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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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Work, Welfare, and the Burden of Disability: Caring for Special Needs of Children in Poor Families

This paper addresses issues which arise at the juncture of welfare and disability policies. Using preliminary data from a recent survey of current and recent AFDC recipients in California, we find that disabilities and chronic health problems affect the mothers or children in 43% of all households in the AFDC system.

Health Policy for Medically Fragile Children: An Analysis of Factors Impacting Care in Texas

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Managed Care and People With Disabilities Research Inventory

This research inventory was assembled in preparation for the National Conference on Managed Care for People with Disabilities.

The Jobs Evaluation: How Well are They Faring? AFDC Families with Preschool-aged Children in Atlanta at the Outset of the Jobs Evaluation

The JOBS Evaluation: How Well Are They Faring? AFDC Families with Preschool-Aged Children in Atlanta at the Outset of the JOBS Evaluation. Prepared by Kristin A. Moore, Martha J. Zaslow, Mary Jo Coiro, Suzanne M. Miller of Child Trends, Inc.and Ellen B. Magenheim of Swarthmore College. February 1996

Managed Care and People with Disabilities: Research Project Descriptions

In an effort to better understand the impact of managed care on disabled populations, staff from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation's Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy and the Office of Health Policy, in collaboration with HCFA, have developed a series of research and evaluation efforts focused on managed care and people with disabilities.

Performance Improvement 1996

ForewordThe Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promotes and protects the health and well-being of all Americans and provides world leadership in biomedical and public health sciences.

Report on Study Methods: Analysis of the Effect of Regulation on the Quality of Care in Board and Care Homes

The goals of this project were to describe the quality of care in board and care homes and how it varies across licensure and regulatory systems. Accomplishment of these objectives required a study design that incorporated several activities, including a major collection of new data. This report provides a detailed discussion of methods used in this project. [66 PDF pages]

National Study of Assisted Living for the Frail Elderly: Literature Review Update

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Study of Assisted Living for the Frail Elderly: Literature Review Update Lewin-VHI, Inc. February 1996 PDF Version: (98 PDF pages)

Diagnostic Risk Adjustment for Medicaid: The Disability Payment System

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Encyclopedia of Financial Gerontology: Federal Disability Programs Section

Federal disability programs, which provide services such as cash support, health care coverage, and direct supportive services to eligible people with disabilities, are typically limited to people under the age of 65.