Obamacare

  • 02.15.17

    Healthcare Polling Data

    Healthcare and specifically discussions of the Affordable Care Act have been prominent in U.S. politics for a number of years. It was a major issue in the 2016 election and will continue to be a prominent issue as the new administration addresses the issue. This article gives a quick overview of trends in public op...

    Healthcare and specifically discussions of the Affordable Care Act have been prominent in U.S. politics for a number of years. It was a major issue in the 2016 election and will continue to be a prominent issue as the new administration addresses the issue. This article gives a quick overview of trends in public opinion polling around healthcare in the U.S. - approval of the ACA, whether they are satisfied with the cost of their insurance, and whether they think healthcare coverage is the responsibility of the federal government.

    Healthcare Polling Slide1

  • 09.29.16

    Key Facts About The Uninsured Population

    This fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation specifically looks at the uninsured population in the United States. The main questions it answers are: Why do people remain uninsured? The fact sheet states that even under the ACA, high costs are cited as the main reason for not purchasing health insurance Who r...

    This fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation specifically looks at the uninsured population in the United States. The main questions it answers are:

    Why do people remain uninsured? The fact sheet states that even under the ACA, high costs are cited as the main reason for not purchasing health insurance

    Who remains uninsured? Most are low-income families; people of color are at a higher risk of being unisnured

    How does the lack of insurance affect access to health care? People without insurance have worse access to care and less access to preventable care.

    What are the finanical implications of lack of coverage? The uninsured often face unaffordable medical bills when they do seek care.

  • 01.20.16

    National Health Expenditures 2015 Highlights

    This article from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services looks at healthcare spending in the U.S. through two different lenses: Health spending by type of service or product, and health spending by major source of funds....

    This article from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services looks at healthcare spending in the U.S. through two different lenses: 

    Health spending by type of service or product, and health spending by major source of funds.