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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

 

Congressional Statistics, December 2015

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/factsheets/cong_stats/2015/index.html

Fact sheets and data tables for each state, showing the number of beneficiaries by type and the total monthly benefits paid under the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program and the Supplemental Security Income Program.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The 2016 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds

https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/2016/tr2016.pdf

Presents the current and projected financial status of the trust funds.  Projects that the combined asset reserves of the OASDI funds will be depleted  in 2034, the same as last year, with 79% of benefits payable at that time.  The Disability Trust Fund will become depleted in 2023, extended from last year’s estimate of 2016.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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