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Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Analysis of the Household Pulse Survey

Apr. 14, 2021: Update 5: March 17 to March 29 Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. The pace of COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States has picked up after an unsteady start earlier in...Read More

Blog & News: Two New and Four Updated Measures are Now Available on SHADAC’s State Health Compare

Apr. 09, 2021: Estimates for six measures on SHADAC’s State Health Compare web tool have recently been updated with new data or added as new measures. Data for each of these measures is drawn from a variety of different data sources. New measures include: Alcohol-Involved Deaths Alcohol-Involved Deaths...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Data to Inform Research on Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles

Apr. 01, 2021: This report by SHADAC researchers Lacey Hartman and Elizabeth Lukanen, conducted with support from the Arnold Ventures Foundation, summarizes the findings of a systematic review of data sources that could be used to study the broad topic of integrated care for dual eligibles.  The paper...Read More

Blog & News: New SHADAC Resource Explores and Evaluates Available Data Sources to Research Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles

Apr. 01, 2021: The importance of improving care for individuals enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles) has received considerable attention in recent years.1,2,3 Extensive research has shown that dual eligibles account for a disproportionate share of spending within both programs, and the...Read More

Blog & News: Vaccinating children may be key to reaching COVID-19 herd immunity

Mar. 29, 2021: Few states could hit 80% vaccination rate until children are eligible As more people become vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s understandable that many want to return to “normal.” Recognizing that desire, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published guidance on...Read More

State Health Insurance Program Names: 2020

Mar. 26, 2021: This Excel file includes the names of state-sponsored health insurance programs for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It documents program names familiar to enrollees; therefore it includes colloquial as well as official names. The document has two tabs – the first includes...Read More

Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Evidence from the Household Pulse Survey - Update 4

Mar. 25, 2021: Update 4: March 3 to March 15 Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. The pace of COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States has picked up after an unsteady rollout earlier in...Read More

Blog & News: New State Health Compare Measure: Medicaid Expenses as a Percent of State Budgets

Mar. 24, 2021: Medicaid provides public health coverage to millions of low-income individuals and families and serves as an important safety net program for those in need. Medicaid also serves an important role for low-income elderly and the disabled by covering services not included in Medicare, such as long-...Read More

Resource: Minnesota’s Uninsured Profile and Interactive Map

Mar. 15, 2021: Minnesota's Uninsured and the Communities in Which They Live Historically, Minnesota has consistently experienced low rates of uninsurance. However, there are areas within the state where uninsured rates vary greatly by ZIP code, county, economic development region (EDR) and Legislative district....Read More

Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Evidence from the Household Pulse Survey - Update 3

Mar. 12, 2021: Update 3: Feb 17 to Mar 1 Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. The pace of COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States has been somewhat unsteady, with a sizeable share of ups...Read More

Blog & News: Minnesota Health Access Survey (MNHA) Data Show Minimal Impact from COVID Pandemic on 2020 Insurance Coverage

Mar. 09, 2021: A new report released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows that Minnesota’s uninsured rate for the first half of 2020—as well as the first known period of the coronavirus pandemic—was relatively unchanged from the fall of 2019, at 4.6% and 4.7%, respectively. The report uses data from...Read More

Resources: Measuring Coronavirus Impacts with the Census Bureau's New Household Pulse Survey: Utilizing the Data and Understanding the Methodology

Mar. 05, 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic is having broad-ranging impacts on the health and economic security of Americans across the country, and policymakers, among others, are eager to understand the extent of these impacts and how they vary across states and key subpopulations such as race/ethnicity, given the...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Researchers Continue to Make Updates to State Uninsured Population Profile Tool at Crucial Time

Mar. 03, 2021: More than a year after their initial release of an interactive tool that provides a way to identify and characterize communities with high uninsurance rates in the state of Minnesota, a research team at SHADAC is continuing to provide general users, health insurance navigators, policymakers,...Read More

Blog & News: Minnesota's coverage dynamics shifted prior to pandemic

Mar. 01, 2021: In the three years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota’s health insurance landscape shifted in multiple ways. One positive development was a significant increase in rates of employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) from 2016 to 2019. Others were potentially troubling—such as the significant...Read More

Blog & News: State-Specific Surveys Encompassing Residents’ COVID-19 Experiences

Feb. 26, 2021: Updated on February 26, 2021 Introduction and Purpose One of the ways that states are responding to the novel coronavirus epidemic is to gather timely information from residents on their personal experiences and opinions regarding the pandemic. Such real-time information helps states...Read More

Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Evidence from the Household Pulse Survey (Update 2: Feb 3 to Feb 15)

Feb. 25, 2021: Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. The pace of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States has been somewhat erratic—with reports of slow early going before picking up...Read More

Infographics: State-level Flu Vaccination Rates Among Key Population Subgroups (50-state profiles)

Feb. 18, 2021: As the nation and individual states prepare to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination rollout campaigns beyond the initial phase of prioritized recipients, understanding the challenges they face in getting vaccines to key resident demographics is important to their success in achieving population-level...Read More

Blog & News: 50-State Infographics: A State-level Look at Flu Vaccination Rates among Key Population Subgroups

Feb. 18, 2021: The rapid development and approval of COVID-19 vaccines less than a year after the pandemic reached the United States has offered hope to end the crisis. But there are still great challenges to effectively and equitably distributing the vaccinations throughout the population. As states roll out...Read More

Blog & News: Race/Ethnicity Data in CMS Medicaid (T-MSIS) Analytic Files Updated February 2021 – Features 2018 Data

Feb. 17, 2021: Updated February 2021 As the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis evolves, it has become increasingly clear that vulnerable subpopulations are being disproportionately impacted, both in terms of disease burden and the economic downturn. Medicaid has always played an essential role in providing coverage...Read More

Blog & News: NHIS: Early Release Estimates Show Unchanged Coverage Rates during First Half of 2020, although NCHS Reports Evidence of Nonresponse Bias due to COVID-19

Feb. 15, 2021: The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has just published health insurance coverage estimates for the first half of 2020 (January to June) from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) as part of the NHIS Early Release Program. These estimates are some of the first available coverage...Read More

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