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Differences in Health Insurance Coverage Between Part-Time and Full-Time Private Sector Workers, 2005 and 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment

https://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st511/stat511.pdf

Examines changes in health insurance coverage of non-elderly adults who worked for the same private sector employer throughout the year.  From 2005 to 2015 the percentage of part-time workers covered by some type of employer-sponsored insurance decreased by 10 percentage points.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Trends in Hospital Emergency Department Visits by Age and Payer, 2006-2015

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

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb238-Emergency-Department-Age-Payer-2006-2015.pdf

Examines who visits emergency departments of hospitals by age and insurance status.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

One in Five Counties See Decrease in Uninsured Rate for the Population Under Age 65

Categories: Health Insurance,Maps/Geography,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2018/sahie.html

Reports on findings from the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates Program, which is the source for single-year estimates of the number of people with and without health insurance coverage for each of the 3,141 U.S. counties. From the Census Bureau

 

Tables of Summary Health Statistics

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/SHS/tables.htm

Provides statistics in PDF and Excel formats for various health categories for U.S. such as overnight hospital stays, type of health insurance coverage, health status by selected characteristics with 193 categories in all. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health Insurance Exchanges 2018 Open Enrollment Period Final Report

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2018-Fact-sheets-items/2018-04-03.html

Summarizes enrollment activity in the Health Insurance Exchanges during the Open Enrollment Period for the 2018 plan year.  About 11.8 million individuals enrolled or were automatically re-enrolled in Exchange plans for 2018.  Includes links to state-level data on plan selections and demographic characteristics of enrollees.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

The Distribution of Household Income, 2014

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53597-distribution-household-income-2014.pdf

Provides a stark picture of income inequality in the U.S. where, in 2014, the lowest fifth had average annual income of about $19,000 and the highest fifth had $281,000.  Also discusses trends in income inequality and how federal programs, especially the Affordable Care Act, and taxes affected the distribution of income in 2014.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Trends in Hospital Inpatient Stays by Age and Payer, 2000-2015

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

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb235-Inpatient-Stays-Age-Payer-Trends.pdf

Presents data on hospital inpatient stays in a recent 15 year period by age group and primary payer.  During the latter part of this period, Medicaid was the top primary payer for those under 18.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Governor McAuliffe and Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Propose Joint Legislative Priorities

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Environment,Guns,Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=22095

Press release which outlines major priorities for the current and future Democratic leaders including expansion of Medicaid, universal background checks for gun purchases, reform of the absentee voting process, joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and preventing the personal use of campaign contributions.  From the Office of the Governor

 

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