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SHADAC is focused on providing sound data that informs health policy decisions and translating complex findings into actionable information that is accessible to a broad audience. Our researchers have a breadth of expertise in a variety of areas including economics, statistics, evaluation, sociology, data visualization, and qualitative and quantitative analysis, and our work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, U.S. World News & Report, Washington Examiner, StarTribune, and Politicoamong many others. Click a link below to learn more about the latest media stories featuring SHADAC.

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GetInsured Retires More Than $1 Million of Consumer Medical Debt in Minnesota After Survey Sheds Light on Statewide Issue
GetInsured July 15, 2019

No clear strategy to fund ballooning need for senior care
MPR News Albert Lea Tribune Business North July 12, 2019

Numbers suggest progress on opioid fight
MPR News July 9, 2019

Kamala Harris Hits Home for 30 Million With High Deductibles
Forbes June 29, 2019

Gov. Wolf considering childhood cancer investigation
Pittsbugh Post-Gazette June 18, 2019

Five things to know about Minnesota's medical provider tax
Minnesota Public Radio June 4, 2019

More Iowa children under private insurance, research shows
The Gazette May 28, 2019

Voices for Utah Children sets goal of 100% health coverage for children regardless of immigration status
Deseret News May 25, 2019

In crisis: What are opioids, really?
Isanti-Chisago County Star May 23, 2019

In our opinion: Rising rates of uninsured children should concern everyone
Deseret News May 21, 2019

Number of children without health insurance is again trending in the wrong direction
KSL.com May 18, 2019

ACA Round-Up: New Uninsured Data, Resources on 1332, Briefs In Texas
HealthAffairs May 14, 2019

Nevada gave millions in tax incentives to business with many employees on Medicaid
Nevada Independent May 12, 2019

Texas leads country in uninsured children, more than doubling national rate
KFOX14 May 7, 2019

Why is the infant mortality rate in the United States so high?
The Republic May 5, 2019

Number of Children Without Health Insurance Increasing Across U.S.
UMN SPH News May 3, 2019

After falling for years, the number of uninsured children is rising
Marketplace May 2, 2019

Study: Texas rate of uninsured children double national average
My San Antonio News Houston Chronicle May 1, 2019

Talking opioid crisis trends with UMN 
St. Peter Herald April 15, 2019

Medicaid reimbursement, not expansion status, affects doctors' acceptance of new patients
Healthcare Dive April 11, 2019

Physician Acceptance of New Medicaid Patients: What Matters and What Doesn't
Health Affairs Blog April 10, 2019

Opioid epidemic a painful reality in U.S.
Morrison County Record April 7, 2019

In crisis: What are opioids, really?
Kanabec County Times April 4, 2019

One of the most in-demand jobs in Minnesota is in health care. Specifcally, one of the lowest-paid jobs in health care.
MinnPost April 2, 2019

Budget shortfalls loom in Minnesota's health care fund
Star Tribune April 1, 2019

Research Brief: Cost of a Federal Reinsurance Program to Stabilize States' Individual Health Insurance Markets
Insurancenews.net March 27, 2019

Research Brief: Cost of a Federal Reinsurance Program to Stabilize States' Individual Health Insurance Markets
UMN SPH News March 26, 2019

Study: Reinsurance to cost feds $30 billion to support ACA insurers
Modern Healthcare March 22, 2019

Talking opioid crisis trends with UMN
UMN News March 21, 2019

Overshadowed By Opioid Epidemic, Lack of Resources Hurts Pittsburghers Addicted to Meth
90.5 WESA Blog February 13, 2019

Study: Rising concerns that synthetic opioids contaminate other drugs, too
MPR News Mesabi News February 13, 2019

University of Minnesota study finds ACA didn't shrink employer health coverage
Star Tribune January 30, 2019

Fewer Docs Taking Medicaid Compared With Other Plans
MedPage Today January 28, 2019

Medicaid enrollees last in line when docs accepting new patients
Modern Healthcare January 24, 2019

Minnesota needs answers, solutions for federal health aid hit
Star Tribune January 2, 2019

Prescription Opioid Sales in New York from 2000 to 2017
Patch November 28, 2018

A tale of health care transparency
New Hampshire Business Review November 9, 2018

BlueCross MN Foundation working with University of Minnesota to reach state's uninsured population
BlueCross BlueShield MN October 31, 2018

Survey finds NH employees pay fifth lowest health premium percentage
New Hampshire Business Review October 30, 2018

Holding misleads on Obamacare premium increase during Monday night debate
Politifact with The News & Observer October 26, 2018

Messenger Mailbag: Affordable health care
MilleLacs Messenger October 24, 2018

Infographic: Which States Have the Hightest Rates of Opioid-Related Insurance Claims
Filter October 15, 2018

