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  • LGBT+ People’s Health and Experiences Accessing Care

    This report, based on a nationally representative survey, provides a comprehensive overview of LGBT+ people’s experiences with health and health care access. It explores general well-being, experiences engaging in the health system, sexual and reproductive health care, and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, among other issues.

  • Insurer Filings Suggest COVID-19 Pandemic Will Not Drive Health Spending In 2022

    This brief reviews initial 2022 premium rate filings for individual market insurers in 13 states and Washington, DC. Most expect health utilization patterns to return to pre-pandemic levels and are not factoring in any impact on their 2022 premiums.

  • 10 FAQs on Prescription Drug Importation

    FAQs provides background on prescription drug importation, including how the U.S. currently regulates importation and why it hasn’t been successfully implemented before.

  • Health and Health Care Experiences of Hispanic Adults

    Using data from the COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor, this report provides insights into the health care experiences of Hispanic adults and examines how they vary by key factors, including insurance and immigration status.

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Greater Than COVID

A New Campaign with Health Care Workers to Reach Latinos in U.S. about the COVID-19 Vaccines

THE CONVERSATION / LA CONVERSACIÓN expands to address information needs about the COVID-19 vaccines in the Latinx community with new videos featuring doctors, nurses and promotoras (community health workers) in English and Spanish. Produced by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) under its Greater Than COVID public information response, the campaign is presented with UnidosUS. Previous messaging featured Black health care workers. YouTube/Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are supporting distribution.

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A Look at Parental Consent and COVID-19 Vaccination for Adolescents

Most states require parental consent at this point, though the landscape may be shifting slightly as more jurisdictions seek to encourage vaccination of young people. Parents and parental consent laws will play a critical role in the COVID-19 vaccination effort to reach children in the U.S., particularly as authorization moves to even younger ages.

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With the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) authorizing a COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12-15, the first group of children will become eligible in what will be an important next phase of the U.S. vaccination effort. There are almost 17 million adolescents, ages 12-15, in the United States. Adolescents account for 5.3% of the U.S. population and 26.6% of the U.S. population under the age of 16. The share of adolescents varies by state. It ranges from a low of 3.4% in DC to 6.6% in Utah.

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