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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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ASPE Issue Brief

Trends in Prescription Drug Spending, 2016-2021

September 30, 2022
High prescription drug costs are a leading concern among Americans. Americans pay higher prices for prescription drugs than any other country in the world, with prescription drug prices in the U.S. more than 2.5 times as high as those in other similar high-income nations.

Price Increases for Prescription Drugs, 2016-2022

September 30, 2022
Prescription drug price increases create affordability challenges for patients and for the government. This report tracks drug price changes from 2016-2022. There were 1,216 products whose price increases during the twelve-month period from July 2021 to July 2022 exceeded the inflation rate of 8.5 percent for that time period. The average price increase for these drugs was 31.6 percent.
Research Brief

Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Americans: Risks and Financing, 2022

September 27, 2022
This Brief presents information about the risk of needing care and associated costs to provide content for policymakers and others considering long-term care financing proposals. It revises a brief that was written in October 2020.
ASPE Data Point

Many Children in HHS Safety Net Programs Are Eligible for Nutrition Assistance But Are Not Enrolled

September 27, 2022
Nutrition assistance programs have been shown to increase children’s health and well-being and decrease the risk of child maltreatment. At the same time, food insecurity rose in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Landscape of Area-Level Deprivation Measures and Other Approaches to Account for Social Risk and Social Determinants of Health in Health Care Payments

September 26, 2022
Improving health equity in the United States is a priority for the Biden-Harris Administration in order to address longstanding disparities in health outcomes. Health inequities can be conceptualized and measured as drivers of differences in health outcomes.
ASPE Issue Brief

HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration

September 16, 2022
This brief introduces the HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration, which advances the President’s Strategy to Address our National Mental Health Crisis. It provides a general overview of the approach HHS is taking to drive toward integrated care within the three pillars of the President’s Strategy and highlights selected programs and policy actions that will get us there.
Strategic Plan

OS-PCORTF Strategic Plan for 2020-2029

September 14, 2022
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ASPE Issue Brief

State Use of Value-Based Payment in Nursing Facilities Issue Brief

September 6, 2022
Payers across the health care spectrum have begun transitioning from paying for quantity toward paying for quality. These value-based payment (VBP) programs vary in scope and focus, but generally share the goals of improving cost-savings and linking payments to value rather than volume.
Report

Understanding Coverage Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

August 31, 2022
COVID-19 vaccines and treatments have been an important tool in the prevention of COVID-19, including preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
ASPE Issue Brief

Unwinding the Medicaid Continuous Enrollment Provision: Projected Enrollment Effects and Policy Approaches

August 19, 2022
This report provides current HHS projections of the number of individuals predicted to lose Medicaid coverage at the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) due to a change in eligibility or due to administrative churning.