What to know about health care and insurance for the 2018 midterm elections
The Philadelphia Inquirer October 14, 2018

Minnesota: Study Aims to Help MN's Uninsured Obtain Health Coverage
ASPPH October 12, 2018

In Minnesota, share of workers with high-deductible health plans leaps
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal October 12, 2018

Health care costs rising for Floridians with employer-sponsored coverage
South Florida Business Journal October 11, 2018

Helping Uninsured Minnesotans Obtain Health Coverage
University of Minnesota School of Public Health October 8, 2018   

Deductibles Hit $2,000 As Employers Intensify Cost Shift
Forbes October 4, 2018

10 States where insurance premiums have increased the most
BenefitsPro October 3, 2018

Cost of family health coverage nears $20,000 in U.S.
Star TribunePost Bulletin, The GazetteFinger Lakes TimesCDA PressAZ Daily Sun, Telegraph Herald, Hill Country NewsDaily Hampshire Gazette October 3, 2018

Employer-based health insurance premiums, deductibles rise
Academy Health October 3, 2018

Health Insurance Takes More Out of Workers' Paychecks
Health Insurance Newsletter October 3, 2018

Health Insurance Costs Accelerating for Workers
HealthLeaders October 1, 2018

Despite Gov. Abott's 'progress' claim, Texas still No. 1 for uninsured residents
San Antonio Express-News October 1, 2018

Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
Star Tribune September 12, 2018

The States Tackle Health Care Reform
U.S. News & World Report August 10, 2018

New Report Shows Public Coverage Increases Insurance Rates Among Vulnerable Children
Georgetown Center for Children and Families June 27, 2018

Fewer Georgia children are uninsured since the Affordable Care Act was implemented
Georgia Health News - Macon Telegraph June 21, 2018

Report: Uninsured kids down under ACA
The Albany Herald June 19, 2018

Disminuye número de niños sin seguro medico, pero temen cambios
Al Dia Dallas June 19, 2018

Study: Fewer Georgia kids lack health insurance
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution June 19, 2018

Number of uninsured children drops in Georgia
Statesboro Herald June 19, 2018

Number of uninsured kids in Georgia down sharply under ACA
Gwinnett Daily Post WABE FM Radio June 19, 2018

Fewer Texas children are uninsured, but some fear the momentum could be lost
Dallas News June 18, 2018

Number of uninsured children has fallen by 38 percent
BenefitsPro June 18, 2018

More Nevada kids have health insurance, but state 9th worst
Las Vegas Review-Journal June 18, 2018

Split markets remain problematic for state exchanges as 2019 plan year approaches
Fierce Healthcare June 17, 2018

Daily on Healthcare: Generic drug to treat opioid addiction will hit the market
Washington Examiner June 15, 2018

Medical Assistance Recipients Would Face Work Mandate Under New Bill
Minnesota Watchdog May 2, 2018

Work Requirements Give Republicans Cover to Expand Medicaid
U.S. News & World Report April 23, 2018

Residents with less education more likely to skip medical care
Wyoming Tribune Eagle April 3, 2018

Omnibus Coming Soon
Politico Pro March 21, 2018

There's a Lot To Learn from State Medicaid Experiments, but Only If They're Carefully Evaluated
Health Affairs Blog March 19, 2018

Minnesota's Uninsured Rate Jumps in 2017 Despite Strong Economy
University of Minnesota School of Public Health February 27, 2018

UMN Expert: Medicaid Work Requirements
University of Minnesota February 13, 2018

2017's Healthiest Cities in America
Wallethub.com February 12, 2018

Latest Health Care Repeal Bill in Senate Could Cost Minnesota Billions
Pharmacy Choice September 22, 2017

Why Single-Payer is Not Likely Our Path Forward 
Star Tribune September 15, 2017

MinnesotaCare Buy-In: Maybe Not a Long Shot 
Health Affairs Blog August 2, 2017

Reinsurance Approval Key to Holding Down Insurance Premium Hikes 
MPR News August 1, 2017

Health Care Town Hall in Cottage Grove Shines Light on Medicaid Recipients 
South Washington County Bulletin July 27, 2017

States Think Reinsurance Might Fix Obamacare Troubles 
Washington Examiner July 24, 2017

CBO Gives Senate Health Care Bill a Toxic Score 
Star Tribune June 27, 2017

MNSure Weighs Tighter Sign-Up Rules 
Star Tribune  April 27, 2017

How Minnesota is Stepping Up to Preserve Its Individual Market 
Health Affairs Blog April 18, 2017

Reps. Cramer, Peterson Appear Split on Obamacare Replacement 
West Central Tribune March 22, 2017

How Reinsurance May Help Health Insurers 
Finance and Commerce March 21, 2017