This report to Congress analyzed 10 years of data to look at trends in emergency department utilization at the national and state levels.
An Assessment of the Sustainability and Impact of Community Coalitions once Federal Funding has Expired
This report examines the long-term sustainability and impact of community coalitions that were funded by the Community Access Program (CAP) and its successor, the Healthy Communities Access Program (HCAP). CAP/HCAP was one of the largest federal investments to strengthen local safety nets through community coalitions providing $525 million in gran
According to the annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare trustees, the financial outlook for the two programs is not favorable. Under the central forecasts reported for the past 16 years under both Republican and Democratic Administrations, both programs face significant long-range financing problems arising largely from the aging of t
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
ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Social Security and Medicare from a Trust Fund and Budget Perspective April 2005 Printer Friendly Version in PDF format This Issue Brief is available on the Internet at: http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/ss-mcare-trust05/index.htm
Understanding Different Estimates of Uninsured Children: Putting the Differences in Context Acknowledgments: ASPE would like to thank those reviewers at the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), and the Census Bureau whose helpful comments and expertise contributed greatly t
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