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Topic: Data

Digitally presenting data helps us understand who the uninsured are and where they live, or find the locations of facilities and services. Such visualizations allow governments and communities to discover how well needs are being met, and they can serve to inform future programs, outreach, and policy.

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Disparities in Health Care Persist

This infographic shows the cost of disparity, addresses myths and explains equity in healthcare. It is part of a collection of online tools released in November 2012 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as the Reform in Action resource package.

State Health Facts: Coverage and Uninsured Indicators

A resource on health coverage and the uninsured, from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s State Health Facts service. A number of data sets are available for health insurance status for various demographic groups and by FPL; nonelderly uninsured with and without employer coverage or Medicaid; single-year uninsured estimates; and private-sector coverage.

Federal Funding Under the ACA

This April 2012 fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation contains highlights from an analysis tracking the flow of federal Affordable Care Act funds to states as reporter in the HHS grant database as well as periodic reports from HHS and the IRS.

The ACA in Illinois, 2012 – Infographic

This March 2012 infographic by Crain’s Chicago Business took a look at how Illinois was faring under the landmark law.

The Income Divide in Health Care

This February 2012 collection of charts illustrates the lack of insurance rates for low- and moderate-income adults, and how the Affordable Care Act will help restore fairness to the health system. The data is based on results of the Commonwealth Fund Health Insurance Tracking Survey.

Help for Illinoisans with Pre-Existing Conditions

This May 2010 fact sheet from Families USA showed that nearly 1 out of every 4 Illinoisans was at risk for denial of coverage due to pre-existing conditions. (more…)

2011 Illinois Health Care Market Facts

This July 2011 infographic from Crain’s Chicago Business presents key health care market statistics for Illinois, based on data from the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. It highlights an estimated 407,000 Chicago-area jobs to be supported by hospitals, hospital operations and hospital construction.

Illinois Healthcare Quality Snapshot

This AHRQ document contains data on healthcare quality for Illinois, including the five strongest and weakest measures, and data on payers and on disparities. It was generated in May 2011 based on AHRQ data collected for the 2010 National Healthcare Quality Report. The parent website has now moved here.

Selected Medical Benefits: A Report

This April 2011 report from the Labor Department tabulates information from the BLS National Compensation Survey to help HHS determine what constituted an “essential benefit,” and examines data for 12 additional services for which HHS requested information on coverage and cost sharing. The study mainly looked at large employer benefits. (more…)

Overview of the Uninsured in the United States, 2011

A summary of the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey data on health insurance coverage and the uninsured for 2010, released in September 2011. (more…)

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