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H.R. 1628: Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52939-hr1628amendment.pdf

Estimates that passage of this proposed act would decrease the federal deficit by $473 billion over the 2017-2026 period, increase the number of people without health insurance by 17 million in 2018, and, due to the loss of Medicaid expansion and federal subsidies, increase the number of people without health insurance to 32 million by 2026.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Invasive Cancer Incidence 2004-2013, and Deaths, 2006-2015, in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties, United States

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/ss/ss6614a1.htm?s_cid=ss6614a1_w

Finds that rural areas had lower average annual cancer incidence rates but higher death rates than metropolitan areas.  Also finds that rural areas had higher incidence of and deaths from several cancers related to tobacco use and cancers that can be prevented by screenings.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf

Estimates that 30.3 million Americans of all ages had diabetes or 9.4% of the U.S. population and cost factors were estimated to be $345 billion. Also details incidence of diabetes by demographic characteristics and geographic factors.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Global Abortion Policies Database

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,United Nations,Women

https://srhr.org/abortion-policies/

An interactive, open-access database and repository of current abortion laws, policies, national standards, and guidelines.  Aims to be a comprehensive information resource on abortion policies in the 21st century.  From the World Health Organization and the United Nations

 

Opioid Prescribing

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/opioids/index.html

Reports on trends in the prescribing of opioids by physicians and how these trends vary by geography.  Under “Issue Details” section, includes links to various information relating to opioid prescribing.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Births: Provisional Data for 2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/report002.pdf

The number of births and the fertility rate in the U.S. were both down 1% in 2016.  The fertility rate of 62 births per 1,000 women was a record low for the U.S.  Also presents data on marital status of mothers, preterm births, cesarean deliveries, and low birthweight.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Trends in Hospital Inpatient Stays in the United States, 2005-2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb225-Inpatient-US-Stays-Trends.pdf

Covers trends in hospital utilization and costs from 2005 to 2014 as well as the most common diagnoses for hospital inpatient stays during these years.  Trends are tracked by hospitalization cause, cost, and patient characteristics. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Vaccination Coverage Among Adults Aged 65 and Over: United States, 2015

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db281.pdf

Reports on types of vaccination coverage for elderly including influenza, pneumococcal, shingles, and tetanus booster within the last 10 years.  Data are presented by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and poverty status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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