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Healthcare Financing & Expenditures


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ASPE Issue Brief

Medicare Beneficiary Enrollment Trends and Demographic Characteristics

March 2, 2022
Medicare served nearly 63 million beneficiaries in 2019. 62 percent were enrolled in Part A or Part B, and the rest (37 percent) were in Medicare Advantage (Part C). 74 percent were enrolled in Part D drug coverage, 13 percent had private drug coverage, and nearly 9 percent had no drug coverage. Demographic characteristics and health status varied across these groups.

Comprehensive Plan for Addressing High Drug Prices: A Report in Response to the Executive Order on Competition in the American Economy

September 9, 2021
President Biden’s Executive Order 14036, “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” (the Competition Executive Order), identifies a lack of competition as a key driver for problems across economic sectors.

HHS Secretary's Report on: Addressing Surprise Medical Billing

July 28, 2020
This report responds to a requirement in Executive Order 13877, "Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First." It describes the phenomenon of a "surprise billing," particularly in the commercial insurance market, the underlying federal and state regulatory frameworks, and recent state actions to address the problem.
Case Study

Case Study: Early Assessment of the Mental Health Block Grant Set-Aside Program for Addressing First Episode Psychosis and Other Early Serious Mental Illness

September 28, 2015
ASPE is releasing a report on the initial evaluation of the implementation of the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) 5% Set Aside for early intervention programs for Early Serious Mental Illness (ESMI).
ASPE Issue Brief

Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums for 2014, September 2013

August 8, 2014
ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums for 2014 September 2013 Abstract

Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative: Final Evaluation Report

March 26, 2014
  Westat Abstract In 2010, in response to the recession and the slow recovery process, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) launched the Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative (CRRI).
ASPE Issue Brief, Report

The Cost of Covering Contraceptives through Health Insurance

February 9, 2012
This brief reviews the literature on the cost of contraceptive coverage in private and public health insurance programs.  This brief was written by John Bertko, F.S.A., M.A.A.A., Director of Special Initiatives and Pricing in the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Sherry Glied, Ph.D., Assistant Secre