As the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement continues, both states and the federal government are tracking and monitoring the impacts of the resumption of eligibility redeterminations and disenrollments. Given the time-lags and caveats of CMS data, many states are publishing their own state data dashboards. To date, 46 states (including the District of Columbia) have released unwinding data in either an interactive dashboard or static pdf format, or are making public their required CMS Monthly Unwinding Data reports. This expert perspective includes an interactive map with links to state reporting, as well as a table tracking the unwinding indicators and disaggregated data that states are reporting on. SHVS will continue to update this EP as more states publish their unwinding data.
Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage in Oregon
Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon Health Authority, and the State Health Access Data Assistance Center
Between October 2013 and April 2014 access to health insurance in Oregon expanded in two ways, leading to unprecedented changes in insurance coverage in the state. First, the state extended Medicaid coverage to many previously ineligible low-income adults. Second, the state created a health insurance marketplace that provided a resource where individuals could learn what they are eligible for, explore financial assistance options available to them, and compare commercial plans. In this report, researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in consultation with the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota, analyzed the impact of these policies on health insurance coverage with a key objective of estimating the number of uninsured individuals in Oregon after the policy changes. For questions/comments about the report, please contact Peter Graven at OHSU.