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National Uninsured Rate Reaches an All-Time Low in Early 2023

This Data Point examines new National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data to assess recent changes in health coverage for the population. The most recent data finds that the national uninsured rate for all ages declined 1.9% from 2019 to 2022, with early 2023 data showing even greater decreases reaching an all-time low national uninsured rate of 7.7%.
Fact Sheet

State Fact Sheets: Impacts of the IRA and ACA on Lowering Health Care Costs

Expanding access to high-quality, affordable health care has been a priority of the Biden-Harris Administration.
Report

Updated Medicare FFS Telehealth Trends by Beneficiary Characteristics, Visit Specialty and State, 2019-2021

This research report updates prior reports on Medicare FFS telehealth trends during the COVID-19 public health emergency with data through end of 2021, by beneficiary characteristics, visit specialty and geography including by state. Medicare telehealth flexibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic continued to encourage use of telehealth among Medicare beneficiaries in 2021.
Report

State Medicaid Telehealth Coverage Policy Decisions Since the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

ASPE contracted with RAND Health Care to catalogue and assess state changes to Medicaid telehealth policies during the COVID-19 PHE through May 2022 and identify the driving circumstances, motivations, and evidence supporting telehealth policy decisions during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).
Report, Report to Congress

Evaluation of the Impact of the No Surprises Act on Health Care Market Outcomes: Baseline Trends and Framework for Analysis - Report One

This first report focuses largely on establishing a baseline and a framework for further evaluation.
Report

Inflation Reduction Act Research Series: Medicare Part D Enrollee Out-of-Pocket Spending: Recent Trends and Projected Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will make key changes to improve drug affordability for people who have Medicare.
ASPE Issue Brief

Medicare Part B Drugs: Trends in Spending and Utilization, 2008-2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released new research on spending and utilization trends of Medicare Part B drugs, drugs administered in physicians' office or hospital outpatient departments rather than being purchased at the pharmacy counter or by mail order.
ASPE Issue Brief

Medicare Advantage Overview: A Primer on Enrollment and Spending

Enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans has increased rapidly in recent years. The share of eligible Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in MA rose from 25% in 2010 to 47% in 2021 (27.6 million enrollees). Payments to MA plans more than doubled between 2015 and 2021 (from $175 to $361 billion), taking the share of total Medicare Parts A & B spending on MA from 38% to 54%.
Report to Congress

ASPE Report to Congress: Impact of Drug Shortages on Consumer Costs

Prescription drug shortages are an ongoing concern in the United States (U.S.). While prior analyses explore the frequency of drug shortages in the U.S., little is known about the extent to which U.S. shortages impact consumer costs and healthcare systems. Drug shortages impact consumer costs in various ways.
Report

Understanding Coverage Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

Understanding Coverage Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments (Updated May 2023)