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Payers of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2010 and 2015

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

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb239-Opioid-Payer-Hospital-Stays-ED-Visits-by-State.pdf

Reports that from 2010 to 2015 the share of opioid-related inpatient stays and emergency department visits shifted away from private payers and no insurance to public payers.  Also provides state level information on the changing share of Medicare and Medicaid payments from 2010 to 2015.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Mental Health-related Physician Office Visits by Adults Aged 18 and Over: United States, 2012-2014

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db311.pdf

Examines adult mental health-related physician office visits by specialty and selected patient characteristics. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201805.pdf

Provides full year health insurance estimates for the U.S. and 18 selected states.  In 2017 29.3 million persons or 9.1% of the population were uninsured at the time of interview.  This was 19.3 million fewer uninsured persons than in 2010.  Also  provides details of uninsurance by age, sex, race, and ethnicity.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Insurance and Access to Care in Urban and Rural Areas, 2014-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Urban Issues

https://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st512/stat512.pdf

Uses three measures—percentage of people uninsured, percentage without a usual source of care, and percentage reporting unmet need for medical care/dental care/prescription drugs—to compare the quality of health care in rural and urban American areas.  Non-metro residents fared worse in the comparison.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs: A Summary of the 2018 Annual Reports

https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TRSUM/tr18summary.pdf

20+ page summary of the key findings on the current financial status of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds.  The two programs amounted to 42% of federal program expenditures in FY2017 and both programs are expected to experience cost growth in excess of GDP growth due to aging of the population.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Fact Sheet: Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm0405

Summarizes the annual financial review of Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds.  Recent policy changes will result in less funding for the Part A Medicare Hospital Fund which will be insolvent by 2026  Social Security is solvent until 2034 under current policies.  Includes links to full text of the Medicare and Social Security reports.  From the Treasury Department

 

Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2018 to 2028

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53826-healthinsurancecoverage.pdf

Estimates that the federal subsidies, taxes, and penalties associated with health insurance coverage for people under age 65 will result in a net subsidy from the federal government of $685 billion in 2018.  This cost includes the cost of preferential tax treatment for work-related insurance coverage, the cost of Medicaid and Medicare for those under 65, and government payments for other kinds of health insurance such as the marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

How CBO Defines and Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53822-defininghcc.pdf

Describes how the agency defines health insurance coverage for those under age 65, explains how estimates of those with and without coverage are calculated, describes the source of the data used for these estimates, the limitations of that data and how the estimates are adjusted because of those limitations.  From the Congressional Budget Office

(govt finance     health insurance     Medicare/Medicaid     statistics)

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