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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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Changes in Ownership of Skilled Nursing Facilities from 2016 to 2021: Variations by Size, Occupancy Rate, Penalty Amount, and Type of Ownership

Stakeholders, researchers, and policymakers have identified varying nursing home ownership structures and ownership transactions as potentially influencing the quality of care delivered to vulnerable residents.
ASPE Issue Brief

Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care among American Indians and Alaska Natives: Recent Trends and Key Challenges

The uninsured rate among non-elderly American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) decreased from 32.4 percent in 2010 to 19.9 percent in 2022 – however, the AI/AN population continues to have the highest uninsured rate compared to other racial and ethnic populations.
ASPE Issue Brief

Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders: Recent Trends and Key Challenges

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) experienced larger relative gains in health insurance coverage than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010.
ASPE Issue Brief

Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among Latino Americans: Recent Trends and Key Challenges

The uninsured rate for nonelderly Latinos decreased from 32.7 percent to 18.0 percent, from 2010 to 2022, however, Latinos are more than twice as likely to be uninsured as non-Latino Whites.
ASPE Issue Brief

Improving Access to Affordable and Equitable Health Coverage: A Review from 2010 to 2024

Recent legislative and administrative policy initiatives have built on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expansion of health insurance coverage and improvements in access to and utilization of health care services.
ASPE Issue Brief

Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among Black Americans: Recent Trends and Key Challenges

Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage provisions, the uninsured rate among nonelderly Black Americans decreased by 10 percentage points, from 20.9 percent in 2010 to 10.8 percent in 2022.
Report to Congress, Visualization

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: 23rd Report to Congress

The Welfare Indicators Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-432) requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to prepare an annual report to Congress on indicators and predictors of “welfare dependence.” That Act requires the report to include three programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program (which replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
ASPE Data Point

National Uninsured Rate Remains at 7.7 Percent in the Fourth Quarter of 2023

Newly released data from the National Health Interview Survey indicates no statistically significant change in the uninsured rate from the previous three quarters of 2023 and a continued steady decline in uninsurance since 2020.
Report

Medicare Advantage Coverage Among Individuals Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

Prior research from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) show older adults receiving federal housing assistance face disproportionately high rates of chronic conditions and health care utilization.
ASPE Issue Brief

Tele-Behavioral Health Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19

This issue brief summarizes analyses of Medicare fee-for-service data examining beneficiary use of tele-behavioral health services during 2019 and 2020. Results demonstrate that the number of Medicare beneficiaries receiving behavioral health care via telehealth increased dramatically during the COVID-19 public health emergency.