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Reports and Briefs: Revisions to the CPS: Impact on State Health Policy

Oct. 07, 2008: This brief contains information for the states on the addition of the uninsurance verification question to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS estimates of state uninsurance rates will be adjusted based on the new verification question. August 2001.Read More

Reports and Briefs: Bridging the Gap between Research and Policy

Oct. 07, 2008: This report presents the achievements of SHADAC in its first six years, with descriptions of our expertise and accomplishments in bridging the gap between research and policy. August 2007.Read More

Reports and Briefs: The State of Kids' Coverage

Oct. 07, 2008: This report was released for the 2006 Covering Kids & Families Back-to-School Campaign, a national effort to enroll eligible children in public coverage programs during the back-to-school season.  This initiative is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The research in this report...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Individual High Risk Pools: A Case Study of the MN Comprehensive Health Assn

Sep. 30, 2008: A report funded by the New York State Health Foundation as part of a scan of the various strategies states are using to try to address the growing problem of small-group coverage; this report provides in-depth case studies on the strategies being used by Minnesota. September 2008.Read More

Reports and Briefs: Are Lower Response Rates Hazardous to Your Health Survey?

Feb. 28, 2008: SHADAC's Issue Brief #13 examines response completion efforts in three state surveys of health insurance coverage to assess whether refusal conversion and making many calls to the same number alter health survey estimates. February 2008. Read More

Reports and Briefs: Estimating Private Health Expenditures in Idaho

Dec. 01, 2007: This report is one out of a series of five reports prepared for the Idaho Office of Performance Evaluations (OPE), the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee, and the Idaho Health Care Task Force as part of the project, "Idaho’s Health Care Costs and Options to Improve Health Care Access." This...Read More

Reports and Briefs: State Health Insurance Coverage Estimates: A Fresh Look at Why State Survey Estimates Differ from CPS

Nov. 09, 2007: SHADAC's Issue Brief #12 compares state survey and CPS estimates of uninsurance, analyze factors with the greatest potential to explain these differences, and discuss the policy implications of this persistent discrepancy. November 2007. Read More

Reports and Briefs: Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count Uninsured People in America, Aug 2007

Aug. 30, 2007: This brief compares estimates of health insurance coverage from three national surveys sponsored by the federal government, identifies the differences in their estimates of uninsurance, and identifies two common themes: (1) all the surveys report very large numbers of Americans living without...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Comparing Federal Government Surveys that Count Uninsured People in America, Aug 2006

Aug. 10, 2006: This brief compares estimates from four national surveys conducted by the federal government used to estimate the size of the uninsured population, identifies the differences between them, and points out two common threads – all the surveys report very large numbers of Americans living without...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Using a Premium Assistance Program to Improve Access

Sep. 27, 2005: SHADAC's State Data Series brief discusses the advantages and challenges of premium assistance programs, highlighting experiences of other states and describing Oklahoma’s premium assistance plan for low-income workers and their spouses. September 2005.Read More

Reports and Briefs: Summary: Retirement Security for Minnesota’s Elderly Population

Jul. 09, 2005: This issue brief focuses on whether Minnesotans will have enough money for their retirement and long-term care needs and estimates how many Minnesotans are at risk of having insufficient resources during their retirement years. March 2005.Read More

Reports and Briefs: Long Term Financing Options and Retirement Income Security of Minnesota's Elderly

Jul. 09, 2005: This brief considers the potential impact of long-term care financing options on decreasing the risk of needing support through the state Medicaid program in Minnesota. July 2005.Read More

Reports and Briefs: Estimates of Oklahoma County-Level Health Insurance Coverage Rates

May. 27, 2005: SHADAC's State Data Series brief profiling county-level estimates of insurance coverage based on the 2004 Oklahoma Health Care Insurance and Access Survey. May 2005.Read More

Reports and Briefs: Reclassifying Health Insurance Coverage for the Indian Health Service in the CPS

Apr. 09, 2005: SHADAC's Issue Brief #11 examines the impact of the change in classification of IHS coverage in the CPS on rates of uninsurance at the national level and in states with large American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations to draw attention to the relative change in uninsurance rates. April...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Retirement Security and Minnesota’s Elderly Population

Mar. 30, 2005: This brief addresses concerns in Minnesota over "retirement security" that have become a significant state policy issue as spending on the elderly and disabled for acute and long-term care services have continued to grow. March 2005.Read More

Reports and Briefs: Health Insurance Coverage in Minnesota from 2001 to 2004

Mar. 30, 2005: This research brief released by the Division of Health Services Research and Policy (now Health Policy and Management) at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health summarizes the results of the most recent survey and presents key comparisons between the 2001 and 2004 Minnesota Health...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Second Hand Smoke in Minnesota, 1999-2003

Mar. 09, 2005: This report describes Minnesotans’ exposure to and attitudes about secondhand smoke for the general population of adult Minnesotans, and provides an update to the findings from the 1999 Adult Tobacco Prevalence Survey that were presented in the November 2000 report, Secondhand Smoke: Knowledge,...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Public program crowd-out of private coverage: What are the issues?

Jun. 09, 2004: This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Synthesis Brief addresses the topic of crowd-out, or public coverage substitution for private insurance. June 2004. Read More

Reports and Briefs: A Profile of the Uninsured in the U.S. Virgin Islands

May. 20, 2004: SHADAC's State Data Series brief profiling the uninsured in the U.S. Virgin Islands, an unincorporated territory of the United States that has one of the highest rates of uninsurance in the U.S. and its territories, but with little information about their uninsured population. May 2004.Read More

Reports and Briefs: State Experiences in Developing Purchasing Pools

Feb. 27, 2004: SHADAC's State Data Series brief discusses the effectiveness of state purchasing pools, outlines barriers to successful outcomes, and maps out various ways Montana can encourage the development of viable purchasing pools for small employers and their employees. February 2004.Read More

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