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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 (Infographics)

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

SHADAC Newsletter Archive

Jul. 29, 2019: The SHADAC newsletter contains updates on SHADAC activities, news from the states, resource updates, and blog highlights. Browse recent and past newsletters using the links below.  You can also subscribe to our newsletter here.  2020 SHADAC Newsletter - January 2020...Read More

Federal Survey Data Release Schedule

Jul. 26, 2019: Federal Survey Data Release Schedule   American Community Survey (ACS)  An ongoing general household survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau that provides annual estimates of health insurance coverage at the national, state, and sub-state geographies....Read More

Blog & News: Unaffordable Rents by Metropolitan Status: A New Breakdown on SHADAC’s State Health Compare

Jul. 18, 2019: Housing affordability continues to be a challenge in many states, especially those with rising housing costs and large low-income populations. It is important to understand how renters’ experiences with housing affordability vary across metropolitan statuses as well as how this relationship varies...Read More

Journal Articles: Assessing the Accuracy of Survey Reports of Health Insurance Coverage Using Enrollment Data

Jul. 10, 2019: U.S. Census Bureau researcher Joanne Pascale, University of Minnesota researcher Angela Fertig, and SHADAC researcher Kathleen T. Call recently published a new article in the Health Services Research journal that details their efforts to measure the accuracy of responses to health...Read More

Blog & News: New SHADAC Brief Explores National and State Estimates of Gains in Equitable Coverage for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder under the ACA

Jul. 09, 2019: A new brief from SHADAC, supported by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), examines gains in equitable coverage (i.e., “parity”) for mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) treatment for people in the individual and small-group markets as well as those covered under Medicaid...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity under the ACA: National and State Estimates of Parity Gains as of 2017

Jul. 08, 2019: In addition to expanding access to health insurance coverage for millions of Americans through subsidized individual market coverage and state Medicaid expansions, the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) applied Mental Health (MH) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) coverage and parity mandates to...Read More

SHADAC Newsletter - June 2019

Jun. 30, 2019: The SHADAC newsletter contains updates on SHADAC activities, news from the states, resource updates, and blog highlights. Subscribe to our newsletter here.                        ...Read More

Resource: 2018 SHADAC Annual Report

Jun. 30, 2019: This report provides an overview of our topic areas, technical expertise, and partnerships as well as a glimpse into some of the work done at SHADAC in 2018. Click the report below to flip through our 2018 Annual Report. Read More

Presentations: SHADAC Senior Research Fellow Brett Fried Serves as Expert at Census Convening

Jun. 28, 2019: Expert Meeting on Changes to the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) SHADAC researcher Brett Fried served as a discussant at the Expert Meeting on Changes to the CPS ASEC, held in Suitland, Maryland on May 13, 2019. The U.S. Census Bureau convened this...Read More

Presentations: The Art of Listening: Working with an Advisory Committee to Improve Outreach and Communication to Reach the Remaining Uninsured in Minnesota

Jun. 27, 2019: Presentation by Brett Fried at the 2019 ACS Data Users Conference. May 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C.  View PDF of the presentation Read More

Kristen Godwin, BA

Jun. 25, 2019: Kristen Godwin joined SHADAC as a Graduate Research Assistant in May 2019. She currently works with SHADAC faculty, staff and external partners on various projects.   She is pursuing a Master's of Public Health in Public Health Administration and Policy at the University of Minnesota....Read More

Journal Articles: Validation of Two Federal Health Insurance Survey Modules After Affordable Care Act Implementation

Jun. 21, 2019: Surveys are the only source of data on the uninsured rate in the United States. The idea for a certain amount of federal monitoring of insurance status through standardized Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms was included with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but...Read More