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Blog: State Dashboards to Monitor the Unwinding of the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement (SHVS Expert Perspective Cross-Post)

Mar. 16, 2023: The following content is cross-posted from State Health & Value Strategies.  Original publication date: March 16, 2023. Authors: Elizabeth Lukanen, Emily Zylla, SHADAC This expert perspective was updated on March 13, 2023. The unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage...Read More

Report/Brief: Significance Testing Using State Health Compare

Mar. 15, 2023: Originally published December 2016. Updated March 2023 by SHADAC Research Assistant Adey Fentaw. This technical brief provides guidance on how to run tests for statistically significant differences using estimates and their associated margins of error from SHADAC’s State Health Compare web tool...Read More

Determining the Need for a Medicaid Equity Monitoring Tool

Mar. 10, 2023: Project Overview People who experience health inequities based on race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, and other factors, are a longstanding and pervasive problem that is deeply rooted in discrimination and structural racism. The Medicaid program, through...Read More

Webinar: What the Growing Medicaid Undercount Means for Data Users and Policymakers

Mar. 10, 2023: Date: Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 Time: 12:00 p.m. Central / 1:00 p.m. Eastern SHADAC is hosting a one hour webinar on Wednesday, April 5th at 12 p.m. CST/1 p.m. ET to discuss the rising Medicaid undercount. With many states and stakeholders eager to understand the topic...Read More

Blog: Review of Health Insurance Coverage Data in 2021: Releases and Resources

Feb. 27, 2023: Each year, SHADAC covers the releases of health insurance coverage data from major federal surveys such as the American Community Survey (ACS) and Current Population Survey (CPS), both of which are overseen by the U.S. Census Bureau.1 Not only do these data provide an understanding of trends...Read More

Blog: Changing Population Estimates: Implications for Data Users

Feb. 21, 2023: . How the CDC’s recent shift will impact calculations for birth and death rates The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently changed the population estimates they use to calculate population-level rates in...Read More

Blog: To Improve Health Equity, Treat Disparities in Adverse Childhood Experiences

Feb. 15, 2023: Twenty-five years ago, a watershed study on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) first established a relationship between childhood trauma and long-term health impacts that can last well into adulthood.1 Since then, numerous related studies have corroborated the association between ACEs and...Read More

Report/Brief: The Kids Aren't Alright: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Implications for Health Equity

Feb. 15, 2023: Authors: Colin Planalp, MPA and Andrea Stewart, MA   Drawing on data from the National Survey of Children’s Health, this brief investigates the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and disparities in ACEs exposure by children’s race, family income...Read More

Blog: Reporting Requirements Related to Unwinding Medicaid Continuous Coverage: Considerations for Medicaid and the Marketplace (State Health & Value Strategies Expert Perspective Cross-Post)

Feb. 09, 2023: The following content is cross-posted from State Health & Value Strategies.  Original publication date: February 9, 2023. Authors: Elizabeth Lukanen, Emily Zylla, SHADAC The Families First Coronavirus Response Act implemented a Medicaid continuous enrollment requirement which...Read More

Resource: 5-year ACS Tables: State and County Uninsured Estimates

Feb. 02, 2023: Following the release of 2021 single-year estimates of health insurance coverage, household income, and poverty levels, the U.S. Census Bureau has published 5-year ACS data files. These estimates are created by pooling together five years of ACS data to produce estimates for areas and subgroups...Read More

Blog: Recent Publication Round-Up: The 2021 Medicaid Undercount

Feb. 01, 2023: Research has consistently shown that surveys that measure health insurance coverage underestimate the number of people enrolled in Medicaid; this is known as the “Medicaid undercount.” SHADAC researchers have long monitored and investigated the magnitude, causes, and effects of the Medicaid...Read More

Report/Brief: Tracking the Medicaid Undercount in the 2021 ACS Coverage Data

Jan. 30, 2023: Research has consistently shown that health insurance coverage surveys underestimate the number of people enrolled in Medicaid and the extent of this “Medicaid undercount” varies greatly across surveys and states. Among these surveys that measure health insurance coverage, the American...Read More

Journal Article: SHADAC in JHPPL: The Future of State All-Payer Claims Databases

Jan. 24, 2023: This journal article was originally published in Volume 48, Issue 1 of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (JHPPL).   Authors: Lynn A. Blewett, PhD, MPA, Natalie Schwehr Mac Arthur, PhD, MAc, and James Campbell SHADAC researchers recently published an article...Read More

Resource: State-Based Reinsurance Programs via 1332 State Innovation Waivers

Jan. 24, 2023: Updated January 2023. An overview of the states with 1332 reinsurance waivers approved, withdrawn, or pending: For additional in-depth state-level detail, click on the table below, or, scroll further for a timeline of 1332 Waiver reinsurance proposal developments. function...Read More

Report/Brief: Issue Brief: Unwinding the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement - Transitioning to Employer-Sponsored Coverage (State Health & Value Strategies Cross-Post)

Jan. 20, 2023: The following content is cross-posted from State Health and Value Strategies, published on January 19, 2023. Authors: Elizabeth Lukanen and Robert Hest, SHADAC Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have played a key role in the response to the COVID-19...Read More

Resource: Navigating Data on State Health Compare (Video)

Jan. 18, 2023:   Check out our new video to learn tips and tricks for using SHADAC’s State Health Compare SHADAC’s State Health Compare is a go-to resource for more than 45 data measures on a range of health topics including insurance coverage; cost of care; health...Read More

Blog: Race/Ethnicity Data in CMS Medicaid (T-MSIS) Analytic Files: 2020 Data Assessment

Jan. 11, 2023: The Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) is the largest national database of current Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiary information collected from U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia (DC).1 T-MSIS data are critical for...Read More

2021 ACS Data: State and County Uninsured Rates, with Comparison Year 2019

Jan. 11, 2023: Each year, SHADAC uses data released from the American Community Survey (ACS) via the U.S. Census Bureau's tool to produce estimates of uninsurance at the state and county level.* Click on a state in the interactive map below to view a PDF table of uninsured rates by state and...Read More

Blog: 2022 NHIS Early Release: Estimates for First Half of the Year Show Continued Fall of Uninsured Rates

Dec. 15, 2022: As part of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Early Release Program, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) recently published a second round of health insurance coverage estimates for the first half of 2022, covering the months of January to June. Uninsurance was again...Read More

Blog: Examining Gender-Based Discrimination in Health Care Access by Gender Identity in Minnesota

Dec. 09, 2022: Authors: Jeremy Duval, Natalie Mac Arthur, Kathleen Call   Definitions Cisgender/cis: A person whose gender identity corresponds with their sex assigned at birth. Transgender/trans: A person whose gender identity differs from their sex assigned at...Read More