New data from the Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending suggests the increased rate of growth in health spending noted in late 2014 has persisted into early 2015. Kathy Hempstead explores the data in a new blog post finding health care spending in January and February 2015 is 6.5 percent higher than in 2013, a continuation of trends observed in late 2014.
April 24, 2015
New data from the Urban Institute’s Health Reform Monitoring Survey show that the number of uninsured American adults 18 to 64 has fallen by 15 million since September 2013, the month before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplaces officially opened for business. The percentage of uninsured adults fell from 17.6 percent in September 2013 to 10.1 percent in March 2015.
April 16, 2015
New data from the Urban Institute's Health Reform Monitoring Survey show that few people who are uninsured and thus facing tax penalties are aware of the requirement to report insurance coverage status on their taxes. As of March 29, only 36,000 people had taken advantage of the extended insurance enrollment period, which runs through April 30.
April 13, 2015
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Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) at the University of Pennsylvania provides insight into what health insurance exchange features are most effective and what factors explain state variation.Learn more
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A new report identifies trends in the health insurance assistance needs of consumers during three distinct periods: before passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), during the ACA’s implementation, and post-ACA.
April 10, 2015
A new report looks at the revised projections on U.S. health care spending, which have been lowered by $2.5 trillion since forecasts made immediately following the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The major factor is historically low growth in health care spending since the recession, but the authors note the ACA has also played a role.
April 8, 2015