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The public is becoming more enthusiastic about getting a COVID-19 vaccine. A majority (55%) have either already gotten an initial dose or want to get it as soon as they can, up 8 points since January
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All demographic groups show an increase in the share who have been vaccinated or want to ASAP, but enthusiasm levels vary. 1 in 3 Black adults want to “wait and see” how the vaccines work in others.
7% say they would get vaccinated “only if required” for work, school or other activities. 15% say they definitely will not get vaccinated. This group is disproportionately rural and Republican.
A new COVID-19 vaccine that requires 1 shot instead of 2 is now available in the US, and that could make a difference to some in the “wait-and-see” mode now. A quarter of that group say a 1-dose vaccine would make them more likely to get vaccinated.
NEW & Noteworthy
  • KFF Health Tracking Poll: Economic Hardship, Health Coverage, And The ACA

    This poll examines the public’s assessments of the Biden administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the impact COVID-19 has had on people’s finances, and support for provisions of the latest COVID-19 relief bill. It examines the public’s views of the ACA and possible next steps.

  • Limiting Private Insurance Reimbursement to Medicare Rates Would Reduce Health Spending by About $350 Billion in 2021

    This analysis estimates the total annual reduction in health care spending by employers and privately insured individuals that would result from having private insurers reimburse hospitals and other health care providers at Medicare rates. In total, we estimate spending for the privately insured population would be an estimated $352 billion lower in 2021.

  • COVAX and the United States

    This issue brief provides an overview of COVAX, the global mechanism to secure and deliver COVID-19 vaccines. The brief details COVAX’s organization, conditions for country participation, activities, and financing structure. Additionally, it looks at the history and remaining key issues of U.S. engagement with COVAX.

  • OBGYNs and the Provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care: Key Findings from a National Survey

    This brief provides a status update on prescription drug final rules advanced by the Trump Administration in its final months related to Medicare, importation, and 340B pricing for insulin and epinephrine, and an overview of key drug pricing proposals related to Medicare and prescription drug prices generally that may return to the forefront of health policy discussions in the coming years.

Drew Altman, CEO

Chart of the Week

New COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Among Nursing Home Residents Have Dropped Since Vaccinations Began

As of Feb. 14, 2021, weekly new deaths among nursing home residents have decreased by 83% since long-term care vaccination efforts started at the end of December, compared to a 67% increase in new deaths among all non-nursing home residents during the same period. Learn more in this Chart of the Week.

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