One-quarter of American high schoolers use tobacco products and one in five have used e-cigarettes (colloquially called vaping) in the last month — a fourfold increase from 2013, according to CDC data.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is back in court. Since the 2017 tax bill cut out the individual mandate at the heart of the law, challengers now say the remaining part of the law is unconstitutional. Take a look at the tax and census data that could explain the effects of the law.
The 0.6 percentage point decrease from 2017 to 2018 is the first decline in insurance rates since the Affordable Care Act went into effect.
America has grown wealthier since the Great Recession. But that growth has been uneven.
In recent years, as the elderly population has increased, Medicare participation has grown to 18% of the population. However, for those not enrolled in the program, some aspects may be surprising.
Medicare paid for 30% of the $333 billion spent prescription drugs in 2017. We’ve made an interactive graphic displaying how Medicare’s spending on more than 2,800 drugs have changed in recent years
Obesity hasn’t doubled. It’s nearly tripled in the United States over the last fifty years. We break down the data across age groups and states. We also look at the government numbers showing how obesity affects health and the pocketbook
Today, the Centers for Disease Control lists 26 diseases against which vaccines provide immunity. Since 1995, the rate of immunization against diphtheria, pertussis, polio and measles in the United States has increased approximately 5%. Let’s look at the way that increase has unfolded among states and demographic groups.
The fight against HIV and AIDS has been ongoing since the 1980s. Here’s the government’s data and how many people have been affected and how far the epidemic has fallen.
A combination of demographics and policy changes may point to an answer.
Few communities remain untouched by the opioid epidemic, which kills 130 people each day and costs the U.S. economy $78 billion a year. A deep dive into the government's data reveals new insights.
What do presidents historically talk about when they address the nation, and how does it compare to trends in areas such as jobs, wages, education, national security, and healthcare?
An Alabama law was passed following state bills earlier this year which prohibit abortions in Ohio and Georgia after 6 weeks. The bills are also being passed after years of falling abortion rates both nationally and in the states in question.
While life expectancy is a projection, the average age of death and death rates are not. The latest government data for these two measures supports the conclusion that US health is decreasing.
Medicare for All is a key issue in the 2020 election. Candidates are considering the government's role in providing health insurance coverage. Meanwhile, in 2018, employers provided coverage to 55% of Americans.