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Blog: Tracking Health Insurance Coverage During the Unwinding: Monthly Data from the Household Pulse Survey

Feb. 23, 2024: This update was posted on February 23, 2024 uses data from the February release of the Household Pulse Survey, collected January 9 – February 5, 2024. Introduction The unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement represents the largest nationwide coverage transition since the...Read More

The Opioid Epidemic in the United States

Feb. 07, 2024: The Opioid Epidemic in the United States Over the past two decades, the United States has experienced a growing crisis of substance abuse and addiction that is illustrated most starkly by the rise in deaths from drug overdoses. Since 2000, the annual number of overdose deaths from any kind of...Read More

Blog: State-Based Marketplace Transition Data During the Unwinding (Cross-Post)

Jan. 11, 2024:   The following content is cross-posted from State Health & Value Strategies. Authors: Elizabeth Lukanen, Emily Zylla, and Lindsey Theis, SHADAC This expert perspective (EP) will be updated by SHADAC experts as additional dashboards/reports go live. Please visit the State Health...Read More

Blog: State Dashboards to Monitor the Unwinding of the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement (Cross-Post)

Jan. 11, 2024: The following content is cross-posted from State Health & Value Strategies.  Authors: Elizabeth Lukanen, Emily Zylla, and Lindsey Theis, SHADAC This expert perspective (EP) will be updated by SHADAC experts as additional dashboards/reports go live. Please visit the State Health...Read More

Resource: State-Based Reinsurance Programs via 1332 State Innovation Waivers

Nov. 15, 2023: Updated November 2023. Section 1332 of the ACA authorizes states to waive key requirements under the law in order to experiment with policies in the individual and small-group insurance market within certain guardrails. This interactive map provides an overview of the different stages of...Read More

Blog: 2022 ACS Tables: State and County Uninsured Rates, with Comparison Year 2021

Oct. 25, 2023: Each year, SHADAC uses data released from the American Community Survey (ACS) via the U.S. Census Bureau's data.census.gov tool to produce estimates of uninsurance at the state and county level.* Click on a state below in the interactive map to see a PDF table of uninsured rates by state and sub...Read More

Blog: 2022 ACS: Declining Uninsured Rates for the U.S. and States are Supported by Private and Public Coverage Increases

Sep. 14, 2023:       Related Releases and Materials New Blog and Infographic CPS ASEC: 2022 National Health Insurance Coverage Estimates Show Falling Rates of Uninsurance and Direct-Purchase Coverage  Upcoming Webinar An Annual...Read More

Blog: Exploring Cost and Coverage Rates in Employer-Sponsored Insurance (Infographic)

Sep. 05, 2023: Throughout the United States, a majority of Americans and their families receive health insurance coverage through their employer. In 2021, the number of people covered by this type of coverage—known as employer-sponsored insurance or ESI—exceeded 169 million. While a fuller picture of the coverage...Read More

Blog: Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccine campaign left vulnerable groups with lagging rates

Aug. 02, 2023:   Two years after COVID-19 shots became available, demographic disparities in vaccination rates were stark Health inequities are nothing new in Minnesota, but the pandemic placed them in a new light. Numerous studies have reported disparities in how COVID-19 affects many vulnerable...Read More

Resource: Minnesota’s Community and Uninsured Profile

Mar. 30, 2023: 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

Determining the Need for a Medicaid Equity Monitoring Tool

Mar. 10, 2023: Project Overview People who experience health inequities based on race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, and other factors, are a longstanding and pervasive problem that is deeply rooted in discrimination and structural racism. The Medicaid program, through...Read More

2021 ACS Data: State and County Uninsured Rates, with Comparison Year 2019

Jan. 11, 2023: Each year, SHADAC uses data released from the American Community Survey (ACS) via the U.S. Census Bureau's data.census.gov tool to produce estimates of uninsurance at the state and county level.* Click on a state in the interactive map below to view a PDF table of uninsured rates by state and...Read More

Blog: Examining Gender-Based Discrimination in Health Care Access by Gender Identity in Minnesota

Dec. 09, 2022: Authors: Jeremy Duval, Natalie Mac Arthur, Kathleen Call   Definitions Cisgender/cis: A person whose gender identity corresponds with their sex assigned at birth. Transgender/trans: A person whose gender identity differs from their sex assigned at...Read More

Blog: Neighborhood Support Matters for Child Health

Nov. 22, 2022: Where people live, work, and play has been shown to have important impacts on health. In addition to one’s physical environment (e.g., access to safe schools, parks, and sources of nutritious food), the extent to which people feel connected to a supportive community with a network of resources is...Read More

Report/Brief: 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: 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: 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

Report/Brief: 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: 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: 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

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