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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 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 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.
ASPE Issue Brief

Participation in the U.S. Social Safety Net: Coverage of Low-income Families, 2018

November 24, 2021
Participation in the social safety net varies widely across programs—from 15 percent among eligibles for subsidized child care (CCDF) to over 75 percent for Medicaid/CHIP and EITC.  Participation differs by race and ethnicity, yet patterns are not consistent. In general rates differ more across programs than between race-ethnic groups.
Report

Network Adequacy for Behavioral Health: Existing Standards and Considerations for Designing Standards

November 22, 2021
Network adequacy is often defined as having enough providers within a health plan network to ensure reasonable and timely access to care. At a minimum, health plans should include a sufficient number of providers who deliver mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services (collectively referred to in this report as behavioral health services) to support access to those services.
Research Brief

Complex Rules and Barriers to Self-Sufficiency in Safety Net Programs: Perspectives of Working Parents

September 14, 2021
This brief discusses the perspectives of a group of working parents on receipt of federal benefits. Based on focus groups, it examines program design and implementation, participation barriers, and factors that could help working parents more readily reach financial independence. Highlights are:
Research Brief

Equity Considerations for Delivering Human Services Virtually

August 30, 2021
Virtual human services delivery has the potential to improve long-standing disparities in service access and outcomes. This brief highlights emerging lessons from the field, identifying considerations for programs to advance equity across all elements of service delivery. Related Products
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Access to Affordable Care in Rural America: Current Trends and Key Challenges

July 9, 2021
Medicaid and the Marketplace are important sources of affordable, comprehensive healthcare coverage for millions of Americans living in rural areas, and the American Rescue Plan bolsters rural coverage options. But challenges in accessing care remain in many rural areas, including provider shortages, infrastructure limitations, and long distances to care.
ASPE Issue Brief

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

Reducing Recidivism and Improving Reentry through Economic Impact Payments during COVID-19

May 21, 2020
Economic Impact Payments under the CARES Act can increase economic independence and labor force attachment among individuals reentering from incarceration through helping cover basic expenses while individuals seek employment and get on their feet.