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Presentations: SHADAC Webinar on November 10th - "Overdose Crisis in Transition: Changing Trends in a Widening Drug Death Epidemic"

Oct. 19, 2020: Date: November 10, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM Central Time / 2:00 PM Eastern Time For nearly two decades, the United States has experienced a growing epidemic of drug overdose deaths. But even by standards of the rapidly evolving opioid crisis, mortality data from 2018 illustrate a...Read More

Blog & News: State-Specific Surveys Encompassing Residents’ COVID-19 Experiences

Oct. 09, 2020: Updated on October 9, 2020 Introduction and Purpose One of the ways that states are responding to the novel coronavirus epidemic is to gather timely information from residents on their personal experiences and opinions regarding the pandemic. Such real-time information helps states...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Using 1115 Waivers to Fund State Uncompensated Care Pools

Oct. 08, 2020: What is an Uncompensated Care Pool? Uncompensated care pools (UC pools, or UCPs) are one strategy used by states in order to fund care for the uninsured and the underinsured. The pools are primarily used to pay providers for a portion of the free care they provide, thereby ensuring access to...Read More

Presentations: October 21st Webinar - Rising Suicide Rates: Examining Trends and Variations through State-level Data

Oct. 08, 2020: Date: October 21, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM ET Over the past two decades, the rise in suicide death rates has continued along an accelerating climb. According to new vital statistics data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States suicide rate...Read More

Blog & News: Eleven Updated Measures are Now Available on State Health Compare

Oct. 05, 2020: Estimates for a majority of measures from several categories (Access to Care, Cost of Care, Health Behaviors, and Health Outcomes) have now been updated on SHADAC’s State Health Compare web tool, from two related surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—the Youth Risk...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Comparing Federal Government Surveys That Count the Uninsured: 2020

Oct. 02, 2020: With the release of new insurance coverage estimates from surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SHADAC has updated our annual “Comparing Federal Government Surveys...Read More

Presentations: October 13th Webinar - "From Telephone to Multi-mode Surveys: State Case Studies and Conversations"

Sep. 29, 2020: Date: October 13, 2020 Time: 11:30 AM Central / 12:30 PM Eastern For years response rates for random digit dial (RDD) telephone surveys have been falling and costs of conducting these surveys have been rising. With growing concerns about sample coverage and costs, many ongoing...Read More

Blog & News: New Subsidized Marketplace Data and Other Data Tables Now Available from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS)

Sep. 23, 2020: The U.S. Census Bureau recently released 2019 estimates of income, poverty, and health insurance coverage from both the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS). Along with the new estimates, several new data sets and...Read More

Presentations: September 23rd Webinar - An Annual Conversation with the U.S. Census Bureau: 2019 Health Insurance Coverage Data from the American Community Survey (ACS) & Current Population Survey (CPS)

Sep. 22, 2020: Date: September 23, 2020 Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, SHADAC researchers and U.S. Census Bureau experts held a webinar that examined the new 2019 health insurance coverage data at both the national...Read More

Reports and Briefs: 2019 ACS Tables: State and County Uninsured Rates, with Comparison Year 2018

Sep. 17, 2020: The interactive map on this page links to tables containing state and county uninsurance estimates for 2019. These estimates come from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) via the U.S. Census Bureau's tool. Click on a state below to see state and...Read More

Blog & News: 2019 ACS: Insurance Coverage Overall Fell Nationwide and among the States, with Private and Public Coverage Declines Seen at the State Level

Sep. 17, 2020: The U.S. Census Bureau has released 1-year estimates from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS), including state-level information about health insurance coverage by type. This post focuses on private and public coverage. The State Story Nationally, the health insurance coverage rate...Read More

Blog & News: Factors in Financial Burdens Related to Health Care for Californians – New Brief for the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF)

Sep. 15, 2020: Though robust Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation efforts in California have resulted in larger numbers of residents with health care coverage, Californians are now facing coverage-related issues regarding rising costs of care and increasing financial burdens as a result of lack of...Read More

Blog & News: 2019 ACS: Rising National Uninsured Rate Echoed Across 19 States; Virginia Only State to See Decrease (Infographics)

Sep. 15, 2020: New 2019 health insurance coverage estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) were released this morning, and findings from the survey show the national rate of uninsured increased from 8.9% in 2018 to 9.2% in 2019.   This 0.3 percentage-point increase...Read More

Blog & News: State Health Compare Adds New Social Determinants Measure: Percent of Children with Adverse Childhood Experiences

Sep. 14, 2020: A new State Health Compare measure examines the prevalence and degree of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among different demographic groups, with estimates available across the states and over time.           The ACEs estimates...Read More

Blog & News: Expert Perspective: States’ Reporting of COVID-19 Health Equity Data (State Health & Value Strategies Cross-Post)

Sep. 12, 2020: The following content is cross-posted from State Health and Value Strategies. It was first published on April 22, 2020. Authors: Emily Zylla and Lacey Hartman, SHADAC Throughout the coronavirus pandemic SHADAC has been tracking which states are regularly reporting data that...Read More

Blog & News: 2019 NHIS Full-Year Insurance Coverage Estimates Early Release: Uninsurance Increases, Variation among Public and Private Coverage

Sep. 11, 2020: The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released health insurance coverage estimates for 2019 from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) as part of the NHIS Early Release Program. These are both the first available full-year coverage estimates for 2019 from a federal survey as well...Read More

Reports and Briefs: State-level Trends in Employer-sponsored Health Insurance (ESI), 2015-2019

Sep. 10, 2020: ESI PRODUCTS State Profiles Two-page “at a glance” graphic profiles of employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) coverage trends between 2015 and 2019 for each state, including statistical comparisons of coverage changes from 2018 to 2019. Download a single file...Read More

Blog & News: Employer-Sponsored Insurance, 2015-2019: Premiums Hit New Highs and Deductibles Resume Increases after Brief Plateau (Infographic)

Sep. 10, 2020: More than 62.5 million private sector workers in the United States received health insurance benefits from their employer in 2019, and, according to SHADAC researchers, paid higher-than-ever premiums for their health plans last year. Using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance...Read More

Blog & News: Addressing Persistent Medicaid Enrollment and Renewal Challenges as Rolls Increase

Sep. 02, 2020: Growth in Medicaid enrollment is expected to accelerate as a result of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic downturn. An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), for example, shows that by January 2021, nearly 17 million people could be newly eligible for Medicaid.i In...Read More

Blog & News: After drop in 2018, newer data indicate a resurgence in drug overdose deaths

Aug. 26, 2020: While new SHADAC research found small but statistically significant declines in opioid and drug overdose death rates during 2018, newer data indicate those reductions may have been short-lived. Overall, in 2018, drug overdose death rates declined 4.6 percent as compared to the prior year, but our...Read More