- This briefing with Purchaser Business Group on Health and West Health explored how large employers view the burden of rising health care costs and the role of government in addressing them. The event featured results from a new survey of more than 300 executive decisionmakers at large companies with at least 5,000 workers.
April 21: The Sexual and Reproductive Health Landscape in the US: Current Trends and the Impact of the PandemicThe briefing highlighted key findings on sexual and reproductive health from KFF’s national Women’s Health Survey and featured a discussion with leaders in sexual and reproductive care about how the pandemic has begun to reshape the provision of sexual and reproductive health care, and implications for the future of the family planning safety net and the people who rely on it.
March 30: Unsung Heroes: The Crucial Role – and Tenuous Circumstances – of Home Care Workers During the PandemicThis KHN and The John A. Hartford Foundation event examined the crucial roles home care workers have played for families during the pandemic as well as the challenging economics of the industry for providers and consumers alike.
March 25: Understanding the Health Coverage and Affordability Provisions in the American Rescue Plan ActThe American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act signed into law earlier this month includes a number of provisions aimed at making health coverage more accessible and affordable amid the public health and economic crises created by the COVID-19 pandemic. KFF held a briefing to explain these changes and their expected impact on consumers, insurance marketplaces, and states.
- States are taking aggressive action to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus and prepare their health care systems for dealing with those who become ill with COVID-19, the disease the virus causes. This tool features state-level data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, state policy actions, and data about health coverage and provider capacity within each state.
This resource captures key information on approved Medicaid emergency authorities to address the COVID-19 Coronavirus emergency. It includes details on Section 1135 waivers and 1915 (c) Waiver Appendix K strategies and will be updated to capture additional waiver and different emergency authorities as needed.