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Blog & News: The Evolving Opioid Epidemic: Observing the Changes in the Opioid Crisis through State-level Data (Webinar)

Sep. 04, 2019: Date: September 4, 2019 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central / 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Background During the past two decades, the national opioid crisis has proved to be persistent and dynamic. After deaths from prescription opioid painkillers grew quietly for years, the U.S....Read More

Blog & News: Employer-Sponsored Insurance, 2014-2018: Premiums Reach New Heights while Deductibles Hold Steady (Infographics)

Aug. 14, 2019: More than 62 million private sector workers in the United States received health insurance benefits from their employer in 2018, 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

Reports and Briefs: State-level Trends in Employer-sponsored Health Insurance (ESI), 2014-2018

Aug. 14, 2019: RESOURCES State Profiles Two-page “at a glance” graphic profiles of employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) coverage trends between 2014 and 2018 for each state, including statistical comparisons of coverage changes from 2017 to 2018. Download a single file...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Children's Health Insurance Coverage Nationwide and in the States, 2016-2017

Apr. 23, 2019: Chartbook This analysis uses data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to examine: 1) changes in health insurance coverage from 2016 to 2017 for children nationwide and at the state level, and 2) state variation in uninsured rates for children in 2017. We examine coverage...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Releases 50-State Analysis of the Evolving Opioid Crisis (Infographics)

Feb. 12, 2019: Much of the attention paid to the national opioid crisis in recent years has focused on the national toll of the crisis, such as the more than 44,000 opioid overdose deaths reported nationally in 2017.[1] However, the dynamics of the crisis vary widely across states, both in the prevalence of...Read More

Infographics: Housing Affordability Matters: Measuring and Addressing the Burden of Unaffordable Rents (Infographics)

Dec. 20, 2018: An analysis by SHADAC examines housing affordability, looking specifically at the percent of rental households that spend more than 30% of their monthly income on rent. This measure is now available on SHADAC’s State Health Compare for all states from 2012 through 2017, and can be broken...Read More

Blog & News: Housing Affordability Matters: Measuring and Addressing the Burden of Unaffordable Rents (Infographics)

Dec. 20, 2018: An analysis by SHADAC examines housing affordability, looking specifically at the percent of rental households that spend more than 30% of their monthly income on rent. This measure is now available on SHADAC’s State Health Compare for all states from 2012 through 2017, and can be broken down...Read More

Blog & News: Latino Children in California Face Inequitable Access to Care (Infographic)

Oct. 31, 2018: According to the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), Latino children in California face lower access to health care than their white counterparts across multiple access indicators.  Despite representing more than half of children living in the state, Latino children are less...Read More

Blog & News: Employer-Sponsored Insurance, 2013-2017: Premiums Grow Faster, Deductibles Continue to Increase - Chartbook and State Fact Sheets

Oct. 01, 2018: The nation’s attention has recently concentrated on health insurance coverage purchased through Affordable Care Act marketplaces, but it is important to remember that the majority of non-elderly Americans (51.6%) continue to get their health insurance coverage from an employer.[1] A new...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance at the State Level, 2013-2017: Chartbook and State Fact Sheets

Oct. 01, 2018: 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 2013 through 2017 at the national level and...Read More

2017 ACS: Uninsured Rate Increased Nationally and in 14 States (Infographic)

Sep. 12, 2018: New health insurance coverage estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) show that there was a statistically significant 0.2 percentage point increase in the national uninsured rate between 2016 and 2017. Uninsurance also increased in 14 states between 2016 and 2017, and decreased...Read More

Kids' Health Data Highlight: Difficulties Making or Keeping Friends in 2016 (Infographic)

Aug. 16, 2018: It is increasingly clear that health is determined not just by biological and clinical factors but to a greater extent by socio-demographic factors. With this in mind, we need data for monitoring the social determinants of health just as we do for monitoring biological and clinical determinants....Read More

Blog & News: Children's Health Insurance Coverage, 2013-2016: Post-ACA Reductions in Uninsurance Persisted

Jun. 06, 2018: A new analysis from SHADAC examines health insurance coverage among children in the United States from 2013 through 2016, looking at changes in children’s coverage before and after the coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect in 2014. The report examines ...Read More

Kids' Health Data Highlight: Parental Attendance at Kids' Activities in 2016 (Infographic)

May. 24, 2018: It is increasingly clear that health is determined not just by biological and clinical factors but to a greater extent by socio-demographic factors. With this in mind, we need data for monitoring the social determinants of health just as we do for monitoring biological and clinical determinants....Read More

Kids' Health Data Highlight: Children Living in Neighborhoods with No Amenities in 2016 (Infographic)

May. 01, 2018: It is increasingly clear that health is determined not just by biological and clinical factors but to a greater extent by socio-demographic factors. With this in mind, we need data for monitoring the social determinants of health just as we do for monitoring biological and clinical determinants....Read More

Infographics: Kids' Health Data Highlight: Children Living in Supportive Neighborhoods in 2016 (Infographic)

Apr. 24, 2018: It is increasingly clear that health is determined not just by biological and clinical factors but to a greater extent by socio-demographic factors. With this in mind, we need data for monitoring the social determinants of health just as we do for monitoring biological and clinical determinants....Read More

Infographics: Kids' Health Data Highlight: Children Living in Working Poor Households in 2016 (Infographic)

Apr. 13, 2018: It is increasingly clear that health is determined not just by biological and clinical factors but to a greater extent by socio-demographic factors. With this in mind, we need data for monitoring the social determinants of health just as we do for monitoring biological and clinical determinants....Read More

Highlights from the 2018 Health Insurance Exchange Open Enrollment Period (Infographic)

Apr. 10, 2018: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final report on enrollment-related activity in the individual marketplace exchanges during the 2018 plan year Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The infographic below highlights key...Read More

Kids' Health Data Highlight: Trouble Affording Nutritious Meals in 2016 (Infographic)

Mar. 29, 2018: It is increasingly clear that health is determined not just by biological and clinical factors but to a greater extent by socio-demographic factors. With this in mind, we need data for monitoring the social determinants of health just as we do for monitoring biological and clinical determinants....Read More

Fifty-State Analysis Finds Lower Access to Care among Adults with Less Education

Mar. 20, 2018: A new analysis from SHADAC examines educational attainment and access to health care, looking at the extent to which adults (25 years and older) with different levels of education skipped needed care due to cost and did not have a personal doctor. These indicators are both available for all states...Read More

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