Despite the knowledge that homeless children face poor outcomes, research has largely focused on the parent(s) in a homeless family, perhaps because these children are still part of a family unit. However, the children themselves have different and separate needs from their parent(s). Given the impact of the current recession, it is critical to un
Health Insurance Marketplace: March Enrollment Report. For the period: October 1, 2013 - March 1, 2014
This issue brief highlights national and state-level enrollment-related information for the first five months of the Health Insurance Marketplace initial open enrollment period (10-1-13 to 3-1-14).
Data on premium increases were collected from 2008-2011 hard copy rate filings submitted by insurance carriers and from rate filings or rate summaries available on state insurance websites for the small group and individual insurance markets. In the individual market, the average premium increase (weighted by member months) was 9.9 percent in 2008
This evaluation describes existing state Express Lane Eligibility (ELE) programs including the administrative costs and ELE enrollment trends, estimates the impact of ELE adoption on total enrollment, and previews the issues that will be examined through future evaluation activities.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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).
This report presents findings on the characteristics and employment barriers of families receiving TANF benefits in South Carolina's Family Independence (FI) Program. The study included in-depth telephone interviews with 1,120 case heads of families receiving TANF benefits in South Carolina during June 2002, in a research design stratified to incl
Overlapping Eligibility and Enrollment: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act
This report presents information on overlaps in eligible and participating populations in various health and human services programs, and identifies three main human services programs – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – as havi
Using Behavioral Economics to Inform the Integration of Human Services and Health Programs under the Affordable Care Act
This paper examines opportunities to apply findings from behavioral economics and decision-making theory to two specific health/human services program interaction contexts: using targeted enrollment strategies to get SNAP recipients into Medicaid, and encouraging individuals seeking health insurance through state marketplaces to apply for SNAP.
This Performance Improvement series of reports takes its name from the primary goal of carrying out evaluations – to improve the performance of programs meant to serve the greatest needs of the community. Performance Improvement 2008, the latest of these reports, makes available the most recently completed evaluations of the Department of Health
This Performance Improvement 2006 report presents to Congress a comprehensive summary of evaluation projects completed by the Department, The Office of the Secretary, and agencies comprising the Department, engage in extensive evaluation activities; some are required by statute, while others are determined to be essential by an individual agency, t
Performance Improvement 2004: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, complies with Section 241(b) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Preventive Health Amendments of 1993. This is the 10th annual report to Congress. Performance Improvement 2004 provides results- oriented findings regarding the Dep