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Publication Year: 2013

SHADAC Senior Research Fellow Joanna Turner presented, "Medicaid Undercount in the American Community Survey: Preliminary Results," at the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Montreal, Quebec, on August 7, 2013.

Publication Year: 2013

This working paper was prepared by SHADAC Deputy Director Julie Sonier for the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The purpose of the report is to describe and assess existing data sources that could be used to evaluate the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Medicaid-eligible populations and health care providers. 

Publication Year: 2013

This working paper, prepared by SHADAC for the U.S. Census Bureau describes SHADAC's evaluation of experimental health insurance coverage questions for the Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC).

The Census Bureau developed a set of experimental health insurance coverage questions with the goals of improving the measurement of past year coverage and providing a richer set of coverage measures, including point-in-time coverage and duration of coverage measures. The experimental questions were fielded and contrasted with existing CPS and American Community Survey (ACS) questions in a test called the Survey of Insurance and Program Participation (SHIPP)

SHADAC evaluated the initial test that was conducted between March and May of 2010. The Census Bureau made improvements to the question series based on the results of this evaluation and conducted a content test in March 2013. Based on the results of this content test, the Census Bureau will make a final decision about implementing the re-designed question series later this year.  

Publication Year: 2013

This report was prepared jointly by authors at the Urban Institute and SHADAC for the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).  In it, the authors make the case that the value of the American Community Survey (ACS) for the purposes of monitoring and evaluating the ACA could be improved through the generation of subannual estimates of insurance coverage, because such estimates would provide a closer temporal link between state decisions and insurance outcomes than is discernable using annual estimates.  The authors describe how ACS subannual estimates could be developed, the challenges associated with this task, and potential next steps.