Summary of Requests and Assistance Provided, November 2009-February 2010
A summary of requests to the Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT) for information to inform health initiatives, and of the assistance provided from November 2009 through February 2010.
|Source of Request
|Senate Finance Committee
||Estimates of the concentration and persistence in the level of health expenditures
|Provided detailed estimates of the concentration and persistence in the level of health expenditures over time, controlling for age and health insurance coverage status.
|Congressional Research Service
||Estimates of employer costs for health insurance as a percent of establishment payroll
||Provided detailed tabulations of employer costs for health insurance as a percent of establishment payroll, by firm size, based on the MEPS—Insurance Component 2008 private coverage data.
|House Ways and Means Committee
||Estimates of employer-sponsored premiums
||Provided distributional estimates of employer-sponsored premiums, with a focus on premiums above the 80th percentile in the cost distribution, further disaggregated by industry type. Estimates derived from the MEPS—Insurance Component 2008 private coverage data.
|Office of Health Reform, HHS
||Estimates of out-of- pocket spending for medical care
||Provided detailed estimates out-of-pocket spending for medical care according to certain dollar thresholds, by specific household characteristics.
|Senate Joint Committee on Taxation
||Characteristics of individuals with high cost premiums
||Provided detailed estimates of the socio-demographic characteristics of individuals with high cost premiums.
|Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS
||Estimates of the population with extreme financial burdens for health care
||Provided estimates of the population with extreme financial burdens for health care, obtained from the MEPS. A national estimate for the U.S. was produced that is consistent with WHO and World Bank methods.
Requests for data and publications: Descriptive statistics for all assistance provided are available upon request. Please contact Cindy Nunley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: HHS is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; MEPS is the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey; WHO is the World Health Organization.
Source: Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Current as of March 2010
Informing Health Initiatives: Summary of Requests and Assistance Provided, November 2009-February 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/data/meps/ihisum0210.htm