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
Feb. 15, 2004:This SHADAC State Data Series brief compares two private coverage strategies being considered in the state of Montana to reduce the number of low-income workers and families without access to health insurance: (1) providing tax relief through a state tax credit to individuals and employers who...Read More
Feb. 10, 2004:SHADAC's State Data Series brief describes the demographic characteristics and insurance status of parents with publically insured children in the state of Montana, how they get health care for themselves, and the implications for policy. February 2004.Read More
Feb. 09, 2004:SHADAC's Issue Brief #10 compares changes in children’s uninsurance rates across states as an indication of SCHIP success. This is an update of SHADAC's issue brief #6 using more recent data. February 2004.
Jan. 30, 2004:SHADAC's Issue Brief #9 summarizes SHADAC's study of the Medicaid undercount in Minnesota, or the systematic underestimate the number of individuals known through administrative records to be enrolled in Medicaid programs. January 2004.
Jan. 09, 2004:This report is one in a series of collaborative research reports about smoking based on the 2003 Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey. The objectives of this report are to understand patterns of smoking by young adults between the ages of 18 and 24. January 2004.Read More
Jan. 09, 2004:This report describes Minnesotans’ efforts to quit smoking and provides an update to the findings from the 1999 Adult Tobacco Prevalence Survey that were presented in the July 2001 report, Quitting Smoking: Nicotine Addiction in Minnesota. This report describes quitting smoking patterns among the...Read More
Dec. 30, 2003:SHADAC's Issue Brief #8 describes how SHADAC tested the hypothesis that increased access to insurance results in reduced levels of uncompensated care by assessing the impact that enrollment in the MinnesotaCare program, a state-subsidized insurance program for the working poor, had on levels of...Read More
Oct. 30, 2003:SHADAC's Issue Brief #7 seeks to provide an understanding of the sources of this variability in projecting federal participation in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and to recommend methods that could be employed to reduce the uncertainty for states in future years. October...Read More
Feb. 28, 2003:SHADAC's Issue Brief #6 assesses the changes in health insurance coverage among children across the states for the five-year time period spanning Welfare Reform and the enactment and implementation of SCHIP. Estimates used for all comparisons between 1995 and 2001 are adjusted for the verification...Read More
Apr. 09, 2002:SHADAC's Issue Brief #5 highlights three approaches that have been used to estimate uninsurance rates at the sub-state level: direct estimation through survey sampling, the proxy measure approach, and the model-based approach. April 2002.
Feb. 20, 2002:SHADAC's Issue Brief #4 describes the change in health insurance coverage estimates after the Census Bureau added a verification component to the Current Population Survey (CPS) health insurance module, and the effect of the change on state policy. February 2002.
Aug. 09, 2001:SHADAC's Issue Brief #3 describes why state-generated estimates of health insurance coverage are likely to differ from the annual estimates of uninsurance rates based on the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS). July 2001.
Mar. 30, 2001:SHADAC's Issue Brief #2 examines the effect of increased sample size for the Current Population Survey on the precision of state estimates of the number of low-income children who do not have health insurance coverage. March 2001.
Mar. 09, 2001:SHADAC's Issue Brief #1 provides background information on the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) and use of the CPS coverage estimates for state health policy. March 2001.
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.