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 an
This paper presents data on the current state of Medicaid, the nation's program providing health and long-term care services to low-income families, elderly, and disabled individuals. The paper reports both historical and projected trends in Medicaid enrollment and spending. Information is presented on trends by major Medicaid eligibility category
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 Medic
The Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS) has long served as the most widely-cited source of statistics on the nation's uninsured. But over time, the CPS has undergone several methodological changes that create some inconsistency in the time series of uninsured date. This report presents the Acturarial Research Corporation's (ARC) adjust
This report describes both the rationale and design of the National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, and the planning activities and methods used to collect and compile information on residential care facilities and their residents. (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 1, Number 54, DHHS Publication Number (PHS) 2012-1330.
Interstate Variation and Progress Toward Balance in Use of and Expenditure for Long-Term Services and Supports in 2009
State long-term care (LTC) financing and delivery systems and, in particular, Medicaid funded LTC have long been criticized for being “institutionally biased.” Shifting the balance in publicly-funded LTC provision away from institutional care (nursing homes, long-term hospitals, intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled) tow
Establishing an Analytical Framework for Measuring the Role of Reinsurance in the Health Insurance Market
This is a limited analytic study of the role of reinsurance (and similar coverages) in three insurance markets: primary health insurance coverage offered by indemnity insurance companies; health insurance coverage offered by health maintenance organizations; and health benefits coverage offered by employer-sponsored self-insured plans. The purpose
This report was written and compiled by Gilbert Crouse and Annette Waters of the Office of Human Services Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
Disability and Care Needs of Older Americans: An Analysis of the 2011 National Health and Aging Trends Study
Studies of the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia in the U.S. estimate that 14% of those over age 70 are affected, and that prevalence increases with age, exceeding one-quarter of persons over age 80. The implications of population aging for increases in older persons with dementia and the impact on families, which will be the
This report presents findings from an evaluation of CHIP mandated by CHIPRA and patterned after an earlier evaluation. Some of the evaluation findings are at the national level, while others focus on the 10 states selected for more intensive study: Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. The ev
The Welfare Indicators Act of 1994 requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to prepare an annual report to Congress on indicators of welfare dependence. The Indicators of Welfare Dependence report is prepared by ASPE’s Office of Human Services Policy. As mandated under the Congressional act, the report addresses the rate of welfar
In 2010, in response to the recession and the slow recovery process, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) launched the Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative (CRRI). CRRI was a multi-level, place-based demonstration project aimed at helping grantee communities cope with the ongoing behavioral health effects
This is the third Rate Review Annual Report issued by HHS. The report uses an analysis of 2013 data from 40 states in the individual market and 37 states in the small group market to estimate the impact of the Rate Review Program and the Rate Review Grant Program on premiums. Rate review reduced total U.S. premiums by an estimated $1 billion in 20
This issue brief highlights national and state-level enrollment-related information for the first two months of the Health Insurance Marketplace initial open enrollment period (10-1-13 to 11-30-13).