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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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Environmental Scan on Consolidation Trends and Impacts in Health Care Markets

August 12, 2022
This contractor report describes the landscape of market consolidation across the U.S. health care system and analyzes the evidence on the price, cost, and quality effects of consolidation.
ASPE Data Point

National Uninsured Rate Reaches All-Time Low in Early 2022

August 2, 2022
This Data Point examines new Health Interview Survey data to assess recent changes in coverage, finding that the uninsured rate declined throughout 2021 and early 2022 – reaching a historic low of 8.0% by the first quarter of 2022. This reflects 5.2 million people gaining coverage since 2020.
Report

How Increased Funding Can Advance the Mission of the Indian Health Service to Improve Health Outcomes for American Indians and Alaska Natives

July 22, 2022
This ASPE report discusses disparities in health and health care experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, the role of the federal government in financing and providing health care services to these populations, and how enhanced funding could help further the Indian Health Service’s mission in ensuring that tribal communities have access to high quality health care s
ASPE Issue Brief

Marketplace Coverage and Economic Benefits: Key Issues and Evidence

July 20, 2022
This report highlights the impacts of the Affordable Care Act's Marketplace subsidies on coverage rates among self-employed adults and small business owners, based on tax data from the Department of Treasury and national survey data.
Report

International Prescription Drug Price Comparisons: Current Empirical Estimates and Comparisons with Previous Studies

July 1, 2022
Key Findings Policy discussion surrounding U.S. prescription drug prices focuses on whether prices in the United States are too high or appropriate relative to the benefits that they offer to patients.
Report

Linking State Health Care Data to Inform Policymaking: Opportunities and Challenges

June 24, 2022
This posting includes a report prepared by the RAND Corporation, “State All Payer Claims Databases Understanding the Current Landscape and Challenges to Use,” which builds on a 2021 report “The History, Promise and Challenges of State All Payer Claims Databases.” The new report provides additional detail on the objectives of and use cases for APCDs, the current APCD landscape, and implementati
Report

Imputation of Race and Ethnicity in Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Data, 2015 – 2022 Open Enrollment Periods

June 13, 2022
The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) contracted with RAND Health Care to develop methods for imputing race and ethnicity among people who selected Marketplace plans on HealthCare.gov but did not report their race or ethnicity, and to apply these methods to data from the 2015 to 2022 Open Enrollment Periods.
ASPE Issue Brief

Federal Efforts to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

June 7, 2022
The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) requires “the inclusion of ethnic and racial populations at higher risk for Alzheimer's or least likely to receive care, in clinical, research, and service efforts with the purpose of decreasing health disparities in Alzheimer's”.1 In order to meet this requirement, in 2020 the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services recommended t
Research Brief

Challenges to Identifying and Supporting Human Services Participants with Substance Use Disorder

May 31, 2022
This brief summarizes an environmental scan and series of key informant interviews describing the challenges that human services programs face in identifying participants with substance use disorders (SUD), and subsequently referring them to treatment. The review focused on child welfare services, domestic violence services, Head Start, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
ASPE Issue Brief

Transition Options, Opportunities for Integration, and Funding Considerations Following Coordinated Specialty Care Issue Brief

May 2, 2022
This brief is the third publication from the Continuity of Care Services Following Coordinated Specialty Care study. It provides a short overview of the different approaches to continuity of care for young adults who have attended CSC programs and explores avenues for integration within programs and organizations as a way to support young adults following a completion of a CSC program.