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Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Private versus Public Sector, 2013

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

Presents estimates of average premiums paid by public and private sector employees for single, employee-plus-one, and family coverage.  Found that public sector employees paid higher premiums than private sector employees with wide variation across geographic areas.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


New Medicare Data Available to Increase Transparency on Hospital and Physician Utilization

Categories: Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Agency press release announcing availability of latest annual release of Medicare hospital utilization and payment data and physician and other supplier utilization and payment data.   Covers bills for services for the 100 most common hospital Medicare inpatient stays and 30 selected outpatient procedures and services/charges from physicians and other Part B providers.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


How USDA Forecasts Retail Food Price Inflation

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Provides a detailed description of the revised methodology used by federal analysts to predict the movement of prices in 7 farm, 6, wholesale, and 19 retail food categories as well as information about the accuracy and performance of individual forecasts.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Gasoline Prices: Cyclical Trends and Market Developments

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Science/Technology,Statistics

Discusses the influence on recent gasoline prices caused by seasonality in gasoline refining and the so-called shale revolution which changed the U.S. since 2009 from a crude oil importer to a gasoline exporter.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics



Top Five Most Costly Conditions Among Children, Ages 0-17, 2012 …

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Identifies the five most costly health conditions for children and the cost figures for 2012.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Top Five Most Costly Conditions Among Adults Age 18 and Older, 2012….

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Identifies the five most costly health conditions for adults and for elderly adults and provides cost figures for 2012.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Trends in the Five Most Costly Conditions Among the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2002 and 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

The same five conditions were ranked as the five most costly in 2002 and 2012.  The largest increase in cost during this period was for mental disorders, but heart conditions accounted for the highest total spending in both 2002 and 2012. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Annual Energy Outlook 2015: With Projections to 2040

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Presents long-term annual projections of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2040.  Presented as shorter edition under new plan for alternating longer and shorter editions.  From the Energy Information Administration


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