Health insurance issues will be a high priority in three states , but at least 26
states are expected to consider legislation . New mandated benefits are the most popular proposal . Coverage for mental health treatment and alcohol and drug ...
Author: United States. Congressional Budget OfficePublish On: 2008
Concerns about the number of people who lack health insurance and about the high and rising costs of health insurance and health care have led to proposals that would substantially modify the health insurance system in this country.
Author: United States. Congressional Budget Office
Concerns about the number of people who lack health insurance and about the high and rising costs of health insurance and health care have led to proposals that would substantially modify the health insurance system in this country. Because the Medicare program already provides nearly universal coverage to the elderly, those proposals generally focus on options for providing coverage to and reducing costs for the nonelderly population. Because most nonelderly people obtain their insurance coverage through an employer, proposals could affect that coverage in some way. They could, for example, provide new federal subsidies to pay some portion of health insurance premiums; impose mandates for individuals to purchase coverage or for employers to offer it; encourage alternatives to employment-based insurance or provide strong incentives to purchase coverage individually; or create new federally administered options for obtaining health insurance (including a single-payer system in which all citizens or residents would be offered coverage under Medicare).This report describes some of the key assumptions that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) would use in estimating the effects of key elements of such proposals on federal costs, insurance coverage, and other outcomes; the evidence on which those assumptions are based; and--if the evidence points to a range of possible effects rather than a precise prediction--the factors that would influence where a proposal falls within those ranges. In doing so, it also reviews many of the major issues that arise in designing such proposals. This document does not provide a comprehensive analysis of any specific proposal; rather, it identifies and discusses many of the critical factors that would affect estimates of various proposals. In accordance with CBO's mandate to provide objective and impartial analysis, the report makes no recommendations.
1. Introduction and background -- 2. Approaches for reducing the number of uninsured people -- 3. Factors affecting insurance premiums -- 4. Proposals affecting the choice of an insurance plan -- 5.
Category: Health insurance
1. Introduction and background -- 2. Approaches for reducing the number of uninsured people -- 3. Factors affecting insurance premiums -- 4. Proposals affecting the choice of an insurance plan -- 5. Factors affecting the supply and prices of health care services -- 6. Administrative issue and effects on other programs -- 7. Changes in health habits and medical practices -- 8. effects on total health care spending, the scope of the federal budget, and the economy, Tables, Figures, Boxes.
This group of proposals covers most preventive and routine services on the same
basis as care required for an injury, ... depends on the treatment under a proposal of a number of complex fundamental issues as to the regulation of medical ...
The December 2008 report titled Key Issues in Analyzing Major Health Insurance Proposals describes the assumptions that CBO would use in estimating the ...
Author: Douglas W. Elmendorf
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Testimony on the opportunities and challenges that the Congress faces in pursuing two major policy goals: (1) expanding health insurance coverage, so that more Americans receive appropriate health care without undue financial burden; and (2) making the health care system more efficient, so that it can continue to improve Americans¿ health but at a lower cost in both the public and private sectors. Both are complex endeavors in their own right, and interactions and trade-offs between them may arise.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and MeansPublish On: 1972
... Ninety-second Congress, First Session, on the Subject of National Health Insurance Proposals, October 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29; ... Under Secretary ( HSA ) ;
play a major role in the planning , development and coordination of health -
services policies and in ... programs under a single cabinet - level officer , and the
additional attention that would be afforded health issues under a director of
cabinet rank .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means
Descriptors : Health , General ; Health care issues , trends and proposed systems
; Health care costs ; Health care quality ... This study defines in economic terms
the major health problems and choices now facing policymakers and American ...