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Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives: Current Trends and Key Challenges

July 21, 2021
This Issue Brief describes changes in the uninsured rate, health coverage, and access to care for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) and discusses key policies for this population, including how the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) builds on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and invests additional resources in the Indian health care system.
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State Medicaid Telehealth Policies Before and During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

July 19, 2021
States have embraced Medicaid telehealth flexibilities during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), enhancing beneficiary access to services delivered via telehealth. This Issue Brief examines state Medicaid telehealth coverage and policies before and after the COVID-19 PHE was declared in January 2020. Related Products
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The American Rescue Plan and the Unemployed: Making Health Coverage More Affordable After Job Loss

July 1, 2021
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) offers enhanced health insurance premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions for people receiving unemployment compensation (UC) benefits in 2021. The enhanced subsidies are accessible on HealthCare.gov as of July 1, 2021.
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Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for LGBTQ+ Individuals: Recent Trends and Key Challenges

June 30, 2021
This Issue Brief analyzes national survey data to discuss demographic characteristics of the LGB+ community, recent trends in insurance coverage for this population, and various challenges and barriers to care faced by the broader LGBTQ+ community. Related Products
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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medicare Beneficiary Utilization and Provider Payments: Fee-For-Service (FFS) Data for 2020

June 28, 2021
Medicare FFS beneficiary service use and associated payments to providers dropped substantially from mid-March through mid-April, but had returned to near-2019 levels by the fall of 2020. The rebound in the fall was not sufficient to offset the earlier declines in the spring, and cumulative payment levels across all states were lower in 2020 compared to 2019.
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Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act: Enrollment Trends and State Estimates

June 4, 2021
This Issue Brief presents current estimates of enrollment in health insurance coverage obtained through the ACA Marketplaces and the Medicaid expansion and the subsequent reductions in state-level uninsured rates since the ACA was implemented in 2014. Related Products
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Crisis Services and the Behavioral Health Workforce Issue Brief

April 14, 2021
Crisis Services and the Behavioral Health Workforce ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Stefanie Pietras and Allison Wishon Mathematica March 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (9 PDF pages)
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Age Group Differences in Progress toward Reducing Substance Use Disorders, 2015-2018 Issue Brief

April 13, 2021
Age Group Differences in Progress toward Reducing Substance Use Disorders, 2015-2018 ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Ellen Bouchery Mathematica March 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (7 PDF pages)
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Mental Health Treatment Need and Treatment System Capacity Issue Brief

April 13, 2021
Mental Health Treatment Need and Treatment System Capacity ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Ellen Bouchery Mathematica March 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (8 PDF pages)
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Has Treatment for Substance Use Disorders Increased? Issue Brief

April 13, 2021
Has Treatment for Substance Use Disorders Increased? ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Ellen Bouchery Mathematica March 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (10 PDF pages)