Oct. 09, 2008:This document is a brief on the 8 percent drop in the uninsurance rate which resulted from the addition of a verification question to the Current Population Survey (CPS) health insurance module. August 2001.Read More
Oct. 09, 2008:In March 2000, the Census Bureau added a verification question to the Current Population Survey (CPS) health insurance module. This question resulted in a more accurate estimate of the rate of uninsurance. This brief describes the Census Bureau’s previous approach to measuring health insurance and...Read More
Oct. 09, 2008:This brief contains an introduction to the sample design employed by the Current Population Survey (CPS), as well as information about the sampled household rotation schedule, the Annual Demographic Supplement, and survey weights. April 2003.Read More
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
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
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
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
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.
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."
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.