Jan. 06, 2021:A new issue brief from SHADAC researchers, funded by the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), examines flu vaccination rates as the closest possible analog to understanding how the implementation of a widespread coronavirus vaccination campaign will unfold.
Using data from the U.S. Centers...Read More
Oct. 08, 2020:
What is an Uncompensated Care Pool?
Uncompensated care pools (UC pools, or UCPs) are one strategy used by states in order to fund care for the uninsured and the underinsured. The pools are primarily used to pay providers for a portion of the free care they provide, thereby ensuring access to...Read More
Oct. 02, 2020:With the release of new insurance coverage estimates from surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SHADAC has updated our annual “Comparing Federal Government Surveys...Read More
Sep. 17, 2020:The interactive map on this page links to tables containing state and county uninsurance estimates for 2019. These estimates come from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) via the U.S. Census Bureau's data.census.gov tool.
Click on a state below to see state and...Read More
Sep. 10, 2020:
Two-page “at a glance” graphic profiles of employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) coverage trends between 2015 and 2019 for each state, including statistical comparisons of coverage changes from 2018 to 2019.
Download a single file...Read More
Aug. 26, 2020:For nearly two decades, the United States has experienced a growing and evolving crisis of substance abuse and addiction; a crisis illustrated by statistically significant increases in overdose deaths directly from, or related to, opioids. These increases have occurred throughout the country, as...Read More
Jul. 31, 2020:In 2012, SHADAC created and released its “Health Insurance Unit,” or “HIU,” to aid researchers in reconciling the differences between the way that a “family” is defined in federal surveys (such as the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey [ACS] or Current Population Survey [CPS]) with the...Read More
Jun. 16, 2020:Among the numerous impacts resulting from the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, early evidence from several recent national polls suggests that the COVID-19 crisis is taking a significant toll on mental health in the United States.1 While we will not be able to fully comprehend the extent...Read More
Jun. 03, 2020:Originally published December 2016. Updated June 2020.
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.
The brief first explains how to...Read More
May. 26, 2020:The SHADAC COVID-19 Survey on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on health care access and insurance coverage was conducted as part of the AmeriSpeak omnibus survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. The survey was conducted using a mix of phone and online modes from April 24 and...Read More
May. 12, 2020:
SHADAC has updated our brief on estimates of state-provided funding for the State Health Compare measure, “Public Health Funding.” Though this updated brief highlights state public health funding data from 2015–2019, data is available on the State Health Compare website for every year,...Read More
Apr. 23, 2020:University of Minnesota COVID-19 Health Insurance Model (MN-HIM)
Most Americans rely on their place of employment to obtain private health insurance coverage. Currently, 64% of workers age
19–64 and their dependents get their health insurance coverage through an employer source. One...Read More
Mar. 05, 2020:Last year, the U.S. Census Bureau enacted a second and final round of changes in a planned, two-stage redesign process for the agency’s Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). The first revision, made in 2014, was a redesign of the CPS ASEC questions regarding...Read More
Mar. 05, 2020:U.S. health care spending continues to grow, reaching $3.6 trillion and 17.7% of the GDP in 2018.[i] Unfortunately, a significant share of these costs are increasingly born by Americans in the form of increased deductibles, copayment, and coinsurance—commonly referred to as patient “out-...Read More
Feb. 11, 2020:In a new issue brief for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies, SHADAC Senior Researchers Lacey Hartman, MPP, Elizabeth Lukanen, MPH, and Colin Planalp, MPA explain how researchers and policymakers can leverage federal survey data to inform and target interventions...Read More
Jan. 30, 2020:New SHADAC Report on States Serving Justice-Involved Populations through Section 1115 Waivers
Under a Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SHADAC recently conducted a study of the ways in which states are using Section 1115...Read More
Jan. 21, 2020:A new brief from SHADAC defines a “primary source of coverage hierarchy,” and how and when researchers can use this tool to determine which payer is primary when an individual reports multiple sources of health insurance coverage on the American Community Survey (ACS).
Using a hierarchy provides...Read More
Dec. 20, 2019:Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released a policy brief recognizing the growing housing affordability crisis in the United States, especially as it affects metropolitan areas and rental units.1 Lack of low-cost rental housing is one of the main...Read More
Oct. 25, 2019:With the release of new insurance coverage estimates from surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SHADAC recently updated our annual brief “Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count the...Read More
Oct. 22, 2019:Much like the opioid epidemic currently encompassing the nation, death rates from suicide in the United States have been increasing at an alarming pace in recent decades. While the toll of opioids has received substantial attention, the toll from other causes of what researchers have termed “deaths...Read More
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.