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Reports and Briefs: A Comparison of Children's Uninsurance Rates Across the States 1995-97 to 2000-02

Feb. 09, 2004: SHADAC's Issue Brief #10 compares changes in children’s uninsurance rates across states as an indication of SCHIP success. This is an update of SHADAC's issue brief #6 using more recent data. February 2004. Read More

Journal Articles: Monitoring the Uninsured: A State Policy Perspective

Feb. 01, 2004: Blewett, L.A., M.B. Good, K.T. Call, and M. Davern. "Monitoring the Uninsured: A State Policy Perspective." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 29(1): 107-145. Read More

Reports and Briefs: Do National Surveys Overestimate the Number of Uninsured? Findings from the Medicaid Undercount Experiment in Minnesota

Jan. 30, 2004: SHADAC's Issue Brief #9 summarizes SHADAC's study of the Medicaid undercount in Minnesota, or the systematic underestimate the number of individuals known through administrative records to be enrolled in Medicaid programs. January 2004. Read More

Reports and Briefs: Patterns of Smoking Among Minnesota's Young Adults

Jan. 09, 2004: This report is one in a series of collaborative research reports about smoking based on the 2003 Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey. The objectives of this report are to understand patterns of smoking by young adults between the ages of 18 and 24. January 2004.Read More

Reports and Briefs: Quitting Smoking, 1999-2003: Nicotine Addiction in Minnesota

Jan. 09, 2004: This report describes Minnesotans’ efforts to quit smoking and provides an update to the findings from the 1999 Adult Tobacco Prevalence Survey that were presented in the July 2001 report, Quitting Smoking: Nicotine Addiction in Minnesota. This report describes quitting smoking patterns among the...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Expanding Access to Health Insurance Coverage Lessens the Burden of Uncompensated Care

Dec. 30, 2003: SHADAC's Issue Brief #8 describes how SHADAC tested the hypothesis that increased access to insurance results in reduced levels of uncompensated care by assessing the impact that enrollment in the MinnesotaCare program, a state-subsidized insurance program for the working poor, had on levels of...Read More

Journal Articles: Hospital Provision of Uncompensated Care and Public Program Enrollment

Dec. 01, 2003: Blewett, L.A., G. Davidson, M. Brown, and R. Maude-Griffin. "Hospital Provision of Uncompensated Care and Public Program Enrollment." Medical Care Research and Review 60(4): 509-527. Read More

Reports and Briefs: Yet Another Wild Card in State Budget Deliberations

Oct. 30, 2003: SHADAC's Issue Brief #7 seeks to provide an understanding of the sources of this variability in projecting federal participation in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and to recommend methods that could be employed to reduce the uncertainty for states in future years. October...Read More

Conducting Data Collection Using Focus Groups

Oct. 09, 2003: Summary and Proceedings from SHADAC's Conference Call with Dr. Richard Krueger on Conducting Data Collection Using Focus Groups. December 2003.Read More

Conducting Focus Groups

Oct. 09, 2003: A description of the process of conducting focus groups, with information about what focus groups are, why to conduct them, what their advantages and drawbacks are, how to recruit participants, how to decide how many to hold, how to attract the right people, how to decide on moderators, what...Read More

Journal Articles: State Variation in SCHIP Allocations: How Much Is There, What Are Its Sources, and Can It Be Reduced?

Jul. 01, 2003: Davern, M., L.A. Blewett, B. Bershadsky, K.T. Call, and T. Rockwood. "State Variation in SCHIP Allocations: How Much Is There, What Are Its Sources, and Can It Be Reduced?" Inquiry 40(2): 184-187. Read More

A State Perspective on National Survey Data on the Uninsured

Jun. 09, 2003: Background information on the national resources available to states and a summary of the strengths and weaknesses of each survey for state policy purposes. June 2003.Read More

Commonly Used Survey Terms

Apr. 10, 2003: This document provides definitions for many terms which are commonly used to discuss surveys. April 2003.Read More

Reports and Briefs: Comparison of Children's Uninsurance Rates Across the States: 1995-96 to 2000-2001

Feb. 28, 2003: SHADAC's Issue Brief #6 assesses the changes in health insurance coverage among children across the states for the five-year time period spanning Welfare Reform and the enactment and implementation of SCHIP. Estimates used for all comparisons between 1995 and 2001 are adjusted for the verification...Read More

Estimating the Size of the Uninsured and Other Vulnerable Populations in a Local Area

Jan. 01, 2003: Blewett, L. A. and T. J. Beebe. “Estimating the Size of the Uninsured and Other Vulnerable Populations in a Local Area.” In Weinick, R.M. and Billings, J. (eds), Monitoring the Health Care Safety Net – Book III: Tools for Monitoring the Health Care Safety Net, Rockville, MD: Agency for...Read More

Focus Group Interviewing on the Telephone

Oct. 09, 2002: Overview and information on conducting focus group interviews by phone, by Richard A. Krueger and Mary Anne Casey. August 2002.Read More

Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews

Oct. 09, 2002: This document is a detailed guide to focus group interviewing. October 2002.Read More

Reports and Briefs: Overview of Approaches for Estimating Uninsurance Rates at the Sub-state Level

Apr. 09, 2002: SHADAC's Issue Brief #5 highlights three approaches that have been used to estimate uninsurance rates at the sub-state level: direct estimation through survey sampling, the proxy measure approach, and the model-based approach. April 2002. Read More

Reports and Briefs: What is Behind the 8 Percent Drop in Uninsurance?

Feb. 20, 2002: SHADAC's Issue Brief #4 describes the change in health insurance coverage estimates after the Census Bureau added a verification component to the Current Population Survey (CPS) health insurance module, and the effect of the change on state policy. February 2002. Read More

Immigrant and Minority Focus Groups

Oct. 09, 2001: Suggestions for training moderators and writing a final report, providing some general guidelines and considerations for states as they move through the focus group process of collecting information about health insurance from immigrant and minority focus groups. July 2001.Read More