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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

 

An Analysis of Private-Sector Prices for Hospital Admissions

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/workingpaper/52567-hospitalprices.pdf

Compares hospital insurance rates of commercial plans with those of Medicare fee-for-service plans and finds that Medicare rates were on average 47% lower than commercial rates with variations across metro areas and across hospitals within metro areas.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

H.R. 1628, The American Health Care Act, Incorporating Manager’s Amendments 4, 5, 24, and 25

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

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52516?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=812526&utm_campaign=0

Offers an estimate of the effect on direct spending and on health insurance coverage of the revised bill designed to replace the Affordable Care Act.  Finds that the proposed revisions would result in less savings and 24 million more uninsured relative to the number under current law.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Utilization of Clinical Preventive Services for Cancer and Heart Disease Among Insured Adults: United States, 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db274.pdf

Links recent improvements in health insurance coverage to improved access to health care and increased use of preventive services.  This report presents the proportion of insured adults who received recommended services for the prevention of  early detection of cancer and heart disease.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

American Health Care Act

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

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/americanhealthcareact_0.pdf

Estimates that the Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act will reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period and increase the number of uninsured people by 14 million by 2018.  By 2026 the number of uninsured is expected to rise to 24 million.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses for Medical Services, by Insurance Coverage, 2000-2014

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

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st500/stat500.pdf

Examines the percentage of persons with an out-of-pocket payment, the size of the payment as a percentage of a person’s expenses, and the average amount paid out-of-pocket per person.  Also shows how these numbers vary by age of person and type of insurance coverage.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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