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Medicaid on the Eve of the Affordable Care Act: What are the Research Priorities? (Research Report)
Indiana University, Urban Institute
The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University and the Urban Institute cosponsored a conference in November 2013 to identify high-priority research questions and gaps in our knowledge related to changes in the Medicaid program occurring under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This summary of the conference proceedings includes a status report on the major policy changes that occurred around the country in Medicaid under the ACA and during the 2013 open enrollment period, and an assessment of pressing research questions on topics related to Medicaid, including opportunities in enrollment and coverage; quality of care and outcomes; access to care; and cost impacts.
The Urban Institute's Health Microsimulation Capabilities (Document)
The Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model (HIPSM) is a detailed microsimulation model of the health care system. It estimates the cost and coverage effects of proposed health care policy options and is designed for quick-turn around analysis of policy proposals—from novel health insurance offerings and strategies for increasing affordability to state-specific-proposals. This document provides an overview of HIPSM, describes the type of policies it can examine and studies that have used the model, and point to potential future studies that the model makes possible, including analyses of options left open to states after health reform.
ER for the ER (Radio Transcript)
Urban Institute, Barbara A. Ormond
Institute researcher Barbara Ormond discusses the crisis facing emergenct room care in many urban areas—with Dr. Charles Cutler, chief medical officer for the American Association of Health Plans, Dr. Mohammad Akhter, executive director of the American Public Health Association, and Dr. Michelle Grant Ervin, chair of the department of emergency medicine at Howard University Hospital. Hosted by Kojo Nnamdi.
Keys To Successful Immigration: Implications Of The New Jersey Experience (Press Release)
At a time when the fiscal, social, and political impacts of immigration on states have grown increasingly controversial, New Jersey is managing a successful transition for its newest arrivals. Their success story--the factors contributing to it and the implications for the nation's immigration policy-- are the focus of a new Urban Institute Press book, Keys to Successful Immigration: Implications of the New Jersey Experience, edited by Thomas J. Espenshade, professor of sociology and faculty associate of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. The book offers one of the first comprehensive examinations of the implications of national immigration policy at the state and county levels and suggests ways to refine immigration and other policies to improve the reception that U.S. immigrants receive nationwide.