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Health Care Access and Utilization Among Adults Aged 18-64, by Race and Hispanic Origin: United States, 2013 and 2014

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db208.pdf

Describes recent changes in health insurance coverage and selected measures of health care access and utilization following implementation of the Affordable Care Act and expansion of Medicaid in some states.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Behavioral Health: Options for Low-Income Adults to Receive Treatment in Selected States

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670894.pdf

Examines how many low-income, uninsured adults may have a behavioral health condition, options for such adults to receive treatment in selected non-Medicaid expansion states, and how selected Medicaid expansion states provide behavioral health coverage for newly eligible enrollees and how such enrollment affects treatment availability.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Home Health Compare Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings

Categories: Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2015-Fact-sheets-items/2015-07-16.html

Unveils a new federal system of rating the quality of home health care agencies using a 5 star rating system.  Measures performance on 9 of the 29 quality measures already used on the Home Health Compare website.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Ensuring the Integrity of Medicare Part D

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-15-00180.pdf

Discusses the vulnerability of the prescription drug portion of Medicare to fraud and what has been done to mitigate the problem in the 9 years since the benefit was added.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Medicaid: Service Utilization Patterns for Beneficiaries in Managed Care

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670548.pdf

More than half of Medicaid beneficiaries are enrolled in managed care plans.  This report examines data from 19 states to calculate service utilization rates for adult and child beneficiaries enrolled in managed care plans by state, service category, and length of enrollment.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2012

Categories: Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2012/eedata_sc12.pdf

Shows by sex and age the number of workers and self-employed persons, the amount of their taxable earnings, and the amount they paid in Social Security and Medicare contributions.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, July-December 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201506.pdf

In 2014 36 million persons of all ages or 11.5% of the population were uninsured at the time of interview.  Also reports on the number and percent covered by private plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Also covers demographic characteristics and poverty status of those without health insurance.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50250-LongTermBudgetOutlook.pdf

Describes in detail the worsening federal budget outlook.  Covers the near and long-term outlook for the budget, for major health care programs, for Social Security, for other federal spending, and for federal revenues.  Also covers economic and budget effects of various policy initiatives.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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