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Policy & Regulation

Find ASPE’s latest releases on critical aspects of health and human services-related policy and regulation on the Federal and State levels. Learn more about the impact of these policies across the country.

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ASPE Issue Brief

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Children’s Mental Health Services Use Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Issue Brief

November 9, 2022
Using a national Medicaid database, the report shows significant racial/ethnic disparities in mental health service use among children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Avoiding Racial Bias in Child Welfare Agencies' Use of Predictive Risk Modeling

November 9, 2022
In recent years several researchers and child welfare agencies have begun developing predictive risk models to support child welfare decision-making. Predictive analytics is a sophisticated form of risk modeling that uses historical data to understand relationships between myriad factors to estimate a probability score for the outcome of interest.
ASPE Data Point

HealthCare.gov Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity, 2015-2022

October 25, 2022
This Data Point presents changes in HealthCare.gov enrollment by race and ethnicity from 2015-2022 using a validated imputation method for missing information on race and ethnicity.
ASPE Issue Brief

Reductions in Deaths and Hospitalizations Associated with COVID-19 Vaccinations Among Medicare Beneficiaries: Full Year 2021 Estimates

October 7, 2022
This study updates ASPE’s previous analysis of the associations between COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths among Medicare beneficiaries and COVID-19 vaccination rates, with full year data through the end of 2021.
Guide

Glossary of Common Data-Related Terms

October 5, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has several different policy groups such as the HHS Data Council, Data Governance Board, Evidence and Evaluation Policy Council, and the HHS AI Council that frequently use many terms related to data, but likely with inconsistent understanding of their definitions and how these terms should be used.
ASPE Issue Brief

Equitable Evaluation Series: Principles of Equitable Communication

October 5, 2022
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) enhances the health and well-being of all Americans by advancing equity, addressing social determinants of health, and supporting underserved communities.
ASPE Issue Brief

Trends in Prescription Drug Spending, 2016-2021

September 30, 2022
High prescription drug costs are a leading concern among Americans. Americans pay higher prices for prescription drugs than any other country in the world, with prescription drug prices in the U.S. more than 2.5 times as high as those in other similar high-income nations.

Price Increases for Prescription Drugs, 2016-2022

September 30, 2022
Prescription drug price increases create affordability challenges for patients and for the government. This report tracks drug price changes from 2016-2022. There were 1,216 products whose price increases during the twelve-month period from July 2021 to July 2022 exceeded the inflation rate of 8.5 percent for that time period. The average price increase for these drugs was 31.6 percent.
Research Brief

Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Americans: Risks and Financing, 2022

September 27, 2022
This Brief presents information about the risk of needing care and associated costs to provide content for policymakers and others considering long-term care financing proposals. It revises a brief that was written in October 2020.