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Federal Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2007 to 2027

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52405-means-tested-programs.pdf

Estimates that, if current laws remain generally unchanged, federal spending for cash-assistance programs for people of low income would grow at an average annual rate of 5.5% over the coming decade.  The estimate covers such programs as Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (food stamps), student Pell grants and others.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Trends in Enrollment, Offers, Eligibility and Take-Up for Employer-Sponsored Insurance: Private Sector, by State Medicaid Expansion Status, 2008-2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st499/stat499.pdf

Compares trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance across states that expanded Medicaid and states that did not.  Overall the percentage of private sector employees enrolled in an employer-sponsored health insurance plan declined from 2008 to 2015.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Long-Term Trends in Health Insurance Coverage

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/trendshealthinsurance1968_2015.pdf

Consists of two statistical tables showing health insurance coverage from 1968 to 2015.  Table 1 shows percentage of people under 65 with health insurance coverage by type of coverage and the uninsured.  Table 2 shows number of people with and without health insurance coverage and the type of coverage.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Managing Spending in Virginia’s Medicaid Program

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt489.pdf

Medicaid spending accounted for 22% of the general fund budget in FY2016, compared with 14% in FY2007.  Offers 35 recommendations for improvement.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201611.pdf

Provides estimates of those covered by health insurance for selected states.  In the first 6 months of 2016, 28 million persons of all ages were uninsured or 8.9% of the population.  This was 20 million fewer than in 2010, prior to the Affordable Care Act, but only 0.2 million fewer persons than in 2015.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population by Age and Insurance Coverage, 2014

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

https://meps.ahrq.gov/data_files/publications/st495/stat495.pdf

Shows estimates according to age, family income, and insurance coverage.  Finds that an average of $688 was paid out of pocket for health care among people with some health care expenses. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Executive Summary: Medicare Program: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) …

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

https://qpp.cms.gov/docs/QPP_Executive_Summary_of_Final_Rule.pdf

24 page summary of the new physician payment system under Medicare.  From the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the Health and Human Services Department

 

Medicare Program: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-focused Payment Models

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

https://qpp.cms.gov/docs/CMS-5517-FC.pdf

Final regulation (2000+ pages) for the new payment system for Medicare physicians that advances the administration’s emphasis on payment for quality rather than quantity of care.  Offers two paths in transitioning providers away from a fee-for-service system  From the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the Health and Human Services Department

 

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