This paper compares non-parental care arrangements of pre-school age children in urban and rural areas of the United States using data from the 2005 National Household Education Survey (NHES), Early Childhood Program Participation Survey (ECPP). Data from the NHES show that among preschool-age children, those in rural areas are about as likely as
Affordable Care Act Expands Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits and Federal Parity Protections for 62 Million Americans
The Affordable Care Act builds on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 to extend federal parity protections to 62 million Americans. The parity law aims to ensure that when coverage for mental health and substance use conditions is provided, it is generally comparable to coverage for medical and surgical care. The Affordable C
According to this preliminary analysis, the vast majority — at least approximately 98 percent — of enrollees in Employer-Sponsored Insurance (ESI) are enrolled in plans that meet and exceed an Actuarial Value (AV) of 60 percent whether a hybrid or internal approach is utilized to assess AV. Because there are so few individuals in plans with AV
While health benefits are derived from sports and recreational activities, there are also risks, including sports-related injuries. These injuries range from minor sprains and strains to more serious injuries such as broken bones and concussions. The direct medical bills resulting from sports injuries are substantial. The costs could be a heavy bu
This research brief examines child poverty in 2010 using both the official poverty measure that the Census Bureau has been using since the 1960’s and the more recent Research Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). It examines three groups of children – the “core” poor who live in families who are poor regardless of which measure is used, the
This issue brief highlights available national and state-level enrollment-related information for the first month of the Health Insurance Marketplace 2015 open enrollment period (11-15-14 to 12-15-14) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Health Insurance Marketplace: Summary Enrollment Report For the Initial Annual Open Enrollment Period
This issue brief highlights national and state-level enrollment-related information for the Health Insurance Marketplace initial open enrollment period (10-1-13 to 3-1-14), including Special Enrollment Period (SEP) activity through 4-19-14.
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.
This report examines the variation in Medigap premiums, recent trends in premium growth and policies that experience relatively high premium growth. The report also compares the premium growth over different segments of the entire time period studied, and to changes in enrollment in both Medigap policies and the Medicare Advantage Program.
This study examined models of integration and coordination of housing assistance services and HIV care. The final report describes findings from a quantitative analysis of national HIV housing assistance data, and highlights from case studies conducted at four Integrated HIV/AIDS Housing Plan (IHHP) projects funded by the U.S. Department of Housin
This paper presents a comparative framework of rapid evaluation methods for projects of three levels of complexity: quality improvement methods for simple process improvement projects; rapid cycle evaluations for complicated organizational change programs, and systems-based rapid feedback methods for large-scale systems change or population change
The Affordable Care Act includes several provisions that are expected to significantly improve women's health. The Affordable Care Act improves coverage for important preventive services and maternity care, promotes higher quality care for older women, and ends the gender discrimination that requires women to pay more for the same insurance covera
Pharmaceutical companies conduct clinical trials for many reasons. The most obvious goal of clinical trials is to demonstrate safety and efficacy to gain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. FDA provides guidance to developers about what constitutes acceptable clinical trials and appropriate outcomes. Improving the drug development process
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