The Health Care Subcommittee will coordinate and generate census awareness activities that target health care providers, hospitals, insurers and other medical industry specialists.
How will the 2020 Census affect health care?
Health care providers, health insurance companies, government agencies and beneficiaries need accurate information to make decisions regarding the products and services they provide and utilize. An inaccurate measure of the U.S. and Alabama population and its characteristics could deprive the health care sector of vital resources needed to ensure it is meeting each community’s needs.
Data and demographic information collected during the census also helps determine hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding for health care programs each year. Here are just a few of the support and assistance programs that are guided in some part by data derived from the census and their 2016 obligations to Alabama.
Medicare Part B: $1,129,410,997
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP): $457,272,000
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): $110,726,000