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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: Opioids

Oct. 01, 2019: The Opioid Epidemic in the United States Over the past two decades, the United States has experienced a growing crisis of substance abuse and addiction that is illustrated most starkly by the rise in deaths from drug overdoses. Since 2000, the annual number of drug overdose deaths has quadrupled...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Sep. 30, 2019: An overview of the states with 1332 reinsurance waivers approved, withdrawn, or pending: For the states that have been approved, here's a brief glance at the pass-through funding for 2019: For additional in-depth state-level detail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

Blog & News: The Evolving Opioid Epidemic: Observing the Changes in the Opioid Crisis through State-level Data (Webinar)

Sep. 04, 2019: Date: September 4, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central / 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Background During the past two decades, the national opioid crisis has proved to be persistent and dynamic. After deaths from prescription opioid painkillers grew quietly for years, the U.S....Read More

SHADAC Newsletter - August 2019

Aug. 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: An Updated Brief Examines State Health Compare Estimates on State Funding for Public Health

Aug. 20, 2019: In light of growing public attention to health care costs and state spending, a number of media outlets have recently published pieces on public health spending per-capita for their state, using the rankings chart provided by SHADAC’s State Health Compare. SHADAC recently updated our brief...Read More

Blog & News: Employer-Sponsored Insurance, 2014-2018: Premiums Reach New Heights while Deductibles Hold Steady

Aug. 14, 2019: More than 62 million private sector workers in the United States received health insurance benefits from their employer in 2018, 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

Reports and Briefs: State-level Trends in Employer-sponsored Health Insurance (ESI), 2014-2018

Aug. 14, 2019: RESOURCES State Profiles Two-page “at a glance” graphic profiles of employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) coverage trends between 2014 and 2018 for each state, including statistical comparisons of coverage changes from 2017 to 2018. Download a single file...Read More

Blog & News: Now Available on State Health Compare: New and Updated Data on Measures of Availability, Cost, and Enrollment for Employer-sponsored Insurance (ESI)

Aug. 07, 2019: SHADAC has updated four measures and added one new measure regarding employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) on our State Health Compare website to include the latest available data for calendar year 2018. The following measures have been updated: Workers in Establishments that Offer Coverage...Read More

Blog & News: Evaluations of Integrated Care Models for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: Key Findings and Research Gaps from MACPAC

Jul. 31, 2019: Under contract to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), researchers at SHADAC recently compiled an inventory of evaluations of integrated care models for beneficiaries enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid, for which both the inventory itself and a related issue brief have...Read More

SHADAC Newsletter - July 2019

Jul. 29, 2019: The SHADAC newsletter contains updates on SHADAC activities, news from the states, resource updates, and blog highlights. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Visit our Newsletter archive. Read More