Sharon K Long

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Affiliation: Urban Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Massachusetts Health Reform At Ten Years: Great Progress, But Coverage Gaps Remain
    Sharon K Long
    Sharon K Long is a senior fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, in Washington, D C
    Health Aff (Millwood) 35:1633-7. 2016
  2. ncbi Coverage, access, and affordability under health reform: learning from the Massachusetts model
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute, 2100 M St N W, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Inquiry 49:303-16. 2012
  3. doi Massachusetts health reform: employer coverage from employees' perspective
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute in Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w1079-87. 2009
  4. doi Access and affordability: an update on health reform in Massachusetts, fall 2008
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute in Washington, D C, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w578-87. 2009
  5. doi How have employers responded to health reform in Massachusetts? Employees' views at the end of one year
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute, Washington, D C, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w576-83. 2008
  6. doi Sustaining health reform in a recession: an update on Massachusetts as of fall 2009
    Sharon K Long
    Health Policy Center, Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1234-41. 2010
  7. doi The expansion of Medicaid coverage under the ACA: implications for health care access, use, and spending for vulnerable low-income adults
    Lisa Clemans-Cope
    Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    Inquiry 50:135-49. 2013
  8. ncbi Are adults benefiting from state coverage expansions?
    Sharon K Long
    Health Policy Center, Urban Institute, in Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w1-14. 2006
  9. pmc Assessing the value of the NHIS for studying changes in state coverage policies: the case of New York
    Sharon K Long
    The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:2332-53. 2007
  10. ncbi MassHealth succeeds in expanding coverage for adults
    Sharon K Long
    Health Policy Center, The Urban Institute, 2100 M St, N W, Washington DC 20037, USA
    Inquiry 41:268-79. 2004

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. doi Massachusetts Health Reform At Ten Years: Great Progress, But Coverage Gaps Remain
    Sharon K Long
    Sharon K Long is a senior fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, in Washington, D C
    Health Aff (Millwood) 35:1633-7. 2016
    ..But many vulnerable populations and communities in the state have high uninsurance rates, and among those with coverage, gaps in access and affordability persist. ..
  2. ncbi Coverage, access, and affordability under health reform: learning from the Massachusetts model
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute, 2100 M St N W, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Inquiry 49:303-16. 2012
    ..Gains in health care access and affordability were widespread, including a 28% decline in unmet need for doctor care and a 38% decline in high out-of-pocket costs...
  3. doi Massachusetts health reform: employer coverage from employees' perspective
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute in Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w1079-87. 2009
    ..Access to employer coverage has increased, as has the scope and quality of their coverage as assessed by workers. However, premiums and out-of-pocket costs have become more of an issue for employees in small firms...
  4. doi Access and affordability: an update on health reform in Massachusetts, fall 2008
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute in Washington, D C, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w578-87. 2009
    ..Because these are national concerns as well, Massachusetts continues to offer lessons for national reform efforts...
  5. doi How have employers responded to health reform in Massachusetts? Employees' views at the end of one year
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute, Washington, D C, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w576-83. 2008
    ..Results suggest that at roughly the end of the first year under health reform, employers in Massachusetts had made few changes in the insurance coverage they offered to their workers...
  6. doi Sustaining health reform in a recession: an update on Massachusetts as of fall 2009
    Sharon K Long
    Health Policy Center, Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1234-41. 2010
    ..Access to health care improved, and the burden of high health care costs on individuals was reduced. However, challenges remain, as some barriers to care persist and escalating health care costs continue to be an issue...
  7. doi The expansion of Medicaid coverage under the ACA: implications for health care access, use, and spending for vulnerable low-income adults
    Lisa Clemans-Cope
    Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    Inquiry 50:135-49. 2013
    ..It is expected that these increases in spending would be offset at least in part by reductions in uncompensated care and charity care. ..
  8. ncbi Are adults benefiting from state coverage expansions?
    Sharon K Long
    Health Policy Center, Urban Institute, in Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w1-14. 2006
    ..Because constraints on state resources are putting pressure on expansion efforts, we find evidence that cutbacks will place more adults at risk of being uninsured...
