In 2008, several individuals came to CHRT to ask for help in understanding health care trends in the state. Despite an abundance of publicly-available data, few organizations skilled in interpreting data were publishing information that the public and policy makers could use to make effective decisions. This knowledge gap motivated the development of our first publication, Cover Michigan, highlighting insurance coverage trends in the state.
CHRT has produced issue and survey briefs on a wide range of health and health care topics:
- Hospital and health system costs in the Midwest
- Prevalence of mental health disorders and access to mental health providers
- Changes in health care coverage and access to care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
- The effects of the ACA on employers in Michigan
- Michigan consumers’ satisfaction with health care coverage
- Uncoordinated prescription opioid use in Michigan
Scroll through our published briefs below, or search by key words or topics using the search bar to the left.
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Government officials, legislators, and other key decision makers use CHRT’s publications, which are cited in state department budget proposals, official news releases, and comments to the media. When Gov. Rick Snyder issued a news release announcing his support for Medicaid expansion in early 2013, his team cited CHRT:
“A statewide survey conducted by the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation showed conclusively that Michigan has the necessary capacity. It confirmed that 81 percent of Michigan’s primary care physicians will have the capacity for those who are newly covered by Medicaid. Of that group, more than 90 percent said they will accept new Medicaid patients.”