This publication provides a snapshot of each state’s health care landscape by providing comparable state-level and national data for over 70 indicators. This report is designed to reflect current health care priorities, with a particular focus on data that is relevant to the provisions of the recently passed health care reform legislation. For example:
The Demographics section presents data on the 50- to 64-year-old population that shows what percentage of the population could be eligible for health insurance premium and cost-sharing assistance starting in 2014.
In the Medicare section, the number of Medicare Part B beneficiaries who paid an income-related premium in 2008 is an indicator of how many Medicare Part D enrollees could pay an income-related premium starting in 2011.
The Access to Care section includes data on private employers that currently offer health care coverage; many employers will be required to offer health insurance starting in 2014.
In some cases, indicators have been broken down into age subsets to highlight the variation among different age groups.
This report is adapted from the State Profiles: Reforming the Health Care System series that was published annually from 1990 to 2000 and biennially from 2001 to 2005 by the AARP Public Policy Institute. Quick Health Facts is not a continuation of the State Profiles series; therefore, comparisons should not be made with information contained in past editions of State Profiles. (125 pages)
State-specific versions can be accessed at the links below. For copies of Quick Health Facts 2010, please call the AARP Public Policy Institute at 202-434-3890.
State Fact Sheets (PDF)