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Selected health care trends for young adults (ages 19-25): 2007-2012

Series Title(s):
Issue brief (Health Care Cost Institute)
Author(s):
Frost, Amanda, author
Herrera, Carolina-Nicole, author
Hewitt, Paul S., author
Contributor(s):
Health Care Cost Institute, issuing body.
Publication:
Washington, D.C., : Health Care Cost Institute, September 2014
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Child Health Services -- trends
Delivery of Health Care -- trends
Health Expenditures -- trends
Adult
Forecasting
Health Benefit Plans, Employee
Insurance Coverage
Mental Health Services
Patient Admission
Substance-Related Disorders -- therapy
Young Adult
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 required employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) plans to cover enrolled members' children up to age 26 for family policies issued or renewed after September 23, 2010 (Section 1001). In this issue brief, we assess per capita health care spending and medical service use trends by young adults (YA), ages 19-25, and other ESI populations in the years before and after implementation of the Section 1001 of the ACA. During the first two full years following the passage of the ACA, 2011 and 2012, YA spending grew at a rate nearly double that for the non-YA adult population. This increase in the relative growth rate of YA spending after 2010 was due in part to higher use of certain health services--most prominently, emergency room visits and mental health and substance use (MH/SU) admissions. The rise in YA utilization observed in this brief may not be all attributable to the ACA. KEY STATISTICS FOR YOUNG ADULTS. (1) 5.4% Growth in per capita spending in 2012. (2) 5.9% Average annual growth in per capita spending (2007-2012). (3) 7.8% Average annual growth in per capita spending for men (2007-2012). (4) 4.9% Average annual growth in per capita spending for women (2007-2012). (6) $2,168 Spending on medical services per capita (2012).
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 (11 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101654793 (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
Issue brief (Health Care Cost Institute)
Author(s):
Frost, Amanda, author
Herrera, Carolina-Nicole, author
Hewitt, Paul S., author
Contributor(s):
Health Care Cost Institute, issuing body.
Publication:
Washington, D.C., : Health Care Cost Institute, September 2014
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Child Health Services -- trends
Delivery of Health Care -- trends
Health Expenditures -- trends
Adult
Forecasting
Health Benefit Plans, Employee
Insurance Coverage
Mental Health Services
Patient Admission
Substance-Related Disorders -- therapy
Young Adult
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 required employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) plans to cover enrolled members' children up to age 26 for family policies issued or renewed after September 23, 2010 (Section 1001). In this issue brief, we assess per capita health care spending and medical service use trends by young adults (YA), ages 19-25, and other ESI populations in the years before and after implementation of the Section 1001 of the ACA. During the first two full years following the passage of the ACA, 2011 and 2012, YA spending grew at a rate nearly double that for the non-YA adult population. This increase in the relative growth rate of YA spending after 2010 was due in part to higher use of certain health services--most prominently, emergency room visits and mental health and substance use (MH/SU) admissions. The rise in YA utilization observed in this brief may not be all attributable to the ACA. KEY STATISTICS FOR YOUNG ADULTS. (1) 5.4% Growth in per capita spending in 2012. (2) 5.9% Average annual growth in per capita spending (2007-2012). (3) 7.8% Average annual growth in per capita spending for men (2007-2012). (4) 4.9% Average annual growth in per capita spending for women (2007-2012). (6) $2,168 Spending on medical services per capita (2012).
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 (11 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101654793 (See catalog record)