SHADAC In the Media

SHADAC is focused on providing sound data that informs health policy decisions and translating complex findings into actionable information that is accessible to a broad audience. Our researchers have a breadth of expertise in a variety of areas including economics, statistics, evaluation, sociology, data visualization, and qualitative and quantitative analysis, and our work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, CNN, U.S. World News & Report, Axios, Washington Examiner, StarTribune, and Politico, among many others. Click a link below to learn more about the latest media stories featuring SHADAC.

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(Dr. Lynn Blewett) 8/9 - About 38,000 people lose Medicaid coverage in Minnesota's first group of renewals after pandemic
Star Tribune

8/3 - Public scrutiny and political backlash have left Kansas City health departments in a tough spot
NPR Kansas City

8/2 - Study shows racial, ethnic disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates
Fox 9 KMSP

7/26 - State-Funded Health Coverage for Immigrants as of July 2023
Kaiser Family Foundation

(Dr. Lynn Blewett) 7/16 - Editorial: A Wisely Careful Approach to Public Opinion
Star Tribune

6/30 - Value-Based Care: Operational Context Matters
FTI Consulting

(Dr. Lynn Blewett) 6/21 - Spotlight on Medicaid: Impact on Patients of Enrollment Redeterminations & Work Requirements
Federation of American Hospitals

6/18 - Taking Pride in Health Care: And it’s Good for Business

6/15 - The Medicaid Unwinding: Expectations and Estimations
Center for Mississippi Health Policy

6/7 - State Health Compare Finds CT access to care is good but costly
Connecticut Health Policy Project

6/2 - Changes to race, ethnicity data collection will impact health
The Nation's Health

5/26 - A Post-COVID Push to Fill Health Data Gaps

5/17 - Out-of-pocket healthcare: Average costs and how to finance them
Yahoo! Finance

5/11 - Surviving not Thriving: Post-Pandemic Economic Security for Black Women and Latinas in Georgia
Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

5/3 - New Legislation and Continued Failure to Expand Medicaid Put Georgia’s Health Care Safety Net on Uncertain Path
Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

4/19 - Americans die younger than others in wealthy nations. What can we do about it?
MPR News

4/6 - Medicaid Expansion Could Prevent Coverage Loss During Redeterminations
Health Payer Intelligence

4/3 - Study Finds Racial Coverage Disparities Following Unemployment
Health Payer Intelligence

3/28 - How a Parent’s Social Anxiety Can Impact a Child
Psychology Today

3/13 - Public health teams want more funding before next crisis
NJ Spotlight News

3/6 - High deductible health plan and the states that love them most (and least)
Benefits Pro

3/3 - Leveraging Primary Care Population-Based Payments in Medicaid To Advance Health Equity
Health Affairs

2/9 - High Deductible Health Plan Enrollment Hit Record High in 2021
Health Payer Intelligence

1/27 - Increased subsidies lead to record-setting year for Affordable Care Act enrollment
The National Desk

1/5 - Op/Ed: Government price fixing won't lower health care costs in Indiana. Here's what will.
Indianapolis Star


12/22 - Arkansas's Public Health Funding Decreased in 2021 Despite Pandemic

12/20 - $1.7T spending bill eases Medicare rate cuts, extends telehealth waivers
Modern Healthcare

12/12 - CVS and Walgreens to pay a combined $10.7 billion settlement for alleged opioid prescription lapses
NBC News, KIMT3, Yahoo News, Business News, Head Topics United States, MSN, dailymeTV, Liputan Populer, lesnouvelles, Herald Sun

11/28 - Letter to the Editor - Telehealth: A Prescription for Wyoming’s Mental Health Crisis
The Cheyenne Post

11/4 - California Health Insurance Stable in 2021, but Many Will Need to Switch Coverage Once COVID-19 Pandemic Protections End
California Health Care Foundation

10/20 - Iowa News Headlines Thursday, October 20, 2022
KMA Land

10/20 - Report: Iowans see jump in insurance premiums three times national average
Radio Iowa

10/20 - KLEM News for Thursday, October 20

10/19 - Editorial Roundup: Minnesota
Winona Daily News, La Crosse Tribune, Waco TribuneUS News & World Report

10/14 - ‘Glitch’ fix offers health care price relief
Star Tribune

10/10 - Analysis finds ‘deep inequities’ in children’s health coverage
Health Leaders Media
9/30 - Report Finds Disparities in Children's Health Insurance Coverage

