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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
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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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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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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Health Insurance: Federal Data Sources for Analyses of the Uninsured
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): Public Health Situation and U.S. Response
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Medicare Expansion: President Clinton's Proposals to Allow Coverage Before Age 65
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Catastrophic Health Insurance: Comparison of the Major Provisions of the "Medicare Catastrophic Protection Act of 1987" (H.R. 2470, as passed by the House July 22, 1987) and the "Medicare Catastrophic Loss Prevention Act of 1987" (S. 1127, as passed by the Senate Finance Committee, July 27, 1987)
Catastrophic Health Insurance: Comparison of the Major Provisions of the “Medicare Catastrophic Protection Act of 1987” (H.R. 2470, as passed by t h e House July 22, 1987) and the "MEDICARE CATASTROPHIC LOSS PREVENTION ACT OF 1987" (S. 1127, as reported by the S e n a t e Finance Committee, July 27, 1987) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8425/
AIDS: An Overview of Issues
This report discusses the many difficult policy dilemmas associated with the AIDS epidemic, including past Congressional funding to support AIDS research and education efforts, strategies for controlling the spread of the AIDS virus, and methods and resources available for the care and treatment of persons with AIDS. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8084/
AIDS: An Overview of Issues
This report discusses the many difficult policy dilemmas associated with the AIDS epidemic, including past Congressional funding to support AIDS research and education efforts, strategies for controlling the spread of the AIDS virus, and methods and resources available for the care and treatment of persons with AIDS. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8095/
AIDS: International Problems and Issues
This issue brief discusses the AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) virus and its effects on the world, especially with regard to the welfare of developing nations and various facets of general international relations. Also discussed are the related issues for Congress and U.S. contributions to international AIDS relief efforts led by the World Health Organization (WHO). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8096/
Tax Benefits for Health Insurance: Current Legislation
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Long-Term Care Chart Book: Persons Served, Payors and Spending
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