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Assessing the Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Part-Time Employment

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Considers whether penalties in the Affordable Care Act for large employers who do not offer health insurance to full-time workers has brought about an increase in the use of part-time labor.  From the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank


Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population by Age and Insurance Coverage, 2014

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

Shows estimates according to age, family income, and insurance coverage.  Finds that an average of $688 was paid out of pocket for health care among people with some health care expenses. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Medicare: Insolvency Projections

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

Discusses the different parts of the Medicare program and how they are financed, the history of and current insolvency projections, and what would happen if the fund became insolvent. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Insurance Coverage of Ambulatory Care Visits in the Last Six Months of 2011-13 and 2014, by Medicaid Expansion Status

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

New pathways to insurance coverage became available in 2014 including government subsidized private coverage through newly-created marketplaces and the potential for states to expand Medicaid eligibility.  This report compares the insurance coverage of ambulatory care visits before and after these changes.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


National Health Care Expenses Per Person in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2014

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

In 2014 85% of the U.S. population or 271 million persons had some expenses for health care.  The U. S. spends a larger share of its GDP on health care than any other major industrialized country.  This report presents estimates of how these costs are distributed across types of services, different payers, and by selected characteristics of the population.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2015

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

Presents statistics on health insurance coverage in 2015, as well as changes in insurance coverage rates from 2013 to 2014 and 2015.  Reports the uninsured rate dropped by 1.3%  and the percentage of people without insurance all year was down to 9.1% of the population from 10.4% in 2014.  From the Census Bureau



Projecting Hospitals’ Profit Margins Under Several Illustrative Scenarios

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

Examines the effects of changes to hospital finances by the Affordable Care Act, which reduced Medicare payments but also expanded insurance coverage to reduce the cost of uncompensated care.  This paper calculates the profit margins of hospitals and the share of hospitals that might lose money by 2025 under several scenarios.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

27.3 million persons were uninsured in the U.S. during the first three months of 2016, 1.3 million fewer than in 2015, and 21.3 million fewer than in 2010.  Includes short-term trends by race and ethnicity, private exchange coverage, and health insurance coverage by state Health Insurance Marketplace type.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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