Healthcare Insurance: United States

This report forecasts to 2019 the healthcare insurance coverage of the US civilian, noninstitutionalized population in terms of uninsured and insured persons. Healthcare insurance is defined as a plan that provides comprehensive coverage; life, accident, disability, vision, dental, and/or prescription drug plans are excluded. Further, persons insured only through the Indian Health Service are counted as uninsured. The term civilian excludes active-duty military personnel, while the noninstitutionalized population excludes residents of correctional or skilled nursing and other long-term care facilities. This report also forecasts to 2019 the number of US residents covered by the following major categories of healthcare insurance plans: private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. US healthcare funding is also forecast to 2019 in US dollars, segmented by source in terms of private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, out-of-pocket, other public, investment, and other private.

To illustrate historical trends, insurance coverage, healthcare funding, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014. Insurance coverage is determined via surveys conducted by the US Department of Health and Human Services throughout the calendar year. Insurance status is recorded as of the time of the interview. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on the historical uninsured population and trends, key economic indicators, and trends in regulatory factors and payment reform. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines healthcare insurance coverage and healthcare funding, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each coverage and funding segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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