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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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Fact Sheet

Inflation Reduction Act Research Series: Projected Impacts for Rural Medicare Enrollees

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is helping people with Medicare, including over 8 million Part D enrollees who reside in rural areas. This fact sheet outlines the potential impacts of the IRA’s key drug-related provisions for rural Medicare enrollees.
ASPE Data Point

National Uninsured Rate Remains Largely Unchanged at 7.7 Percent in the Third Quarter of 2023

According to the most recent National Health Interview Survey data, the national uninsured rate in the third quarter of 2023 was 7.7 percent, unchanged statistically from the first two quarters of 2023.
ASPE Issue Brief

Medicare Enrollees and the Part D Drug Benefit: Improving Financial Protection through the Low-Income Subsidy

The Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) expanded financial assistance in Medicare’s Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) Program would have benefited nearly 461,000 Partial LIS enrollees had the provision been in effect in 2020. An additional 2.9 million Part D enrollees who were eligible but not enrolled in LIS would also have benefited from the program.
ASPE Data Point

HHS Standard Values for Regulatory Analysis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) analyzes the benefits, costs, and other impacts of significant proposed and final rulemakings, consistent with the requirements of several executive orders and statutes. HHS develops these analyses according to technical guidance published by the U.S.
Research Brief

Child Care Workers’ Experience of Economic Hardship During the COVID-19 Pandemic, from 2021 to 2022

This brief shares findings from an analysis using U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey data to examine child care workers’ experience of economic hardship from 2021 to 2022 along different measures of economic hardship, across time, by race and ethnicity, and whether child care workers lived with young children. We find:
Report

State Efforts to Coordinate Provider Directory Accuracy

Provider directories are lists of in-network providers produced by health care plans. They are an important tool for individuals seeking health care providers, and for regulators who monitor the adequacy of health plans’ provider networks.
Report

Claims and Provider Payment Data Gaps for Responding to COVID-19

This report and accompanying discussion by ASPE and NORC highlights the claims data limitations identified during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Health (PHE) and provides considerations to address these limitations. The report identifies that limitations related to claims data were existing issues, exacerbated by, but not unique to, the COVID-19 PHE.
Report, Research Brief

Reconnecting Youth: Evidence Gap Map

Evidence Gap Map: Research Report and Overview
Report, Research Brief

Reconnecting Youth: Compendium of Programs

Compendium of Programs: Research Report and Overview The Reconnecting Youth compendium of programs provides an overview of 78 programs and the practices they employ to support young people who experience disconnection from school and work during their transition to adulthood.
Report

Health Information Technology Adoption and Utilization in Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Settings

This paper provides an overview of Health Information Technology (HIT) adoption and utilization in long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) settings. This study found that LTPAC have adopted electronic health records (EHRs) to support clinical and business needs. Interoperable exchange of health information however is not routine or widely used.