Jun. 30, 2020:In response to the current public health emergency presented by COVID-19, especially the health risks pertaining to low-income older adults and disabled persons, states have been given new authority with regard to Medicaid in order to ease traditional complications and restrictions surrounding...Read More
Nov. 20, 2019:
Researchers at SHADAC have long been interested in the issue of “Medicaid undercount,” or the discrepancies that exist between survey estimates of enrollment in Medicaid and the number of enrollees that are actually reported in state and national administrative data—a pattern in which the...Read More
Jul. 10, 2019:U.S. Census Bureau researcher Joanne Pascale, University of Minnesota researcher Angela Fertig, and SHADAC researcher Kathleen T. Call recently published a new article in the Health Services Research journal that details their efforts to measure the accuracy of responses to health...Read More
Jun. 21, 2019:Surveys are the only source of data on the uninsured rate in the United States. The idea for a certain amount of federal monitoring of insurance status through standardized Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms was included with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but...Read More
Mar. 21, 2019:Reinsurance, an insurance product designed to protect health insurers against the financial risk of covering high-cost enrollees, has attracted bipartisan policy interest as a mechanism to stabilize individual health insurance markets. Three states—Alaska, Minnesota, and Oregon—have implemented...Read More
Mar. 05, 2019:After implementing a cross-sector collaboration between medical providers, nonmedical service providers, and a wide range of other stakeholders in the community, the town of Little Falls, Minnesota, saw a reduction in opioid use and abuse among patients at the local hospital and clinic and within...Read More
May. 29, 2018:
The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) has just released a SHADAC-authored article, “Affordable Care Act in Kentucky: Increasing Access, Reducing Disparities.” The piece was co-authored by SHADAC Director Lynn A. Blewett along with SHADAC researchers Colin Planalp and Giovann Alarcón. The...Read More
May. 29, 2018:The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) has just released a SHADAC-authored article, “Affordable Care Act in Kentucky: Increasing Access, Reducing Disparities.” The piece was co-authored by SHADAC Director Lynn A. Blewett along with SHADAC researchers Colin Planalp and Giovann Alarcón. The...Read More
Apr. 10, 2018:Boudreaux M, Barath D, & Blewett LA. (2018). "Recent Changes in Health Insurance Coverage for Urban and Rural Veterans: Evidence from the First Year of the Affordable Care Act." Military Medicine 00. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usy053
This article provides an analysis of the impact of...Read More
Mar. 01, 2018:Spencer, DL, McManus, M, Call, KT, Turner, J, Harwood, C., White P, & Alarcon, G. (2018). "Health Care Coverage and Access Among children, Adolescents, and Young Adults, 2010-2016: Implications for Future Health Reforms." Journal of Adolescent Health. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.12...Read More
Jan. 10, 2018:Rogers, EA, Manser, ST, Cleary J, Joseph AM, Harwood EM, & Call KT. (2018). "Integrating Community Health Workers Into Medical Homes." Annals of Family Medicine 16(1): 13-20. doi: 10.1370/afm.2171
This article details a qualitative analysis that (1) identified facilitators and...Read More
Dec. 31, 2017:
Blewett, LA, Call, KT, Turner J, & Hest, R. (2017). "Data Resources for Conducting Health Services and Policy Research." Annual Review of Public Health 39: 437-452. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-040617-013544
This article examines six federal household surveys...Read More
Mar. 10, 2017:Allen, EM, Call, KT, Beebe TJ, McAlpine DD, & Johnson PJ. (2017). "Barriers to Care and Health Care Utilization among the Publicly Insured." Medical Care 55(3): 207-214. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000644.
This paper examines 2008 survey of adult enrolles in Minnesota's public...Read More
Oct. 19, 2016:
In a new piece on the Health Affairs Blog, SHADAC Principal Investigator Lynn Blewett discusses the recently announced plan, brokered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, to cap enrollment in Minnesota’s individual market in an effort to prevent the market from collapsing.
The Caps...Read More
Sep. 26, 2016:The American Journal of Public Health recently published an article authored by Lynn A. Blewett (SHADAC), Heather M. Dahlen (Medica Research Institute), Donna Spencer (SHADAC), Julia A. Rivera Drew (Minnesota Population Center), and Elizabeth Lukanen (SHADAC).
The article, “Changes to Design of...Read More
Jan. 20, 2016:Boudreaux, M.H., Gonzales, G., Blewett, L., Fried, B., & Karaca-Mandic, P. (2016). "Residential High-Speed Internet Among Those Likely to Benefit From an Online Health Insurance Marketplace." Inquiry 53. doi: 10.1177/0046958015625231
Oct. 01, 2015:Call, K.T., Lukanen, E., Spencer, D., Alarcon, G., Kemmick Pintor, J., Baines Simon, A., & Gildemeister, S. (2015). "Coverage Gains After the Affordable Care Act Among the Uninsured in Minnesota." American Journal of Public Health 105(S5): S658-S664. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302837
Oct. 01, 2015:Blewett, L., & Owen, R. 2015. "Accountable Care for the Poor and Underserved: Minnesota's Hennepin Health Model." American Journal of Public Health, 105(4): 622-624.
Hennepin Health provides integrated medical and social services to low-income Medicaid patients in a large...Read More
Jul. 01, 2015:Han, X., Thiede Call, K., Kemmick Pintor, J., Alarcon-Espinoza, G., & Baines-Simon, A. 2015. "Reports of Insurance-Based Discrimination in Heatlh Care and Its Association with Access to Care." American Journal of Public Health, 105(S3): S517-S525. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015....Read More
Apr. 01, 2015:Boudreaux, M., Call, K.T., Turner, J., Fried, B., & O'Hara, B. 2015. "Measurement Error in Public Health Insurance Reporting in the American Community Survey: Evidence from Record Linkage." Health Services Research. Published online before print. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12308
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