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H.R. 1628: Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52849-hr1628senate.pdf

Estimates that passage of the Senate version of the health care legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act would reduce the federal budget deficit by $321 billion over the 2017-2026 time period but result in loss of health insurance coverage for 22 million individuals.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

High-Deductible Health Plans and Financial Barriers to Medical Care: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/ERHDHP_Access_0617.pdf

Survey covers policies with deductibles of $1300 for single coverage or $2600 for family coverage.  Reports that the percentage of adults under age 65 who enrolled in a high deductible plan increased from 26% to 39% in 2016.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Projecting Demand for the Services of Primary Care Doctors

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/workingpaper/52748-workingpaper.pdf

Predicts a slightly faster rise in demand for physicians in the 2013-2023 decade than in the previous decade.  Also outlines ways in which supply might respond to demand with and without federal government intervention.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Individual Market Premium Changes: 2013-2017

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/256751/IndividualMarketPremiumChanges.pdf

Analyzes health insurance premium increases from two data series, comparing premium costs in individual market plans purchased by consumers in 2013 to exchange plans purchased in 2017 to measure changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act’s key provisions.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Athletics/Exercise,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201705.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates from 1997 through 2015 for comparison.  The measures include health insurance coverage, having a usual place to go for medical care, receipt of vaccines, obesity, physical activity and more.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

H.R. 1628 American Health Care Act of 2017

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1628aspassed.pdf

Widely anticipated analysis of the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives in May 2017.  Finds the bill if enacted into law would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion and cause 23 million people to lose health insurance coverage by 2026.  Also finds that by 2026 51 million people under age 65 would be without health insurance compared to 28 million under current law.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Changes in Characteristics of Chronically Uninsured Adults: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2010-September 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/erchronicunins_1016_f.pdf

Over the past 6 years, the percentage of chronically uninsured adults has shrunk from 16.8% to 7.6% or a gain in the insured of 18.2 million. This report looks at characteristics of those who were uninsured for longer than a short period of time.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

H.R.1628: The American Health Care Act (AHCA)

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44785.pdf

The Congressional Budget Office has not yet released a report on the cost or effects of the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives on 5/4/17, but an extensive examination of the provisions of the bill has been prepared by the Congressional Research Service.  Contains three tables that offer an overview of all AHCA provisions. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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