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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

Reports and Briefs: State Tax Incentives versus Premium Assistance: What’s the Difference?

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

Reports and Briefs: A Profile of Parents with Publicly Insured Children in Montana

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

Reports and Briefs: A Comparison of Children's Uninsurance Rates Across the States 1995-97 to 2000-02

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. Read More

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

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