• Homelessness

    COVID-19 Risks and Vaccine Access for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness: Key Issues to Consider

    People experiencing homelessness are already at higher risk for COVID-19 due to underlying health risks and other factors, while homelessness itself creates barriers to meeting social distancing guidelines and accessing testing and treatment.This brief explores issues related to risks related to COVID-19, vaccine priority in state plans, and other policy options that affect access to vaccines for people experiencing homelessness.
  • Tracker

    Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker: Approved State Actions to Address COVID-19

    Information on approved Medicaid emergency authorities to address the COVID-19 Coronavirus emergency. We include details on Medicaid Disaster Relief State Plan Amendments (SPAs), other Medicaid and CHIP SPAs, and other state-reported administrative actions; Section 1115 Waivers; Section 1135 Waivers; and 1915 (c) Waiver Appendix K strategies.
  • Coverage Gap

    Filling the Coverage Gap: Policy Options and Considerations

    We explore several potential policy options that would help close the Affordable Care Act’s “coverage gap,” including providing further new incentives for states to expand Medicaid, creating a new “public option” or extending ACA Marketplace premium subsidies to low-income people who don’t currently qualify for federal help. At stake is affordable health coverage for 2.2 million uninsured people with incomes below the federal poverty level who are in the coverage gap.
  • People With Disabilities

    COVID-19 Vaccine Access for People with Disabilities

    Many nonelderly people with disabilities who rely on long-term care services and supports (LTSS) face COVID-19 risks similar to those of the elderly in nursing homes. At least 6,500 people have died from COVID-19 in settings such as group and personal care homes and adult day care programs, but with varied state reporting, this is an incomplete picture of how nonelderly people with disabilities have been affected. People who rely on LTSS outside of nursing homes include adults with a variety of conditions such as autism, Down syndrome, serious mental illness and traumatic brain injuries.
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