Health care spending varies widely across the United States and in ways that are not entirely understood.
After accounting for exemptions, AAF estimates that 5.2 million people will be subject to the individual mandate penalty for being uninsured in 2014 and will pay a total of $5.8 billion in additional taxes.
The aging American population is a widely recognized phenomenon that has serious implications for the national economy.
Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released total Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment by zip code for states using the federal exchange.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was designed in 1997 to provide health insurance to children whose family income exceeded Medicaid eligibility, but was insufficent to purchase private coverage. However, with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many families no longer need CHIP. With funding set to expire next year, the question becomes: who still needs CHIP?
Since its implementation, the Medicare Prescription Drug Program—known as Part D—has cost the federal government less and saved beneficiaries more than expected.
On Tuesday, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released an overview of sixty contracts involved in the development and operation of the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace, which began with spectacular failure last fall.
The story of slow health care spending growth is best told as a series of vignettes, one of which features prescription drug innovation.
The shortage of primary care physicians is a well-known, well-documented, and generally accepted fact of American health care. The Health Resources and Services Administration has identified 6,100 areas with less than one primary care physician for every 3,500 people and estimate that the medical workforce would need over 8,000 additional physicians to address the shortage.
The mainstream coverage conversation is dominated by talk of adults. As it is adults who make purchasing decisions, contribute to the economy, and vote, they are an important group, but children are equally significant and often looked over.