  9. pmc Assessing the value of the NHIS for studying changes in state coverage policies: the case of New York
    Sharon K Long
    The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:2332-53. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi MassHealth succeeds in expanding coverage for adults
    Sharon K Long
    Health Policy Center, The Urban Institute, 2100 M St, N W, Washington DC 20037, USA
    Inquiry 41:268-79. 2004
    ..Understanding the impacts of the expansion efforts in Massachusetts adds to the base of knowledge that will be critical for guiding states when the economy recovers and the resources needed for expansion again become available...
  11. doi On the road to universal coverage: impacts of reform in massachusetts at one year
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute in Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w270-84. 2008
    ..At the same time, access to care improved, and the share of adults with high out-of-pocket costs and problems paying medical bills dropped. Despite higher-than-anticipated costs, most residents of the state continued to support reform...
  12. ncbi The health care experiences of rural Medicaid beneficiaries
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:575-91. 2006
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  13. ncbi An early look at ten state HIFA Medicaid waivers
    Teresa A Coughlin
    Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w204-16. 2006
    ..Nationally, we estimate that 300,000 people were covered under HIFA demonstrations as of December 2005. Although this is a sizable number, coverage has fallen far short of the 820,000 expected...
  14. ncbi The implications of unmet need for future health care use: findings for a sample of disabled Medicaid beneficiaries in New York
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Inquiry 42:413-20. 2005
    ..Addressing the barriers to care that underlie unmet need could generate cost savings to Medicaid and provide better health outcomes for program beneficiaries...
  15. ncbi Assessing access to care under Medicaid: evidence for the nation and thirteen states
    Teresa A Coughlin
    Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1073-83. 2005
    ..State-level analyses revealed some variation in the access gap...
  16. doi Health reform in Massachusetts cut the uninsurance rate among children in half
    Genevieve M Kenney
    Health Policy Center, Urban Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1242-7. 2010
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  17. ncbi Does managed care improve access to care for Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities? A national study
    Teresa A Coughlin
    Urban Institute, 2100 M St, N W, Washington DC 20037, USA
    Inquiry 45:395-407. 2008
    ..There is little evidence of improved access under primary care case management or, regardless of MMC type, in rural areas...
  18. ncbi Health care spending and service use among high-cost Medicaid beneficiaries, 2002-2004
    Teresa A Coughlin
    Urban Institute, Washington DC 20037, USA
    Inquiry 46:405-17. 2009
    ..We identified two distinct subgroups of high spenders--those with persistently high costs and those with episodically high costs-each with different services driving their costs...
  19. ncbi Commercial plans in Medicaid managed care: understanding who stays and who leaves
    Sharon K Long
    Urban Institute in Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1084-94. 2005
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  20. doi How five leading safety-net hospitals are preparing for the challenges and opportunities of health care reform
    Teresa A Coughlin
    Health Policy Center at Urban Institute in Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:1690-7. 2012
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  21. doi Do for-profit health plans restrict access to care under Medicaid managed care?
    Sharon K Long
    The Urban Institute, Washington, DC, 20037, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 65:638-48. 2008
    ..The results suggest that access to care for Medicaid enrollees may be better under nonprofit plans than for-profit plans...
  22. doi Safety-net providers after health care reform: lessons from Massachusetts
    Leighton Ku
    Department of Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20006, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1379-84. 2011
    ....
  23. ncbi Unmet need among rural Medicaid beneficiaries in Minnesota
    Sharon K Long
    The Urban Institute, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    J Rural Health 18:437-46. 2002
    ..Nevertheless, thesefindings are suggestive of negative consequences of unmet need for both Medicaid beneficiaries and program costs...
  24. pmc Access to care among disabled adults on Medicaid
    Sharon K Long
    Health Care Financ Rev 23:159-73. 2002
    ..This suggests a need for changes in the system of care under Medicaid, including targeting efforts to improve access to individuals with specific types of disabilities...
  25. pmc Medicare interim payment system's impact on Medicare home health utilization
    Korbin Liu
    Health Care Financ Rev 25:81-97. 2003
    ..We found that the IPS strongly reduced overall utilization, but that few subgroups were disproportionately affected...
  26. pmc Health care access, use, and satisfaction among disabled Medicaid beneficiaries
    Teresa A Coughlin
    Health Care Financ Rev 24:115-36. 2002
    ..Beneficiaries' assessments of their health care were more clear: The bulk of the sample rated one or more area of care as being fair or poor...
