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Insuring the future: current trends in health coverage and the effects of implementing the Affordable Care Act : findings from the Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey, 2012

Author(s):
Collins, Sara R., author
Doty, Michelle M., author
Robertson, Ruth, author
Garber, Tracey, author
Contributor(s):
Commonwealth Fund, issuing body.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, [2013]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Care Reform -- economics
Health Care Reform -- legislation & jurisprudence
Health Care Reform -- trends
Insurance Coverage -- economics
Insurance Coverage -- legislation & jurisprudence
Insurance Coverage -- trends
Insurance, Health -- economics
Insurance, Health -- legislation & jurisprudence
Insurance, Health -- trends
Adult
Delivery of Health Care -- economics
Financing, Personal
Forecasting
Health Care Costs
Health Care Surveys
Income -- statistics & numerical data
Medically Uninsured -- legislation & jurisprudence
Middle Aged
Taxes -- statistics & numerical data
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
The major insurance coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect in January 2014, providing new insurance options for people without health insurance and insurance market protections for consumers. The Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey of 2012 finds that the reform law has significantly increased health insurance coverage of young adults. But the findings also underscore why it is critical that implementation continue on schedule. Nearly half (46%) of adults ages 19 to 64, or an estimated 84 million people, did not have insurance for the full year or were underinsured and unprotected from high out-of-pocket costs. Two of five (41%) adults, or 75 million people, reported they had problems paying their medical bills or were paying off medical debt. And more than two of five (43%), or 80 million people, reported cost-related problems getting needed health care.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (44 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101607739 (See catalog record)
Author(s):
Collins, Sara R., author
Doty, Michelle M., author
Robertson, Ruth, author
Garber, Tracey, author
Contributor(s):
Commonwealth Fund, issuing body.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, [2013]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Care Reform -- economics
Health Care Reform -- legislation & jurisprudence
Health Care Reform -- trends
Insurance Coverage -- economics
Insurance Coverage -- legislation & jurisprudence
Insurance Coverage -- trends
Insurance, Health -- economics
Insurance, Health -- legislation & jurisprudence
Insurance, Health -- trends
Adult
Delivery of Health Care -- economics
Financing, Personal
Forecasting
Health Care Costs
Health Care Surveys
Income -- statistics & numerical data
Medically Uninsured -- legislation & jurisprudence
Middle Aged
Taxes -- statistics & numerical data
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
The major insurance coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect in January 2014, providing new insurance options for people without health insurance and insurance market protections for consumers. The Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey of 2012 finds that the reform law has significantly increased health insurance coverage of young adults. But the findings also underscore why it is critical that implementation continue on schedule. Nearly half (46%) of adults ages 19 to 64, or an estimated 84 million people, did not have insurance for the full year or were underinsured and unprotected from high out-of-pocket costs. Two of five (41%) adults, or 75 million people, reported they had problems paying their medical bills or were paying off medical debt. And more than two of five (43%), or 80 million people, reported cost-related problems getting needed health care.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (44 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101607739 (See catalog record)