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Posted byon September 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT
A number of recent reports point to one clear conclusion: The Affordable Care Act is working and making health care more affordable, accessible, and of a higher quality for families, seniors, businesses, and taxpayers.
Posted byon September 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT
Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report, Combating Antibiotic Resistance. The report was released simultaneously with a National Strategy on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria as well as with a Presidential Executive Order, emphasizing to the Nation the importance of addressing this growing challenge.
Posted byon September 16, 2014 at 11:19 AM EDT
New data out this morning from the National Center for Health Statistics show that health insurance coverage increased sharply in the first quarter of 2014, reflecting the significant progress made in expanding access to affordable insurance coverage during the first part of the Affordable Care Act’s inaugural open enrollment period.
Posted byon September 5, 2014 at 1:02 PM EDT
This week’s Chart of the Week uses the most up-to-date data to breaks down what’s going on with health care costs for employers and the Medicare program.
New Report Shows that Slow Health Care Spending Growth Continued in 2013, While Near-Term Trends Remain EncouragingPosted byon September 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM EDT
New estimates out from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show that national health expenditures rose at historically slow rates in 2013, continuing the exceptionally slow growth in health costs seen in recent years.
Posted byon July 30, 2014 at 11:37 AM EDT
Because of the Affordable Care Act, states are expanding their Medicaid programs to cover more Americans, and today, Medicaid covers over 66 million Americans.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 1:35 PM EDT
The latest annual report from the Medicare program’s Boards of Trustees brings good news about the program’s financial future: Its Trust Fund will last four more years, to 2030, and projected Part B premiums for 2015 will not increase for the second year in a row.
Posted byon July 24, 2014 at 3:39 PM EDT
The “80/20 rule” -– also known as the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rule -– went into effect in 2011, and has saved consumers a lot of money over the last few years.
Posted byon July 8, 2014 at 2:44 PM EDT
Posted byon July 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM EDT
For Adelina of Sunland Park, New Mexico, like for so many others, Medicaid coverage is providing her with the coverage she needs to be healthy.