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Offer Rates, Enrollment Rates, Premiums, and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector for the 10 Largest Metropolitan Areas, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st446/stat446.pdf

Includes coverage of metro areas where premiums are higher or lower or availability of insurance is higher. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Selection and Costs for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector, 2013 versus 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st445/stat445.pdf

Average premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose across all coverage types with single premiums up 3.5%, employee-plus-one premiums up 3.5%, and family coverage up 3.6%.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

State Differences in the Cost of Job-Related Health Insurance, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st444/stat444.pdf

Presents state variations from the national average of the cost of job-related health insurance and how these costs are shared by employers and their employees.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45471-Long-TermBudgetOutlook.pdf

Attempts to predict the federal budget outlook for the next 10 years and beyond.  Foresees period of stable deficits remaining at about 2.5 to 3% of GDP, but larger deficits after 2020 due to an aging population, rising health care costs, and an expansion of federal subsidies for health insurance.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2013-14: Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2012-13; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2012-13: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014066.pdf

Offers preliminary enrollment and degree data for colleges and universities for the 2012-13 year and cost data for the past year.  Tuition increases at public colleges for in-state students averaged 4% to $7,800 per year and 3% to $17,500 for out-of-state students.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Prescription Drugs: Comparison of DOD, Medicaid, and Medicare Part D Retail Reimbursement Prices

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/664521.pdf

This report compares retail reimbursement prices paid by the Defense Department, Medicaid, and Medicare Part D for a sample of prescription drugs and describes factors affecting these prices. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Trends and Projections in Inpatient Hospital Costs and Utilization, 2003-2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb175-Hospital-Cost-Utilization-Projections-2013.pdf

One-third of all health care spending in the U.S. is for inpatient hospital services.  This study attempts to produce current statistics on the cost of hospitalizations according to general types of conditions. Meanwhile average hospital costs increased from $9,100 in 2003 to $10,600 in 2011.

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

 

How Does Consumer Spending Change During Boom, Recession, and Recovery?

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-3/how-does-consumer-spending-change-during-boom-recession-and-recovery.htm

Traces the relative importance of items of consumer expenditure in periods of boom and bust and over time.  The most pronounced trend is the long-term decline in the relative importance of food in the Consumer Price Index.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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