This report summarizes what is known about the health of people in prison and jail, the health care they receive, and the effects of incarceration on public health and where and how improvements can be made.
September 23, 2014 | Issue Brief
As states play a more active role in health care delivery system and payment reform, Medicaid programs have joined other public and private sector purchasers in measuring performance as part of value-based purchasing initiatives.
September 22, 2014 | Report
Many health insurance companies, transitioning to new plans and marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act, offer narrower provider networks. Researchers assessed the changes and its effects on regulatory oversight in six states.
August 21, 2014 | Report
A report examines why it is difficult to compare health insurance options—including in-network physicians—and how to improve consumer experience.
August 14, 2014 | Issue Brief
This study examines the challenges faced and opportunities to increase the number of Americans who receive health insurance through small businesses.
August 1, 2014 | Report
The success of open enrollment medical insurance depended upon reaching the uninsured. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examined the successes in the first year of open enrollment and offers states recommendations on how best to market their campaigns.
July 8, 2014 | Program Results Report
The Rutgers Center for State Health Policy studied the impact of state and federal Affordable Care Act requirements expanding the availability of dependent coverage for young adults on their parents' health plans.
June 17, 2014 | Issue Brief
This report estimated the effect of the ACA on 14 large and diverse cities: Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Columbus, Charlotte, Detroit, Memphis, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and Miami.
April 22, 2014 | Story
Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH, professor at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine leads research to identify the human and the organizational factors that get in the way of high-quality, patient-centered care.
January 14, 2014 | Program Results Report
Trust for America's Health analyzed state-level obesity trends and estimated the impact on disease rates and health care costs by 2030 if current trends continue, and if obesity is reduced by 5 percent.
January 1, 2014 | Journal Article
States use various legal tools to authorize or mandate health departments to complete accreditation prerequisites.