Several SHADAC resources are available to help SHAP grantees access and utilize data relating to health insurance coverage estimates, access to care, and understanding available data-specific technical assistance resources.
SHADAC’s Data Center consists of a simple, online chart and table generator, to run ACS and CPS health insurance coverage estimates. The data easily translate to tables and charts useful for both researchers and policy makers.
With the Data Center, you can quickly:
- Access Census Bureau data
- Utilize coverage trend data from 1987 to present, available for the first time using SHADAC’s exclusive enhanced estimates
- Translate data into customized tables and graphs, which can be easily downloaded
- Export data for use without downloading new software
The Data Center is available at www.shadac.org/datacenter.
State Level Primary Care Provider Capacity Analysis : Potential Gaps in the Availability of Primary Care Physicians under Health Reform
SHADAC has developed a brief analysis of primary care capacity for each SHAP grantee state.
Each summary brief includes:
- A map of the distribution of the projected Medicaid eligible population ages 19 to 64 in 2014 for the state, by county.
- A table that illustrates the characteristics of the potentially newly eligible in the state.
- And a second map that illustrates current primary care physician supply relative to population in the state, by county.
- Possible sources of provider capacity data.
- High level provider capacity questions that they state might want to consider addressing through additional analysis.
The summaries are available at this page.
SHADAC has developed a chartbook of health insurance coverage estimates for each SHAP grantee state.
Each chartbook includes:
- Maps of uninsurance estimates for children and adults, as well as children and adults under 200% FPL
- Tables of health insurance coverage estimates for the above population groups, with variance information
- Sub-county estimates of uninsurance (where available)
- Demographic profiles of state populations
Medicaid and CHIP
Summary of State-level Data and Information in Reports Released by MACPAC
SHADAC compiled this summary of state-level data and information released by MACPAC in the Medicaid and CHIP Program Statistics (MACStats) section of the March and June 2011 MACPAC reports to Congress.
American Community Survey
- "An Introduction to the American Community Survey Health Insurance Coverage Estimates" describes the American Community Survey (ACS), a new source of data for health insurance coverage estimates, with the first year of data (for 2008 calendar year) available in September 2009.
Current Population Survey
- "State Health Insurance Coverage Estimates: Why State Survey Estimates Differ from CPS" compares state survey and CPS estimates of uninsurance, analyzes factors with the greatest potential to explain differences in estimates of uninsurance, and discusses the policy implications of the persistent discrepancy between state and CPS estimates.
"SHADAC-Enhanced CPS Health Insurance Coverage Estimates" outlines the enhancements applied by SHADAC to develop the harmonized time series of health insurance coverage estimates using the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS). This was done to account for methodological changes to the CPS. This brief complements the tool tips in SHADAC’s new Data Center.
- See also a summary of these ehancements in frequently asked question format.
- See also SHADAC's issue brief #19, "Historical Changes in Current Population Survey Health Insurance Coverage Items."
Other Federal Survey Data
- "Measurement of Race, Ethnicity, and Immigrant Groups in Federal Surveys" discusses the collection and classification of survey data for populations defined by race, ethnicity and immigrant (REI) status.
- "Data Availability for Race, Ethnicity, and Immigrant Groups in Federal Surveys" focuses on the availability of public use data from selected federal surveys that collect information on health insurance coverage and access to care for race, ethnicity and immigrant group (REI) identifiers.
Data are available for users to run customized analyses. These can be downloaded directly from the Census Bureau, but SHADAC recommends a more user-friendly option at IPUMS.
- IPUMS for ACS
- IPUMS for CPS
- Variables for CPS SHADAC-enhanced health insurance coverage estimates will be available in late winter 2010
The following Census download pages are available for public use data files:
- 2009 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (reflecting calendar year 2008)
- 2008 American Community Survey (reflecting calendar year 2008)