HOUSEHOLD PULSE SURVEY FINDINGS

Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the U.S. has Reached a Plateau

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS), an ongoing survey designed to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, SHADAC researchers have continued to track vaccine hesitancy among U.S. adults (age 18 and older). Previous analysis produced by SHADAC using data from the HPS showed promising evidence of a reduction in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy during the first three months of 2021.

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MEDICAID UNDERCOUNT

Understanding the Undercount of Medicaid Enrollees in the 2020 Current Population Survey Health Insurance Coverage Data

Studies have long shown that surveys underestimate the number of people enrolled in Medicaid, and that the extent of this “undercount” varies across surveys and states. It is important for data users to understand the Medicaid undercount in surveys when interpreting health insurance coverage estimates. In this blog post, we briefly review the research regarding the Medicaid undercount in the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC), and provide estimates of how it varies across states in 2020. We also discuss the impact of assigning single coverage for those...

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Understanding the Undercount of Medicaid Enrollees in the 2020 Current Population Survey Health Insurance Coverage Data

Studies have long shown that surveys underestimate the number of people enrolled in Medicaid, and that the extent of this “undercount” varies across surveys and states. It is important for data users to understand the Medicaid undercount in surveys when interpreting health insurance coverage estimates. In this blog post, we briefly review the research regarding the Medicaid undercount in the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC), and provide estimates of how it varies across states in 2020. We also discuss the impact of assigning single coverage for those...

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HEALTH BEHAVIORS AND OUTCOMES

Prevalence and disparities in excessive alcohol use among U.S. adults

Underpinning significant growth in alcohol-involved deaths in recent years, tens of millions of U.S. adults report heavy drinking and binge drinking--also known as "excessive" alcohol use. But survey data also show wide disparities in excessive alcohol consumption patterns across demographic groups. This brief examines the prevalence of heavy drinking and binge drinking across different age, gender, income, and race and ethnicity categories.

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PHYSICIAN PARTICIPATION IN MEDICAID

New SHADAC Brief Summarizes Study of Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Physician Participation

This brief summarizes the recent paper “The effect of Medicaid expansion on Medicaid participation, payer mix, and labor supply in primary care” by authors Hannah T. Neprash, Anna Zink, Bethany Sheridan, and Katherine Hempstead.

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New SHADAC Brief Summarizes Study of Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Physician Participation

This brief summarizes the recent paper “The effect of Medicaid expansion on Medicaid participation, payer mix, and labor supply in primary care” by authors Hannah T. Neprash, Anna Zink, Bethany Sheridan, and Katherine Hempstead.

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STATE HEALTH COMPARE DATA

Six Measures on SHADAC’s State Health Compare Now Updated to Include Pandemic-era Data for Health Behaviors and Outcomes

As part of our commitment to releasing relevant and timely state-level data, estimates for six measures on SHADAC’s State Health Compare web tool have recently been updated with data from the first years of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 and 2021.

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