Published December 13, 2018
Report September 21, 2022

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Maternal Health

Pregnancy and childbirth complications in the United States have increased among all women by about 9% between 2018-2020. Moreover, racial and ethnic disparities in those complications persist. Black, Latina and Asian women all continue to fare worse than White women when it comes to the likelihood of complications.
Report November 8, 2021

The Economic Impact of Caregiving

There are over 50 million Americans in need of caregiving support. Much of this demand is satisfied through uncompensated care resulting in an estimated economic impact of $264B, driven by direct and indirect impacts like job loss, absenteeism and deteriorating caregiver health. Learn more in the Moody’s Impact of Caregiving on the U.S. Economy report.
Report May 20, 2021

Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

Pregnant women in the United States are more than twice as likely to die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth than those in most other high-income countries in the world. This study examines variations in many of these SMM rates, as well as the most common risk factors for those events, between white, Black and Hispanic communities.
Report June 17, 2020

Trends in Pregnancy and Childbirth Complications in the U.S.

Millions of women give birth in the U.S. every year. A majority of these women have healthy pregnancies and deliveries. However, an analysis of Blue Cross Blue Shield data reveals an increasing number of women are experiencing pregnancy complications and childbirth complications.
Report October 8, 2019

The Health Impact of Multiple Sclerosis

In 2017, multiple sclerosis affected more than 520,000 commercially insured Americans. As measured by the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health Index, about one-half of people with MS also suffer from musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain, as well as other health conditions.
Report April 24, 2019

The Health of Millennials

BCBS Health Index data show millennials are less healthy than Gen X members were at the same age. Find out why in the Health of America report.
Report November 14, 2018

Prescription drug costs trend update

Prescription drug spending represents over 20 percent of overall healthcare spending for BCBS commercially insured members. To understand why generic drugs are not controlling costs as anticipated, BCBSA and BHI examined two types of branded prescription drugs.
Report July 12, 2018

The opioid epidemic in America: An update

BCBSA, in collaboration with Blue Health Intelligence (BHI), examines opioid prescription rates, opioid use patterns and opioid use disorder among commercially insured Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) members
Report January 18, 2018

Early childhood vaccination trends in America

Childhood vaccination is considered one of the top public health accomplishments of the 20th century. This report examined claims data from 2010 to 2013 to find early childhood vaccination trends among U.S. commercially insured children.