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Health & Health Care

ASPE produces health policy research with a focus on equity, coverage, and access. Find resources related to a broad range of topics, including the uninsured population, vaccine hesitancy, Medicaid/CHIP, Medicare, the federal marketplace (HealthCare.gov), telehealth, health care delivery, underserved areas, delivery system transformation, health outcomes, and social determinants of health.

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Common Principles and Emerging Practices in Social Capital

March 9, 2021
Social capital – or the value that arises from connections, networks, and relationships – can help human services programs improve participant outcomes. The U.S.

Lessons Learned from Virtual Human Services during COVID-19

March 4, 2021
Interviews with program administrators and frontline workers across a range of human services programs early in the COVID-19 pandemic provided key takeaways to help promote effective, accessible, and equitable virtual service delivery.

Easy or Hard? Delivering Different Types of Human Services Virtually

March 4, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many human services programs rapidly shifted their service delivery from primarily or exclusively in person to mostly or entirely virtual (via phone, video call, text, email, etc.) with varying degrees of perceived success. Some services (e.g., emergency shelter, distribution of food/diapers) simply must be administered in person.

Choosing Platforms for Virtual Human Services Delivery

March 4, 2021
Interviews with program administrators and frontline workers across a range of human services programs early in the COVID-19 pandemic provided great insight into the tradeoffs and relative advantages of choosing virtual platforms to administer services from.

Virtual Human Services for Different Populations

March 4, 2021
Interviews with program administrators and frontline workers across a range of human services programs early in the COVID-19 pandemic offered rich information about how well virtual service delivery worked for different types of participants.

Trends in the Utilization of Emergency Department Services, 2009-2018

March 1, 2021
This report to Congress analyzed 10 years of data to look at trends in emergency department utilization at the national and state levels. The report analyzes three categories of utilization:
Research Brief

Health Conditions Among Individuals with a History of Homelessness Research Brief

February 28, 2021
Health Conditions Among Individuals with a History of Homelessness ASPE RESEARCH BRIEF Harper Sutherland, Mir M. Ali, and Emily Rosenoff U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Trends in the U.S. Uninsured Population, 2010-2020

February 10, 2021
Newly released estimates from the National Health Interview Survey show that 11.1 percent of U.S. residents (or 30.0 million) under age 65 lacked health insurance as of January-June 2020. This number reflects a sharp decline in the number of uninsured Americans since 2010, before implementation of the Affordable Care Act's large coverage expansions.
Report to Congress

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Eighteenth Report to Congress

February 7, 2021
This report provides welfare dependence indicators through 2016 for most indicators and through 2017 for some indicators, reflecting changes that have taken place since enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996.

Economic Hardship and Medicaid Enrollment in Later Life: Assessing the Impact of Disability, Health, and Marital Status Shocks

January 31, 2021
Richard W. Johnson and Melissa M. Favreault Urban Institute January 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (50 PDF pages)