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Reports and Briefs: Room to Grow: Inequities in Children's Health Insurance Coverage

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

Blog & News: 2021 ACS: Estimates Show Declining Uninsurance Rates Across 28 States, Driven by Rise in Public Coverage and Fall in Private Coverage

Sep. 15, 2022:   In a slight departure from their normal process, the U.S. Census Bureau released all 2021 estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) today, which included state-level information about health insurance coverage by coverage type as well by certain demographic categories. The Census...Read More

Blog & News: CPS ASEC: 2021 National Health Insurance Coverage Estimates Show Falling Uninsured and Private Coverage Rates Across Population Demographics (Infographic)

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

Reports and Briefs: State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, 2019-2021

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

Blog & News: Employer-Sponsored Insurance (2019-2021): A National-Level Look at Cost and Coverage Rates (Infographic)

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

Blog & News: Assessing Physician Acceptance of Medicaid Patients Using State Health Compare

Aug. 25, 2022: In order for the more than 80 million Medicaid beneficiaries to access needed care in a timely manner, there must be a sufficient number of health care providers to serve these patients. There has long been concern that providers are less likely to accept Medicaid patients than patients with other...Read More

Resource: Minnesota’s Community and Uninsured Profile

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

Blog & News: 2021 NHIS Full-Year Health Insurance Estimates Early Release: Coverage Rates Remain Stable Overall, Changes Visible across Demographic Groups (Infographic)

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

Blog & News: 2020 NHIS: State vs National Estimates of Health Insurance Coverage (Infographic)

Feb. 15, 2022: 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

Blog & News: Update to SHADAC’s Minnesota Uninsured Legislative District Infographics Aims to Assist in Addressing Coverage Disparities

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

The Opioid Epidemic in the United States

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

Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Evidence from the Household Pulse Survey

Jul. 19, 2021: Update 6: June 9 to June 21 The COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. After several months of rolling out the various one and two-shot COVID-19 vaccines, which have included hiccups from the Johnson...Read More

Resources: Measuring Coronavirus Impacts with the Census Bureau's New Household Pulse Survey: Utilizing the Data and Understanding the Methodology

Jun. 05, 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic is having broad-ranging impacts on the health and economic security of Americans across the country, and policymakers, among others, are eager to understand the extent of these impacts and how they vary across states and key subpopulations such as race/ethnicity, given the...Read More

Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Analysis of the Household Pulse Survey

Apr. 14, 2021: Update 5: March 17 to March 29 Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. The pace of COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States has picked up after an unsteady start earlier in...Read More

Reports and Briefs: Data to Inform Research on Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles

Apr. 01, 2021: This report by SHADAC researchers Lacey Hartman and Elizabeth Lukanen, conducted with support from the Arnold Ventures Foundation, summarizes the findings of a systematic review of data sources that could be used to study the broad topic of integrated care for dual eligibles.  The paper...Read More

Blog & News: New SHADAC Resource Explores and Evaluates Available Data Sources to Research Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles

Apr. 01, 2021: The importance of improving care for individuals enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles) has received considerable attention in recent years.1,2,3 Extensive research has shown that dual eligibles account for a disproportionate share of spending within both programs, and the...Read More

Blog & News: Vaccinating children may be key to reaching COVID-19 herd immunity

Mar. 29, 2021: Few states could hit 80% vaccination rate until children are eligible As more people become vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s understandable that many want to return to “normal.” Recognizing that desire, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published guidance on...Read More

Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Evidence from the Household Pulse Survey - Update 4

Mar. 25, 2021: Update 4: March 3 to March 15 Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. The pace of COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States has picked up after an unsteady rollout earlier in...Read More

Blog & News: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates: State-level and Subpopulation Evidence from the Household Pulse Survey - Update 3

Mar. 12, 2021: Update 3: Feb 17 to Mar 1 Newly available COVID-19 vaccines promise to help protect individual Americans against infection and eventually provide population-level herd immunity. The pace of COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States has been somewhat unsteady, with a sizeable share of ups...Read More

Blog & News: SHADAC Researchers Continue to Make Updates to State Uninsured Population Profile Tool at Crucial Time

Mar. 03, 2021: More than a year after their initial release of an interactive tool that provides a way to identify and characterize communities with high uninsurance rates in the state of Minnesota, a research team at SHADAC is continuing to provide general users, health insurance navigators, policymakers,...Read More

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