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Blog & News: New Report for Connecticut Explores “What’s Happening with Health Information Exchange in the State”

Nov. 25, 2019: Under contract with the Connecticut Health Foundation, SHADAC Senior Researchers Christina Worrall, MPP, and Emily Zylla, MPH, have authored a new policy brief exploring the launch of a new statewide health information exchange in Connecticut—called the Health Information Alliance—and the next...Read More

Journal Articles: Medicaid expansion and the Medicaid undercount in the American Community Survey (Health Services Research Article)

Nov. 20, 2019: Researchers at SHADAC have long been interested in the issue of “Medicaid undercount,” or the discrepancies that exist between survey estimates of enrollment in Medicaid and the number of enrollees that are actually reported in state and national administrative data—a pattern in which the...Read More

Blog & News: Alternatives to ACA Compliant Plans in the Individual Market

Nov. 15, 2019: Introduction Change is constant in the nongroup health insurance market, and both recent and forthcoming regulation changes might pose a threat to market stability. So far, these regulation changes include eliminating the individual mandate tax penalty; eliminating cost sharing payments in 2017;...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Newsletter - October 2019

Oct. 30, 2019: The SHADAC newsletter contains updates on SHADAC activities, news from the states, resource updates, and blog highlights. Click on the image below to download a PDF version of this newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Visit our Newsletter archive. Read More

Blog & News: Minnesota's Growing and Evolving Opioid Crisis

Oct. 28, 2019: On Thursday, October 24, SHADAC Senior Research Fellow Colin Planalp presented a data-focused look at Minnesota’s opioid crisis during the University of Minnesota’s Medical Industry Leadership Institute “Combating Minnesota’s Opioid Epidemic” policy forum. Colin shared the stage with experts in a...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Comparing Federal Government Surveys That Count the Uninsured: 2019

Oct. 25, 2019: With the release of new insurance coverage estimates from surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SHADAC recently updated our annual brief “Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count the...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Suicide Rates on the Rise: Trends and Demographics across the Nation and in the States from 2000 to 2017 (Briefs)

Oct. 22, 2019: Much like the opioid epidemic currently encompassing the nation, death rates from suicide in the United States have been increasing at an alarming pace in recent decades. While the toll of opioids has received substantial attention, the toll from other causes of what researchers have termed “deaths...Read More

2018 ACS Tables: State & County Uninsured Rates, with Comparison Year 2017

Oct. 18, 2019: The interactive map on this page links to tables containing state and county uninsurance estimates for 2018. These estimates come from the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) via the U.S. Census Bureau's data.census.gov tool. Click on a state to see state and county...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Resource on Required Evaluation Plans for DSRIP/Delivery System Reforms through 1115 Waivers

Oct. 11, 2019: Introduction SHADAC researchers have extensive experience providing technical assistance to states on payment and delivery system reform, often supporting the evaluation and monitoring of these activities. Recently, we have been working with a subset of states pursuing innovative policies under...Read More

Blog & News: Using 1115 Waivers to Fund State Uncompensated Care Pools

Oct. 03, 2019: Definitions Uncompensated Care:[vii] Care for the uninsured or underinsured delivered in hospitals that is not fully reimbursed. Costs associated with uncompensated care include charity care when patients do not have the ability to pay, and/or bad debt from unpaid...Read More

Resource: State-Based Reinsurance Programs via 1332 State Innovation Waivers

Sep. 30, 2019: An overview of the states with 1332 reinsurance waivers approved, withdrawn, or pending: For the states that have been approved, here's a brief glance at the pass-through funding for 2019: For additional in-depth state-level detail please see the table below. Scroll further ...Read More

Resource: Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS)

Sep. 30, 2019: Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Long-term services and supports (LTSS) encompasses the broad range of paid and unpaid medical and personal care assistance that people may need—for several weeks, months, or years—when they experience difficulty completing self-care tasks.1 The...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Newsletter - Special Federal Data Release Edition

Sep. 30, 2019: The SHADAC newsletter contains updates on SHADAC activities, news from the states, resource updates, and blog highlights. Click on the image below to download a PDF version of this newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Visit our Newsletter archive. Read More

Blog & News: 2018 ACS: Private Coverage Changes Split Evenly among States, Public Coverage Changes Experience Greater Variability than in 2017

Sep. 26, 2019: The U.S. Census Bureau released partial state files for the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) today, which included state-level information about health insurance coverage by coverage type. The State Story The overall national decrease in insurance coverage in 2018 (from 91.3% in...Read More

Blog & News: Uninsured Profiles: New Resource from SHADAC Aims to Identify and Characterize Communities of Minnesota’s Uninsured Population

Sep. 20, 2019: Over the past year, Dr. Kathleen Call and her research team at SHADAC have worked to build, refine, and now, publish, an interactive tool that allows users to better understand and define the uninsured population in Minnesota at the zip-code level. Partnering with the Blue Cross Blue Shield...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Exploring Public Health Indicators with State Health Compare: State Public Health Funding

Sep. 19, 2019: SHADAC recently updated our brief on estimates of state-provided funding for the State Health Compare measure “Public Health Funding.” This brief includes state public health funding data from 2013-2017, though data is available on the State Health Compare website starting in 2005 (excepting in...Read More

Blog & News: A Deeper Dive on Employer-sponsored Health Insurance: Costs in Five States in Comparison with the United States (Infographics)

Sep. 19, 2019: High health care costs have increasingly been a concern across the United States. Though presidential candidates have recently put forth proposals for changing the role of private insurance within the health care system, recent polls suggest that American consumers would rather hear about plans to...Read More

Blog & News: Understanding the New CPS Processing System and New 2018 Health Insurance Coverage Estimates

Sep. 13, 2019: On Tuesday, September 10th, the U.S. Census Bureau released estimates of income, poverty, and health insurance coverage for 2018 from two large-scale federal data surveys conducted annually and administered by the Bureau: the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Current Population Survey Annual...Read More

Blog & News: 2018 ACS: National Uninsurance Increased alongside Eight States; Three States Saw Decreases (Infographic)

Sep. 10, 2019: New health insurance coverage estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) show that the rate of uninsured individuals in the United States increased by 0.1 percentage points in 2018, representing 535,000 more Americans without health insurance coverage as compared to...Read More

Presentations: October 1st Webinar - An Annual Conversation with the U.S. Census Bureau: New Coverage Data from the ACS & CPS on the New Site for Census Bureau Data

Sep. 05, 2019: Date: October 1, 2019 Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern   New 2018 data on health insurance coverage from the American Community Survey (ACS) show a nationwide increase in uninsurance from 8.7 percent in 2017 to 8.9 percent in 2018. ...Read More