In an effort to improve quality and contain the growing cost of health care, states are increasingly undertaking a shift away from fee-for-service reimbursement models that reward quantity of services and moving toward alternative payment models that reward value. Many of the states leading the way in payment and... Read More
In a rare positive sign regarding the national opioid crisis, new provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that the persistent increases in overdose deaths may be slowing, with a possible leveling out or even a small drop in U.S. opioid-related overdose deaths in late... Read More
Click on an Ohio Congressional District to see changes in the uninsured between 2013 and 2015. These data show the impact of the ACA, which was implemented in 2014, on the uninsured.
2013-2015 Change in Uninsured
by Congressional District: Ohio - 16 Districts... Read More
The infographic below illustrates the change in point-in-time uninsurance from January through June 2014 to January through June 2015 at the national level and for selected states using early release estimates from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).
This infographic highlights the newly-released estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) on health insurance coverage in 2014 at the national level and across the states. We draw on the information presented in "Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2014," a Current Population Report... Read More
Using the new detail level data available from the American Community Survey (ACS), SHADAC has produced state and county level tables and state-level maps on coverage that are available here. This blog provides an overview of the type of information that is available in the state profiles.
Uninsured Rates by... Read More
SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. The sum of percentages may not be 100%, due to rounding.
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT).
SHADAC analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The NHIS sample is drawn from the Integrated Health Interview Survey (IHIS, MN Population Center and SHADAC). Data were analyzed at the University of Minnesota's Census Research Data Center.
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.