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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 (, telehealth, health care delivery, underserved areas, delivery system transformation, health outcomes, and social determinants of health.


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State Regulatory Experience with Provider-Sponsored Organizations

This report describes the experience of selected state governments in regulating provider-owned health care delivery systems that accept insurance risk for the provision or arrangement of health care services. We refer to these entities as Provider-Sponsored Organizations (PSOs).

Informal and Formal Kinship Care

Volume I. NARRATIVE REPORTS IntroductionThis report presents the results of work pursued by analysts at two separate research institutions in a collaboration designed to provide the best information available to describe the children living without a parent in kinship care arrangements in the United States.

Privacy and Health Research

[Click here to download a zipped WordPerfect 5.1 version of this report] A Report to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Information Needs Associated with the Changing Organization and Delivery of Health Care: Summary of Perceptions, Activities, Key Gaps, and Priorities

This report summarizes the insights and conclusions drawn from a project to asses unmet needs for supply-side information on the health system. The project focused on identifying how information needs associated with a changing health care system are perceived by providers, insurers, purchasers, consumers, and government at various levels. The project is intended to help the HHS Data Council.

Options for Promoting Privacy on the National Information Infrastructure

Draft for Public Comment  Information Policy Committee National Information Infrastructure Task Force"Executive SummaryThe information revolution is underway.

Establishing an Analytical Framework for Measuring the Role of Reinsurance in the Health Insurance Market

This is a limited analytic study of the role of reinsurance (and similar coverages) in three insurance markets: primary health insurance coverage offered by indemnity insurance companies; health insurance coverage offered by health maintenance organizations; and health benefits coverage offered by employer-sponsored self-insured plans.

Efforts by Child Welfare Agencies to Address Domestic Violence: The Experiences of Five Communities

Laudan Y. Aron and Krista K. Olson The Urban Institute March 1997 The research reported here was prepared under contract with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with additional support from the Office of Community Services and the National Institute of Justice.

Performance Improvement 1997

Foreword The Department is pleased to present Performance Improvement 1997: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services--the second annual report documenting the evaluation efforts of all the HHS agencies and offices.