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Reports and Briefs: Section 1115 Medicaid Expansion Waivers: Implementation Experiences

Mar. 06, 2018: This report summarizes SHADAC's analysis of how four states implemented Section 1115 Medicaid expansion wiavers. These states--Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan--are among eight that have expanded their Medicaid programs through Section 1115 of the Social Security Act rather than through the...Read More

Reports and Briefs: New Brief Examines State Health Compare's Estimates on State Funding for Public Health

Feb. 23, 2018: A new SHADAC brief provides an overview of the most recent estimates for state public health funding on SHADAC's State Health Compare. About the Estimates Estimates of per-capita state funding for public health come from data collected by Trust for America's Health, which obtains its...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Exploring Public Health Data with State Health Compare: State Funding for Public Health

Feb. 23, 2018: This SHADAC brief provides an overview of most recent estimates for state public health funding on SHADAC's State Health Compare. Download a PDF of the brief.   State public health funding is one of multiple public health indicators available on State Health Compare. Others...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Minnesota's Uninsured in 2017: Rates and Characteristics

Feb. 20, 2018: This issue brief uses data from the 2017 Minnesota Health Access Survey (MNHA) to provide additional context on uninsurance in Minnesota by (1) illustrating the persistent disparities in the rates of uninsurance across population groups; and (2) describing Minnesota's uninsured population along key...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Minnesota's Changing Health Insurance Landscape: Results from the 2017 Minnesota Health Access Survey

Feb. 20, 2018: This brief summarizes findings from the 2017 Minnesota Health Access Survey, focusing on trends in how Minnesotans obtained health insurance coverage and providing an understanding of how the 2017 climate may have contributed to a contraction of coverage. The Minnesota Health Access Survey...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Minnesota's Uninsured Rate Climbed to 6.3 Percent in 2017

Feb. 20, 2018: Minnesota saw a significant jump in its 2017 uninsured rate, which climbed to 6.3 percent from 4.3 percent in 2015. In all, about 349,000 Minnesota residents lacked coverage in 2017, which is about 116,000 more than in 2015. These new estimates come from the biannual Minnesota Health Access Survey...Read More

Reports and Briefs: SHADAC Examines the Implementation of Section 1115 Medicaid Expansion Waivers: MACPAC Report

Feb. 20, 2018: A SHADAC analysis of how four states implemented Section 1115 Medicaid expansion waivers is now available. These states—Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan—are among eight that have expanded their Medicaid programs through Section 1115 of the Social Security Act rather than through the...Read More

Reports and Briefs: New SHADAC Brief Explores the Impact of Federal Health Care Reform in Minnesota

Feb. 09, 2018: A new brief from SHADAC deputy director Elizabeth Lukanen considers Minnesota’s health insurance market before and after passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as the outlook for the state’s market given the current policy environment. Minnesota’s Market before and after the ACA...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Health Care Reform: The Impact of Federal Health Care Reform in Minnesota

Feb. 05, 2018: Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, Minnesota's health insurance market was, for the most part, relatively high-functioning across indicators of health insurnace access and quality of care, although the state faced common challenges in the area of health care costs. This...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Now Available: Final Evaluation Report on the SIM Initiative in Minnesota

Jan. 29, 2018: SHADAC’s final evaluation report on the SIM Initiative in Minnesota is now publicly available. This report presents the final results of the state-level evaluation of Minnesota’s SIM initiative. SHADAC conducted this evaluation between January 2015 and September 2017 under a contract with the...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Key Findings from the Evaluation of the SIM Initiative in Minnesota: Final Report Executive Summary Now Available

Dec. 15, 2017: The executive summary of SHADAC’s final evaluation report on the SIM Initiative in Minnesota is now available.   Background: SIM in Minnesota   In 2013, the state of Minnesota was awarded a cooperative agreement by the Center for Medicare...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Comparing Federal Government Surveys That Count the Uninsured: 2017

Sep. 19, 2017: This brief provides an annual update to comparisons of uninsurance estimates from four federal surveys1: The American Community Survey (ACS) The Current Population Survey (CPS) The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Household Component (MEPS-HC) The National Health Interview Survey (...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance, 2012-2016: Deductible Increases Offset Slowdown in Premium Growth

Sep. 06, 2017: A new analysis from SHADAC highlights the experiences of private sector workers with employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) from 2012 through 2016 at the national level and in the states. Key Findings Nationally, the percentage of employers offering health insurance coverage was...Read More

Reports and Briefs: State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, 2012-2016: Chartbook and State Fact Sheets

Sep. 06, 2017: Chartbook This SHADAC chartbook uses data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) to highlight the experiences of private-sector workers with employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) from 2012 through 2016 at the national level and in...Read More

Reports and Briefs: The Opioid Epidemic: National and State Trends in Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths, 2000-2015 (Briefs and Maps)

Jun. 13, 2017: The number of annual deaths from drug overdoses in the United States has tripled in the past 15 years, from 17,500 in 2000 to 52,500 in 2015.[i] Most of these deaths involved opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers.[ii] Although the incidence of opioid-related deaths has grown for...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Using Google Trends to Support Health Policy Analysis

May. 30, 2017: This brief describes a rich source of internet search data--Google Trends--and provides an example of how researchers are using these data to study health policy.  Download a PDF of the brief. Access additional content from the SHARE-funded research project led by Dr. Sarah Gollust and...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Paying for Value in Medicaid: A Synthesis of Advanced Payment Models in Four States - Final Report

May. 15, 2017: This report summarizes the work conducted under the project, "Paying for Value in Medicaid: A Synthesis of Advanced Payment Models in Four States." The project was funded by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) and conducted by both MACPAC staff and staff at the State Health...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Financial Burden and Cost-related Barriers to Care: Changes Since Implementation of the ACA

Apr. 12, 2017: This brief by SHADAC researchers Colin Planalp and Lacey Hartman examines U.S. and state-level changes in family health spending, trouble paying medical bills, and delayed or forgone care due to cost since the ACA was implemented in 2014, Download a PDF of this brief.    Read More

Reports and Briefs: State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, 2011-2015: Chartbook and State Fact Sheets

Feb. 22, 2017: Chartbook This SHADAC chartbook uses data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) to highlight the experiences of private-sector workers with employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) from 2011 through 2015 at the national level and in the states. ...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Minnesota: Implications of Repeal

Feb. 07, 2017: In this brief, the authors present an overview of the impact of the ACA’s coverage expansions in the state of Minnesota and highlight the potential for losses with an ACA repeal.  We look specifically at rates of health insurance coverage, hospital uncompensated care, and levels of federal...Read More

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