Helpful Links

Related websites

Over the course of the years, we at ARC have found the following websites to be helpful in our work, and we are posting them here for your convenience.

Some of the Federal government agencies involved in health care financing
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) program studies; poverty measures
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Trustees Reports, National Health Expenditures, Research
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NCHS Surveys of health providers and of the population
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Social Security Administration
Office of the Chief Actuary Trustees Reports, research, etc.
U.S. Census Bureau Census and studies of health care industry and population
Department of Labor ERISA, etc.
Congressional Budget Office Reports and cost estimates related to public health care programs
Professional Associations for Actuaries
American Academy of Actuaries Information about the profession and how to become an actuary
Society of Actuaries
Middle Atlantic Actuarial Club
Some of the more popular surveys related to health care use and spending.
MEPS national noninstitutional population
MCBS community and institutional Medicare enrollees
NHIS National population survey of health insurance and health care use
National Health Care Surveys Family of surveys of health care providers
Health and Retirement Study longitudinal survey of national population ages 50 and older
Other resources
HCUP Use and quality measures related to hospital care Information for beneficiaries
Kaiser Family Foundation briefing papers and short studies related to health care financing
Research Data Assistance Center Help with Medicare and Medicaid datasets
Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse Summary data on Medicare and Medicaid