In this chart story, we review key projections for Medicare and Social Security, identify trends that are unsustainable, and explain how growing entitlement and interest spending affect the federal budget.
This essay takes a look at developments in the small group market since the passage of the ACA and highlights several issues that could threaten the long-term viability of this market as implementation moves forward.
Since 2000, the number of babies born dependent on opioids due to maternal drug use has increased 5-fold nationally and 16-fold in the state of Tennessee. This brief describes BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation's efforts to address this growing problem.
Living in poverty can have serious health consequences. Lower-income Americans are at higher risk of developing chronic diseases, and providers report challenges ensuring compliance with treatment guidelines when their patients have limited resources.