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Comparison of the Prevalence of Uninsured Persons from the National Health Interview Survey and the Current Population Survey, January-April 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/health_insurance/NCHS_CPS_Comparison092014.pdf

Explains changes in the Current Population Survey and how the changes may affect comparisons between the survey instruments for measuring lack of health insurance by the Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2013

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

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p60-250.pdf

In 2013 the percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the entire calendar year was 13.4%.  Also provides estimates of health insurance coverage by demographic characteristics, by state, and by the type of health insurance coverage, whether public or private.  From the Census Bureau

 

Administration Takes Steps to Ensure Women’s Continued Access to Contraception Coverage, While Respecting Religious-based Objections

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2014pres/08/20140822a.html

Press release explaining proposed revision to regulations relating to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act to relieve nonprofit organizations and closely held corporations with religious objections from being required to fund such coverage for employees.  From the Department of Health and Human Services

 

The Uninsured in America, First Part of 2013: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 65

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st447/stat447.pdf

 

During the first part of 2013, 21% of adults under 65 were uncovered by health insurance.  This report provides details about the uninsured including age, race, sex, marital status, and Census region.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Relationship of Income and Health Care Coverage to Receipt of Recommended Clinical Preventive Services by Adults—United States,2011-2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6331a2.htm

Finds that having health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act or having higher income was associated with higher rates of receiving a set of six basic health preventive services. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

2014 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

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

http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/downloads/tr2014.pdf

Annual report on the prospects for the trust funds that operate the Medicare program.  Credits the Affordable Care Act for slowing the rate of growth in expenses and extending the life of the trust fund that finances the hospital insurance program until 2030, four years longer than reported last year.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Delays, Extensions, and Other Actions Taken by the Administration

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43474.pdf

Covers actions taken by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Internal Revenue Service to delay, extend, or otherwise modify the law’s implementation.  A periodic report on implementation of the ACA.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Examining the Number of Competitors and the Cost of Medicare Part D

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45553-PartD.pdf

This working paper examines the relationship between the number of competing plan sponsors and the cost of Part D, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, during the program’s first five years.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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