Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kaiser: Health Tracking Poll: Exploring the Public's Views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

explore the different demographic groups and their views over time.  Interesting splits between the different groups, especially for insured and uninsured.  Useful to focus on some of these splits. 

Planned Parenthood: Romney out of touch

very well done ad. share widely

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cost Institute Report Blames Rising Facility Prices for Health Expenditure Increases

this is a link to the report cited in today's post.

here is one key finding cited in CQ Healthbeat.

They found large increases in prices for both inpatient hospital admissions and outpatient visits, at 5.1 percent and 10.1 percent, respectively. At the same time, use of the services at those facilities declined in many categories, including outpatient visits, down 3.1 percent, and inpatient admissions, down 3.3 percent.

Health expenditures increased fastest for those 18 years and under.

Kaiser: Brief Examines Experiences Under Massachusetts Health Reform After Six Years, With Comparisons to National Reforms Under the Affordable Care Act
an important report.  Romney did well for maasachusetts. Too bad he doesn't see it of benefit to the rest of the U.S.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kaiser's Uninsured Quiz

here is another excellent quiz that needs to be spread widely. hope kaiser keeps putting together these quizzes