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Reports and Briefs: Do National Surveys Overestimate the Number of Uninsured? Findings from the Medicaid Undercount Experiment in Minnesota

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. Read More

Reports and Briefs: Patterns of Smoking Among Minnesota's Young Adults

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

Reports and Briefs: Quitting Smoking, 1999-2003: Nicotine Addiction in Minnesota

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

Reports and Briefs: Expanding Access to Health Insurance Coverage Lessens the Burden of Uncompensated Care

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

Reports and Briefs: Yet Another Wild Card in State Budget Deliberations

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

Reports and Briefs: Comparison of Children's Uninsurance Rates Across the States: 1995-96 to 2000-2001

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

Reports and Briefs: Overview of Approaches for Estimating Uninsurance Rates at the Sub-state Level

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. Read More

Reports and Briefs: What is Behind the 8 Percent Drop in Uninsurance?

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. Read More

Reports and Briefs: State Health Insurance Coverage Estimates: Why State-Survey Estimates Differ from CPS

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. Read More

Reports and Briefs: The Impact of Changes to the Current Population Survey on State Health Insurance Coverage Estimation

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. Read More

Reports and Briefs: The Current Population Survey and State Health Insurance Coverage Estimates

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. Read More

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