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SSI Recipients by State and County 2015

Categories: Children,Disability,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2015/ssi_sc15.pdf

Provides information about the number of recipients and amount of benefits received by state and county for the Supplemental Security Income Program, which provides cash assistance to low-income aged, blind, or disabled persons.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Household Food Security in the United States in 2015

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2137663/err215.pdf

12.7% of American households were food insecure at least some time during 2015, and 5% had very low food security.  The low food security households lacked the money to prevent disruptions of eating patterns.  Also describes the prevalence of food insecurity in households with children and participation in federal food assistance programs. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Fast Facts and Figures about Social Security, 2016

Categories: Disability,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2016/fast_facts16.pdf

Answers the most frequently asked questions about the Social Security programs and highlights basic program statistics for the retirement, survivors, disability, and Supplemental Security Income programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2015

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2015/oasdi_sc15.pdf

Annual publication which provides data on the Social Security population at the local level.  Presents statistics on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  Also shows the number of men and women aged 65 or older receiving benefits.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Changes in ACA Individual Market Costs from 2014-2015: Near-Zero Growth Suggests an Improving Risk Pool

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Forms-Reports-and-Other-Resources/Downloads/Final-Risk-Pool-Analysis-8_11_16.pdf

Report which shows that “per-enrollee medical costs in the Affordable Care Act individual market were essentially unchanged in 2015, even as costs in the broader insurance market continued to rise.”  Argues that the program is becoming stronger by attracting more healthy, low-cost enrollees.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Federal Benefits and Services for People with Low Income: Overview of Spending Trends, FY2008-FY2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44574.pdf

Reports that federal spending for low-income assistance programs grew by 51% over the eight year period and that the primary cause for the increase was spending on health care. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Integrating Health and Social Care

Categories: Elderly,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Welfare/Social Services

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0532/POST-PN-0532.pdf

An ageing population is putting stress on health and social care services.  This report outlines what integration is, examines policies to achieve it, and gives examples of such integration in England.  Also looks at the challenges and assesses the effectiveness of approaches to date.

From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Status of the Social Security and Medicare Programs: A Summary of the 2016 Annual Reports

https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TRSUM/tr16summary.pdf

A summary of the two reports on the current and projected financial status of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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