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Distribution of Lifetime Medicare Taxes and Spending by Sex and by Lifetime Household Earnings

Categories: Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/workingpaper/52985-workingpaper.pdf

Examines the distribution between taxes paid to and benefits received from the Medicare program based on beneficiaries’ lifetime earnings and Medicare spending data.  A working paper from the Congressional Budget Office

 

2017 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/Downloads/TR2017.pdf

Annual report on the actuarial status and financial operations of the Medicare Parts A, B, and D programs. Estimated depletion date for the Hospital Insurance Fund (Part A) under current law  is 2029.  The fund which covers Parts B and D is expected to be adequately funded over the next 10 years.  From the Social Security Administration

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Medicaid Expansion: Behavioral Health Treatment Use in Selected States in 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-529

Since behavioral health conditions disproportionately affect low-income people, this study looks at how Medicaid expansion in four states affected treatment for those enrolled under the Affordable Care Act. From the Government Accountability Office

 

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

 

Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2014

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2014/index.html

Annual report which presents employment and earnings data by sex and age for people in employment covered by Social Security and Medicare.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Budget of the U. S. Government: A New Foundation for American Greatness: Fiscal Year 2018

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/budget.pdf

Basic budget document of the Trump administration with summary tables.  Proposes steep cuts to Medicaid and other social services programs.  From the White House and the Office of Management and Budget

 

Health Care: Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Use in Medicare and Selected Federal Programs

Categories: Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684115.pdf

Studies alternatives to health care provided in person at a physician’s office for those distant from medical providers.  Looks at factors that affect the use of remote medical services through Medicare and emerging payment/delivery models. From the Government Accountability Office

 

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

 

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