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Policy & Regulation

Find ASPE’s latest releases on critical aspects of health and human services-related policy and regulation on the Federal and State levels. Learn more about the impact of these policies across the country.


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ASPE Issue Brief

Medicaid Churning and Continuity of Care

April 11, 2021
Research shows that disruptions in Medicaid coverage are common and often lead to periods of uninsurance, delayed care, and less preventive care for beneficiaries.
ASPE Issue Brief

Access to Marketplace Plans with Low Premiums: The Uninsured and the American Rescue Plan

March 31, 2021
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) enhances and expands eligibility for premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act. Under the ARP, we estimate that the availability of zero-premium plans has increased by 19 percentage points and low-premium plans by 16 percentage points, respectively, among uninsured non-elderly adults potentially eligible for Marketplace coverage in states.
ASPE Issue Brief

Access to Marketplace Plans with Low Premiums on the Federal Platform

March 28, 2021
Many uninsured individuals can access zero-premium or low-premium health plans after application of premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act.

The Remaining Uninsured: Geographic and Demographic Variation

March 22, 2021
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, extended health coverage to millions of Americans through Medicaid (in the states participating in Medicaid expansion) and subsidized Marketplace coverage. However, research prior to enactment of the American Rescue Plan suggests many remaining uninsured people are not aware of their coverage options.

Risk of COVID-19 Infections, Hospitalization, and Death in Fee-For-Service Medicare

March 18, 2021
Experience during the first six months of the pandemic shows that the risks of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries contracting COVID-19 and subsequent hospitalization and mortality vary significantly by demographic characteristics, health status, and nursing home residence. There are several factors that indicate significantly elevated risk.

Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Current Evidence and Policy Approaches

March 15, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted stark health disparities among Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations in several areas, including infections, hospitalizations, death rates, and vaccination rates.

State, County, and Local Estimates of the Uninsured Population: Prevalence and Key Demographic Features

March 11, 2021
State and Local Estimates of the Uninsured Population in the U.S. Using the Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey Methodological Description March 12, 2021

Trends in the Utilization of Emergency Department Services, 2009-2018

March 1, 2021
This report to Congress analyzed 10 years of data to look at trends in emergency department utilization at the national and state levels. The report analyzes three categories of utilization:

Trends in the U.S. Uninsured Population, 2010-2020

February 10, 2021
Newly released estimates from the National Health Interview Survey show that 11.1 percent of U.S. residents (or 30.0 million) under age 65 lacked health insurance as of January-June 2020. This number reflects a sharp decline in the number of uninsured Americans since 2010, before implementation of the Affordable Care Act's large coverage expansions.
Report to Congress

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Nineteenth Report to Congress

February 7, 2021
This report provides welfare dependence indicators through 2017 for most indicators and through 2018 for other indicators, reflecting changes that have taken place since enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996.