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Project Type:
Issue Brief
Author(s):
Kenneth Finegold and Munira Z. Gunja
Published:
October, 2014
As of June 2014, 10.3 million nonelderly adults (ages 18-64) gained health insurance coverage since the start of the Affordable Care Act initial open enrollment period in October 2013. Government and private surveys offer a consistent picture of expansions in insurance coverage.
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Rose Chu, Daniel Wong, Wilma Robinson, and Kenneth Finegold
Organization(s):
ASPE
Published:
May, 2012
The Affordable Care Act includes several provisions that are expected to significantly improve health outcomes for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. New estimates from RAND suggest that 2.0 million Asian Americans who would otherwise be uninsured will be covered or eligible for coverage by 2016 through the expansion of Medicaid eligibility and the creation of Affordable Insurance Exchanges. Many other valuable benefits, including coverage for young adults and preventive services without cost-sharing, are already in effect and benefiting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the country. [8 PDF Pages]
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Wilma Robinson and Kenneth Finegold
Organization(s):
ASPE
Published:
April, 2012
The Affordable Care Act includes provisions that will greatly improve the health of African Americans by increasing their access to affordable health insurance coverage and high-quality care. New estimates from RAND suggest that 3.8 million African Americans who would otherwise be uninsured will gain coverage by 2016 through the expansion of Medicaid eligibility and the creation of Affordable Insurance Exchanges. Valuable benefits, including coverage for young adults and preventive services without cost-sharing, are already in effect and benefiting African Americans across the country. [6 PDF pages]
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Ashley Henderson, Wilma Robinson, and Kenneth Finegold
Organization(s):
ASPE
Published:
April, 2012
The Affordable Care Act includes several provisions that are expected to significantly improve health outcomes for Latinos. New estimates from RAND suggest that 5.4 million Latinos who would otherwise be uninsured will gain coverage by 2016 through the expansion of Medicaid eligibility and the creation of Affordable Insurance Exchanges. Many other valuable benefits, including coverage for young adults and preventive services without cost-sharing, are already in effect and benefiting Latinos across the country. (7 PDF Pages)  En español
Project Type:
Report
Author(s):
Lisa M. Lines and Joshua M. Wiener
Organization(s):
RTI International
Published:
February, 2014
Availability:
This study aimed to describe and characterize the published literature on disparities between racial and ethnic groups among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. To identify relevant studies, we searched electronic sources for peer-reviewed articles and research reports published through 2014 related to the Alzheimer’s population and their caregivers that provided evidence of racial and ethnic disparities, discussed reasons for disparities, or described interventions to address disparities. The literature shows consistent and adverse disparities among blacks and Hispanics compared to non-Hispanic whites in the prevalence and incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, mortality, participation in clinical trials, use of medications and other interventions, use of long-term services and supports, health care expenditures, quality of care, and caregiving. The literature suggests numerous underlying causes, including factors related to measurement of the disease, genetics, socioeconomic factors, cultural differences, lack of culturally competent providers, and discrimination. Although these disparities are well known, little is known about the effectiveness of various strategies, such as cultural competence training, to address these differences within the context of Alzheimer’s disease, with almost no studies available that evaluate possible interventions. [34 PDF pages]
Imprisonment and Disenfranchisement of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Marla McDaniel, Margaret Simms, William Monson and Karina Fortuny
Organization(s):
The Urban Institute
Published:
August, 2013
Availability:
This brief, part of a series on disconnected low-income men, presents selected data on low-income men’s contact with the criminal justice system.
A Demographic Snapshot of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Marla McDaniel, Margaret Simms, Karina Fortuny, and William Monson
Organization(s):
The Urban Institute
Published:
August, 2013
Availability:
This brief, part of a series on disconnected low-income men, provides a geographic and demographic snapshot of low-income men who are disengaged or at high risk of disengagement from mainstream economic and social life.
Education and Employment of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Margaret Simms, Karina Fortuny, Marla McDaniel, and William Monson
Organization(s):
The Urban Institute
Published:
August, 2013
Availability:
This brief, part of a series on disconnected low-income men, presents data on the educational attainment and labor force participation of low-income men who are disengaged or at high risk of disengagement from mainstream economic and social life. It focuses primarily on men without postsecondary degrees.
The Health of Disconnected Low-Income Men
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Margaret Simms, Marla McDaniel, William Monson, and Karina Fortuny
Organization(s):
The Urban Institute
Published:
August, 2013
Availability:
This brief, part of a series on disconnected low-income men, examines the health insurance coverage and health status of low-income men who are disengaged or at high risk of disengagement from mainstream economic and social life. Using data from the American Community Survey, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and other sources, it focuses on broad measures of health coverage and access and general health.
Summary of an Urban Ethnographers’ Symposium on Low-Income Men
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Margaret Simms, Marla McDaniel, and William Monson
Organization(s):
The Urban Institute
Published:
August, 2013
Availability:
This brief, part of a series on disconnected low-income men, summarizes discussion at an HHS-sponsored symposium among qualitative researchers and social service providers from different regions of the country who have studied or worked with low-income men. The goal of the meeting was to better understand low-income men who are disengaged or at high risk of disengagement from mainstream economic and social life and how their situations vary across race, ethnicity, and location.