Media Briefing on Coronavirus: KFF Experts Explore Public’s Views and Nation’s Response

On March 18, 2020, KFF held a reporters-only web briefing with its key policy and public opinion experts to discuss the nation’s rapidly changing public and policy responses to contain the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic across the country and the world.

After the presentation on the public’s views of the coronavirus, KFF experts took questions from viewers addressing:

  • Populations in nursing homes and assisted living facilities – advance to 9:53
  • ACA and employer plans and premium payments – advance to 12:20
  • Costs for coronavirus patient admissions for insurers and hospitals  – advance to 13:30
  • Hospital capacity issues, as well as at the state level – advance to 15:42
  • Implications of layoffs on those with employer insurance coverage and options for other coverage – advance to 19:30
  • Impact on the ACA marketplace risk pool – advance to 21:30
  • The economic impact on low-wage workers and Medicaid’s role – advance to 23:23
  • The availability of paid sick leave and how the House bill will address it – advance to 26:20
  • Addressing healthcare workforce and resource issues in hospitals – advance to 31:38
  • The effect of a recession on the healthcare sector and the Presidential election – advance to 35:58

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