Sep. 28, 2022:Health insurance is a linchpin in the United States’ health care system. It can insulate families from deep financial strain and medical debt, as costs for health care services have grown increasingly unaffordable in recent decades. For children, the doorway to health care offered by insurance is...Read More
Sep. 13, 2022:The U.S. Census Bureau has released an initial report detailing the state of health insurance coverage in the United States for 2021. Drawing on data from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC), the report highlights good news overall as the percentage of the...Read More
Aug. 30, 2022:The COVID-19 pandemic has altered long-standing patterns of life and work in the United States and internationally. The pandemic, along with the associated policy response, led to (at least temporary) changes in Americans’ primary source of health insurance coverage, with more Americans enrolled in...Read More
Aug. 30, 2022:Throughout the United States, a majority of Americans and their families receive health insurance coverage through their employer. In 2021, the number of individuals enrolled in this type of coverage–known as employer-sponsored insurance or ESI–exceeded 62.2 million. In this blog, infographic, and...Read More
Jun. 02, 2022:The resources below were created by SHADAC with essential guidance from the advisory board of MNsure navigators and policymakers. These tools can be used for community-level equity-focused work and advocacy by informing strategic plans, partnership development, assessment of community needs, and...Read More
May. 10, 2022:The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released health insurance coverage estimates for 2021 from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) as part of the NHIS Early Release Program. The estimates captured in this report are some of the first available coverage estimates for 2021 from a...Read More
Jan. 02, 2022:Although health disparities in the United States have been common knowledge among public health professionals for years, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted this problem with vivid urgency. The disproportionate impact of the pandemic on certain segments of the population—such as higher infection and...Read More
Sep. 22, 2021:Our research team at SHADAC has continued its partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota to refresh a tool that provides critical information on the uninsured populations in Minnesota at the legislative district level. Using the most up-to-date estimates available...Read More
Aug. 25, 2021:The Opioid Epidemic in the United States
Drug overdose deaths surged in the United States during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing by 30.6% in just 12 months. The growth was widespread throughout the country, with forty states experiencing statistically significant...Read More
Apr. 19, 2021:In the midst of the opioid epidemic, the United States has been quietly experiencing another mounting public health crisis as deaths involving alcohol have grown to historic highs. After years of stability, the rate of alcohol-related deaths began to increase in 2007 and has increased...Read More
Apr. 19, 2021:April 19, 2021
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, the United States has been quietly experiencing another mounting public health crisis as deaths involving alcohol have grown to historic highs. After years of stability, the rate of alcohol-related deaths began to increase in 2007 and has...Read More
Feb. 18, 2021:As the nation and individual states prepare to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination rollout campaigns beyond the initial phase of prioritized recipients, understanding the challenges they face in getting vaccines to key resident demographics is important to their success in achieving population-level...Read More
Feb. 18, 2021:The rapid development and approval of COVID-19 vaccines less than a year after the pandemic reached the United States has offered hope to end the crisis. But there are still great challenges to effectively and equitably distributing the vaccinations throughout the population.
As states roll out...Read More
Feb. 15, 2021:The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) recently released a National Health Statistics Report, which presents state-level estimates of health insurance coverage using data from the 2020 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).
The report provides estimates by subcategories of state...Read More
Nov. 12, 2020:Our research team at SHADAC has continued its partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota to complete a new tool that provides critical information on the uninsured populations in Minnesota at the legislative district level. Using the most up-to-date estimates available from...Read More
Sep. 15, 2020:New 2019 health insurance coverage estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) were released this morning, and findings from the survey show the national rate of uninsured increased from 8.9% in 2018 to 9.2% in 2019.
This 0.3 percentage-point increase...Read More
Sep. 10, 2020:
Two-page “at a glance” graphic profiles of employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) coverage trends between 2015 and 2019 for each state, including statistical comparisons of coverage changes from 2018 to 2019.
Download a single file...Read More
Sep. 10, 2020:
More than 62.5 million private sector workers in the United States received health insurance benefits from their employer in 2019, and, according to SHADAC researchers, paid higher-than-ever premiums for their health plans last year. Using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance...Read More
Jul. 17, 2020:
This set of two-page infographics uses estimates from SHADAC’s State Health Compare online data tool to explore the evolving opioid overdose epidemic across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, examining state variation in both the prevalence of opioid...Read More
Jul. 15, 2020:Though still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States continues to grapple with other national public health emergencies, such as the opioid crisis. Indeed, many public health experts have voiced concerns about the potential effects of COVID-19 on mental health and associated...Read More
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.