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Office of Health Policy (HP)

The Office of Health Policy (HP) provides a cross-cutting policy perspective that bridges Departmental programs, public and private sector activities, and the research community, in order to develop, analyze, coordinate and provide leadership on health policy issues for the Secretary. HP carries out this mission by conducting policy, economic and budget analyses, assisting in the development and review of regulations, assisting in the development and formulation of budgets and legislation, assisting in survey design efforts, as well as conducting and coordinating research, evaluation, and information dissemination on issues relating to health policy.

HP is organized in four divisions that align with major Department programs :

Division of Health Care Financing Policy (HFP)
Division of Public Health Services (PHS)
Division of Health Care Access and Coverage (HAC)
Division of Health Care Quality and Outcomes (HQO)

Health Policy Research:

  • Reports to Congress
  • Affordable Care Act Research & Issue Briefs
  • HP Authored or Sponsored Work Published in Journals

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ASPE Issue Brief

Medicare Beneficiary Enrollment Trends and Demographic Characteristics

March 2, 2022
Medicare served nearly 63 million beneficiaries in 2019. 62 percent were enrolled in Part A or Part B, and the rest (37 percent) were in Medicare Advantage (Part C). 74 percent were enrolled in Part D drug coverage, 13 percent had private drug coverage, and nearly 9 percent had no drug coverage. Demographic characteristics and health status varied across these groups.
ASPE Issue Brief

Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among Black Americans: Recent Trends and Key Challenges

February 22, 2022
This issue brief analyzes changes in health insurance coverage and examines trends in access to care among Black Americans using data from 2011-2020. This Issue Brief is part of a series of ASPE reports examining the change in coverage rates and access to care after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) among different racial and ethnic populations.
ASPE Data Point

Estimates of Uninsured Adults Newly Eligible for Medicaid If Remaining 12 Non-Expansion States Expand Medicaid: 2022 Update

February 15, 2022
This Data Point presents updated estimates of potential Medicaid eligibility among uninsured, non-elderly adults in states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level as of 2022. This analysis updates a previous Data Point by accounting for Medicaid expansion in two states, Missouri and Oklahoma, in 2021.
ASPE Issue Brief

National Survey Trends in Telehealth Use in 2021: Disparities in Utilization and Audio vs. Video Services

February 1, 2022
Telehealth services expanded rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data from the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS) in 2021, this Issue Brief analyzes national trends in telehealth utilization across all payers and examines how use of video-enabled vs. audio-only telehealth services differ across patient populations.
ASPE Data Point

Health Coverage Changes From 2020-2021

January 27, 2022
The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) provides annual and quarterly data on health insurance coverage by insurance type, age, and income.
ASPE Data Point

Prescription Drug Affordability among Medicare Beneficiaries

January 19, 2022
More than 5 million Medicare beneficiaries struggle to afford prescription medications. Among adults 65 and older, Black and Latino beneficiaries are most likely to experience affordability problems. Medicare beneficiaries with lower incomes and those under age 65 also had above-average rates of not taking needed medications due to cost.
ASPE Issue Brief

Health Insurance Deductibles Among HealthCare.gov Enrollees, 2017-2021

January 13, 2022
The Affordable Care Act provides premium subsidies for Marketplace eligible individuals to improve health insurance affordability, as well as cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) for many enrollees that limit out-of-pocket spending such as deductibles.
ASPE Issue Brief

Access to Preventive Services without Cost-Sharing: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act

January 11, 2022
This Issue Brief summarizes the ACA's preventive services provisions for private health coverage, Medicare, and Medicaid; provides updated estimates of the number of people benefiting from these provisions nationally; and examines evidence on trends in utilization of preventive services and outcomes since the ACA's preventive services coverage requirements went into effect.
ASPE Issue Brief

Facilitating Consumer Choice: Standardized Plans in Health Insurance Marketplaces

December 28, 2021
Standardized plans are a policy option that can simplify Marketplace consumer comparison shopping and bring more value to consumers by offering the same deductibles and cost-sharing across plans. This report provides an overview of the evidence to date on how standardized plans can potentially benefit consumers, improve health equity, and enhance plan competition.
ASPE Issue Brief

Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for Immigrants: Key Challenges and Policy Options

December 17, 2021
This report provides an overview of the characteristics of the immigrant population in the United States, their health status and barriers to care, recent trends in health insurance coverage, their access to Federal health programs, and how they have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It also offers possible policy approaches to improve health care equity for this diverse population.