9/28 - Physicians More Likely To Accept Medicaid Patients in Arkansas Than in Most Other States

9/12 - Large Employers Aim to Redirect Healthcare Spending, Boost Quality

9/6 - Trends in 2021 Employer Sponsored Health Plan Costs, Coverage

8/19 - Public policy pro: Medicaid expansion not a silver bullet for Georgia
Savannah Now/Savannah Morning News

8/17 - Here we go again with Medicaid
The Northeast Georgian

8/15 - Expanding Medicaid doesn’t solve the problem
The Brunswick News

8/4 - Funding and political action fall short as fentanyl crisis in St. Louis region explodes

7/28 - Connecticut is 23rd in Public Health Funding
CT News Junkie
7/2 - How the ‘Father of HMO’ helped make Minnesota a model for health care reform
Star Tribune

6/2 - Colorado’s Medicaid data on race and ethnicity deemed ‘poor’ quality by CMS
State of Reform 

6/1 - The Source Roundup: June 2022 Edition
The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition

5/26 - CMS needs better Medicaid data quality to support health equity
EHR Intelligence

5/25 - Health policy experts: Medicaid data processes must be improved to achieve equity
Healthcare Innovation

5/24 - Improving Medicaid data to advance racial and ethnic health equity in the United States
Health Affairs

5/3 - MN uninsurance rate drops, but racial disparities persist
Health Payer Intelligence

4/21 - Minnesota reports lowest-ever uninsured rate, but racial disparities worsened
Star Tribune 

4/21 - Minnesota’s uninsured rate hit historic low in 2021 but racial disparities increased
EIN PresswireRed Lake Nation News

4/20 - States ranked by percentage of private-sector workers with a high-deductible health plan
Becker's Payer Issues

4/7 - Fix for health law flaw will help working families
Star Tribune 

3/6 - Who makes public health decisions for your community? In Pennsylvania, it depends on where you live
90.5 WESA

3/4 - Spotlight in Focus: Opioid crisis demands psychedelic innovation, yesterday
Psychedelic Spotlight

2/28: Pa. isn’t likely to see more local health departments anytime soon. We found out why.

2/24: Providers push for higher reimbursement as Congress debates mental health legislation
Modern Healthcare

1/29: Poll: Most Americans think virus here to stay
Tulsa World

1/28 - 1/30: Coronavirus is forever, Americans fear – poll
48 Breaking News, FARS News Agency, Daily Times 24/7, Mass News, RT News

1/27: Students' mental health needs amid pandemic prioritized; Fla. district bans excused absences for COVID concerns: Live updates
USA Today

1/27: Less than 60% of Americans think vaccination is essential: COVID news
Windobi, ApXap, NewsBeezer

1/27: Will the virus be ‘finished’? Majority of Americans think not: AP-NORC poll
Plainsmen Post, The Bharat Express News, The Switzerland Times, The New Zealand Times, UK Time News

1/27: Poll: Few Americans say they have to eliminate COVID to end the pandemic
Ohio News Time

1/27: Most In US See Pandemic As Perpetual
Republic World

1/26 - 1/28: Will COVID ever be ‘over’? Most Americans think no
Global Circulate, WJTV 17, WNCT 9, WKRG 5, WKRN, WLNS 6, WRBL, WREG 3, WTNH, WIVB 4, WATE 6 , WHO 13, CBS 17, CenLANow, CW 29, KNWA & FOX24, MyHighPlains, MyStateLine, NBC 4, The Black Chronicle, Firstpost

1/26 - 1/29: Will virus be ‘over’? Most Americans think not: AP-NORC poll
Jackson Hole News & Guide, Southeast Missourian, Associated Press, Oil City News, Printveela, Miami Herald, The Chronicle Journal, The Kansas City Star, Opelika-Auburn News, The Meadville Tribune, Pennsylvania News Today

1/25: Governor Walz, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan Announce Plan to Support Minnesota Children and Families
Office of Tim Walz & Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan 

1/6: Readers' Forum: Indiana least safe state in America


Previous Years:
SHADAC in the Media - 2021
SHADAC in the Media - 2020
SHADAC in the Media - 2019
SHADAC in the Media - 2018
SHADAC in the Media - 2017