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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Medicare Advantage (MA)--Proposed Benchmark Update and Other Adjustments for CY2016: In Brief
This report provides a brief background on how Medicare Advantage (Part C or MA) payments are determined through a comparison of a plan's estimated cost (bid) and the maximum amount Medicare will pay a plan (benchmark). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503456/
The Independent Payment Advisory Board
In response, in part, to overall growth in Medicare program expenditures and growth in expenditures per Medicare beneficiary, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB, or the Board) and charged the Board with developing proposals to "reduce the per capita rate of growth in Medicare spending." This report discusses the responsibilities and duties. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86569/
NFIB v. Sebelius: Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate
Report that provides an overview of the Court's holding with respect to the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) under the Commerce Clause and the Taxing Power. It also addresses possible implications of the decision on existing federal law and future legislation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc227797/
How Medicaid Works: Program Basics
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Medicaid: A Primer
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Medicare Payment Policies
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Health Insurance: A Primer
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Managed Health Care: A Primer
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Medicare: Private Contracts
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Medicare: Part B Premium Penalty
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Medicare: Financing the Part A Hospital Insurance Program
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Medicaid: A Fact Sheet
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Medicaid: 105th Congress
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Health Insurance: Uninsured by State, 2001
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Health Insurance: Uninsured by State, 2000
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How Medicaid Works - Program Basics
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Medicaid Issues for the 109th Congress
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The Independent Payment Advisory Board
This report, which provides an overview of the Payment Advisory Board, begins with a discussion of the rationale behind the creation of an independent Medicare board and briefly reviews prior proposals for similar boards and commissions. The report then describes the structure of the Board, the calculations and determinations required to be made by the Office of the Chief Actuary (the Chief Actuary) in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that trigger a Board proposal, and the content of and constraints on Board proposals--including the Medicare productivity exemptions under Section 3401 of the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463057/
Health Savings Accounts: Overview and Rules for 2006
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Health Savings Accounts: Some Current Policy Issues
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Health Maintenance Organizations
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Health Insurance Continuation Coverage under COBRA
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Overview of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003
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Health Insurance Continuation Coverage Under COBRA
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Long-Term Care: What Direction for Public Policy?
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Health Savings Accounts
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Final Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Rules on Retiree Health Plans and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
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The Japanese Health Care System
This report provides (1) a description of the coverage, benefits, financing and administration of the Japanese health insurance plans; (2) a discussion of the way in which reimbursement levels for health care providers are determined; and (3) an analysis of the way in which the provision of health care system is organized in Japan. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs2/
Medicare Financing
This report provides an overview of how the Medicare program is financed, including a description of the Medicare trust funds and a summary of key findings and estimates from the 2013 Report of the Medicare Board of Trustees regarding 2012 program operations and future financial soundness. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc227685/
Health Insurance Continuation Coverage under COBRA
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Health Insurance Continuation Coverage under COBRA
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Long-Term Care: What Direction for Public Policy?
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Health Insurance Continuation Coverage under COBRA
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Health Insurance Coverage for Retirees
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Discretionary Spending Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act, or ACA) reauthorized funding for numerous existing discretionary grant programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The ACA also created many new discretionary grant programs and provided for each an authorization of appropriations. Generally, the law authorized (or reauthorized) appropriations through FY2014 or FY2015. This report summarizes all the discretionary spending provisions in the ACA. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc491520/
A Federal Pause in Potentially Risky Influenza Research
This report briefly discusses a recently implemented federal research moratorium that has highlighted concerns about the general appropriateness of research on biological pathogens and the sufficiency of certain biosecurity efforts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc490863/
Appropriations and Fund Transfers in the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
This report summarizes all the mandatory appropriations and Medicare trust fund transfers in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provides details on the status of obligation of these funds. The information is presented in two tables. The report also includes a brief discussion of the impact that sequestration is having on ACA mandatory spending. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc462816/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Health Programs: FY2001-FY2011
This report explains the role the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plays in U.S. global health assistance, highlights how much the agency has spent on global health efforts from FY2001 to FY2010, and discusses how funding to each of its programs has changed during this period. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501495/
The Community Health Center Fund: In Brief
This report provides information on the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF) that may be useful for discussions about the fund's future. Specifically, it includes information on: the types of grants awarded, total funds disbursed, and the amount of CHCF funds that facilities in each state and territory received. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503374/
Appropriations and Fund Transfers in the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
This report summarizes all the mandatory appropriations and Medicare trust fund transfers in the ACA and provides details on the status of obligation of these funds. The information is presented in two tables. The report also includes a brief discussion of the impact that sequestration is having on ACA mandatory spending. This report is periodically revised and updated to reflect important legislative and other developments. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503381/
Tax Options for Financing Health Care Reform
This report reviews the revenue raisers proposed to fund health care reform. Other financing proposals are presented including those made by the Obama Administration and those introduced in earlier congressional work. The final sections discuss other proposals suggested by the round-table discussion participants. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503565/
U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Malaria: Basic Facts
This report outlines basic facts related to global malaria, including characteristics of the epidemic and U.S. legislation, programs, funding, and partnerships related to the global response to malaria. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc93862/
Medicaid Financing and Expenditures
This report provides an overview of Medicaid’s financing structure, including both federal and state financing issues. The Medicaid expenditures section of the report discusses economic factors affecting Medicaid, state variability in spending, and projected program spending. Other issues that are examined include congressional proposals to turn Medicaid into a block grant program, federal deficit reduction proposals affecting Medicaid, and state fiscal conditions affecting Medicaid financing and services. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc99074/
Public Health and Emergency Preparedness: CRS Experts
This table provides access to names and contact information for CRS experts on policy concerns relating to public health and emergency preparedness. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103069/
TRICARE and VA Health Care: Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
This report addresses key questions concerning how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) affects TRICARE and VA health care. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103091/
Tax Benefits for Health Insurance: Current Legislation
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Medicare Beneficiary Access to Care: The Effects of New Prospective Payment Systems on Outpatient Hospital Care, Home Health Care, and Skilled Nursing Facility Care
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Medicare's Skilled Nursing Facility Benefit
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Trends in Medicare Spending: Fact Sheet
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Health Insurance: The Pro-Competition Proposals
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