Contents Background and Methods Findings: Data Availability and Gaps, By Policy Area and Population Groups Findings: Strategies and Current/Planned Initiatives for Improving AI/AN/NA Data Availability Summary and Conclusions Background and Methods
This report identifies gaps in AI/AN/NA data on health and well-being, strategies for improving AI/AN/NA data availability and quality, and some current initiatives underway within HHS and other federal agencies that are intended to improve these data.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) performed an analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) to investigate the characteristics of those who are uninsured for 13-24 months over a two-year period. For this analysis people uninsured for over one year are referred to as "the long-term uninsured."
Expenditures for health care in the United States continue to rise and are estimated to reach $1.66 trillion in 2003. Much of these costs can be attributed to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and asthma. A much smaller amount is spent on preventing these conditions. Th
Research Note: The Long-Term Uninsured This report is available on the Internet at: http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/long-term-uninsured04/ Report in PDF format for printing
Trends in Noncitizens' and Citizens' Use of Public Benefits Following Welfare Reform: 1994-97 by Michael Fix and Jeffrey S. Passel March 1999