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October 2021

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Brief

This brief examines the information technology system, policy, and operational strategies states can consider to update key enrollee contact information to ensure eligible enrollees are able to keep or transition to new affordable health coverage at the end of the public health emergency.

Brief

This issue brief reviews state Medicaid/Children's Health Insurance Program agency data and information technology system “table stakes”—strategies that will have the highest impact for states seeking to ensure that eligible enrollees are able to keep or transition to new affordable health coverage when the Public Health Emergency continuous coverage requirements end.

Chart

This chart presents efforts by state insurance purchasers using reimbursement rates paid by Medicare as a reference-point to inform their programs’ hospital payments.

Brief

This brief explores whether insurance shoppers are still being directed towards alternative coverage at a time when the Affordable Care Act coverage was broadly available and more affordable than ever because of the enhanced premium subsidies under the American Rescue Plan Act.

Factsheet

This fact sheet explores how people of color experience unfair treatment or judgment when applying for public benefits at higher rates than white adults, and those experiences often have adverse consequences.

Journal Article

This journal article assesses the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion on coverage and access to care for a subset of low-income parents who were already eligible for Medicaid when the ACA was passed.

Brief

This issue brief—the first in a series “Supporting Health Equity and Affordable Health Coverage for Immigrant Populations”—provides an overview of the national immigrant health coverage landscape and offers considerations for policymakers related to state-funded affordable coverage programs for low-income individuals who do not qualify for subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act or other public programs due to immigration status.

Chart

This brief explores how states propose using American Rescue Plan Act funds to bolster the workforce that provides home- and community-based services, including increasing reimbursement rates, providing new opportunities for professional advancement, and offering recruitment and retention incentives.

Blog

This expert perspective highlights observations about the factors impacting rate changes in the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces this year and the kind of variations that exist among states.

Brief

This issue brief presents a sustainable, hybrid coverage and funding approach for mobile crisis services in light of the new federal funding opportunities for states to improve access to behavioral health crisis services.

Webinar & Presentations

This video features NSHPI director Glen Mays and board member Suzet McKinney discussing ways to improve collaboration between public health and medical care, strategies to increase the nation's healthcare service capacity, ways to address the healthcare inequities that COVID-19 has exposed, and much more.

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Brief

This brief documents how information describing sexual or gender minority populations is currently collected at the federal level and in Medicaid.

Brief

This brief examines results from SHADAC's survey on population experiences with COVID-19 sickness and death.

Brief

This brief highlights the Departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury's final rule governing marketplaces and qualified health plans sold through the marketplaces in 2022.  

Brief

This brief analyzes how three state governments (Illinois, Indiana, and Rhode Island) worked across agencies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commentary

This commentary presents strategies for state-based marketplaces to improve consumer outreach, provide enrollment assistant and clearly communicate with consumers with what health coverage options are available for them in 2022.

Brief

This brief presents an updated version of the SHADAC COVID-19 Survey in April 2021, aimed at understanding respondents’ experiences with illness and death due to COVID-19 for themselves, their families, and their contacts.

Report

10.2021 / By Urban Institute

This report finds that generous funding to support policies related to home- and community-based services (HCBS) eligibility, caregiver wages, and services could drastically improve the lives of people in need and the workers who serve them.

Webinar & Presentations

10.2021 / By Urban Institute

This event examines the Housing Crisis Research Collaborative and the Urban Institute's insights from published and upcoming research on how policymakers, researchers, community members, and funders can work together to support the stabilization of renters in the US during and beyond the pandemic.

Webinar & Presentations

This recording features highlights from NASHP's 34th Annual Conference.

Report

10.2021 / By Urban Institute

This report aims to estimate the Medicaid enrollment trends once the COVID-19 public emergency ends and policies prohibiting disenrolling beneficiaries are nullified.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Nicholas, who was born with autism and whose Medicaid coverage helps with household services and transportation to his job.

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