Board of Health

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


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