  27. doi Uninsurance among young adults continues to decline, particularly in medicaid expansion States
    Stacey McMorrow
    Stacey McMorrow is a senior research associate in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, in Washington, D C
    Health Aff (Millwood) 34:616-20. 2015
    ..About 20 percent of young adults remained uninsured in early 2014. ..
  28. doi Uninsurance Disparities Have Narrowed For Black And Hispanic Adults Under The Affordable Care Act
    Stacey McMorrow
    Stacey McMorrow is a senior research associate in the Health Policy Center of the Urban Institute, in Washington, D C
    Health Aff (Millwood) 34:1774-8. 2015
    ..Under the Affordable Care Act, differences in uninsurance rates have narrowed for both black and Hispanic adults compared to their white counterparts, but Hispanics continue to face large gaps in coverage. ..
  29. doi Florida's medicaid reform: informed consumer choice?
    Teresa A Coughlin
    Urban Institute in Washington, D C, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w523-32. 2008
    ..These problems were not particular to any group but instead were experienced broadly across the full Medicaid population...
  30. ncbi Capitated Medicaid managed care in a rural area: the impact of Minnesota's PMAP program
    Sharon K Long
    Health Policy Center, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    J Rural Health 21:12-20. 2005
    ..As such, understanding the effects of capitated MMC in rural settings is important for policy considerations...
  31. pmc Medicaid Expansions from 1997 to 2009 Increased Coverage and Improved Access and Mental Health Outcomes for Low-Income Parents
    Stacey McMorrow
    Health Policy Center, Urban Institute, Washington, DC
    Health Serv Res 51:1347-67. 2016
    ..To assess the effects of past Medicaid eligibility expansions to parents on coverage, access to care, out-of-pocket (OOP) spending, and mental health outcomes, and consider implications for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion...
  32. ncbi Marketplaces Helped Drive Coverage Gains In 2015; Affordability Problems Remained
    Stacey McMorrow
    Stacey McMorrow is a senior research associate in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, in Washington, D C
    Health Aff (Millwood) 35:1810-1815. 2016
    ..In 2015 more Marketplace enrollees in Medicaid nonexpansion states reported trouble paying family medical bills, compared to those in expansion states (23 percent versus 15 percent)...
  33. doi Trade-offs between public and private coverage for low-income children have implications for future policy debates
    Stacey McMorrow
    Stacey McMorrow is a senior research associate in the Health Policy Center, Urban Institute, in Washington, D C
    Health Aff (Millwood) 33:1367-74. 2014
    ..These results have implications for debates about the future of CHIP and other policies that affect public and private coverage options available to children and families. ..
  34. ncbi Does high caregiver stress predict nursing home entry?
    Brenda C Spillman
    Urban Institute, 2100 M St, N W, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Inquiry 46:140-61. 2009
    ..We conclude that initiatives to reduce caregiver stress hold promise as a strategy to avoid or defer nursing home entry...
  35. doi Primary Care Providers Ordered Fewer Preventive Services For Women With Medicaid Than For Women With Private Coverage
    Stacey McMorrow
    Stacey McMorrow is a senior research associate in the Health Policy Center of the Urban Institute, in Washington, D C
    Health Aff (Millwood) 34:1001-9. 2015
    ..Further investigation is required to determine what may be driving the differences in content of care across payers and their implications for quality of care. ..
  36. doi Lesbian, Gay, And Bisexual Adults Making Gains In Health Insurance And Access To Care
    Laura Skopec
    Laura Skopec is a research associate in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, in Washington, D C
    Health Aff (Millwood) 34:1769-73. 2015
    ..LGB adults were also increasingly likely to report a usual source of care, but significant disparities in access and affordability by sexual orientation remain. ..
  37. doi Access To Care And Affordability Have Improved Following Affordable Care Act Implementation; Problems Remain
    Adele Shartzer
    Adele Shartzer is a research associate in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, in Washington, D C
    Health Aff (Millwood) 35:161-8. 2016
    ..Despite this progress, there were still large gaps in access and affordability in March 2015, particularly for low-income adults. ..
  38. pmc How well does Medicaid work in improving access to care?
    Sharon K Long
    Health Policy Center, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:39-58. 2005
    ..To provide an assessment of how well the Medicaid program is working at improving access to and use of health care for low-income mothers...
  39. ncbi Getting by in the community: lessons from frail elders
    Sharon K Long
    The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20037, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 17:19-44. 2005
    ....