• Health Disparities are a Symptom of Broader Social and Economic Inequities

    The COVID-19 pandemic and killing of George Floyd along with other recent deaths of African American people at the hands of police have laid bare stark structural and systemic racial inequities and their impacts on the health and well-being of individuals and communities. 
  • A Message From Our CEO

    “At KFF, we are rededicating ourselves to doing everything we can to address these larger issues that underline our work.”
    — Drew Altman
  • Coronavirus’ Unequal Economic Toll

    In an Axios column, Drew Altman finds almost half of African Americans and Latinos are struggling to pay their bills because of coronavirus. “This pain would surely be worse without Washington’s relief efforts. Even so, the hardship is real, and that strengthens the case for more aid and better targeting to the families that need it most.”
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  • State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus

    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. 
  • COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker

    This tracker provides the number of cases and deaths from novel coronavirus by country, the trend in case and death counts by country, and a global map showing which countries have cases and deaths.  The data are drawn from the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center’s COVID-19 map.
  • Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker: Approved Actions to Address COVID-19

    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.

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    Coronavirus Policy Watch

    A new blog provides quick-hitting policy analysis, polling, and updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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    Lost on the Frontline

    A collaboration between KHN and The Guardian aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who die from COVID-19, and to understand why so many are falling victim to the pandemic.

Drew Altman, CEO

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    The Front-line Workers Most at Risk from Coronavirus

    As state and local governments ease social distancing orders, many employers and workers face decisions about a physical return to the workplace. Drew Altman’s latest Axios column analyzes the numbers and finds that, “An estimated 25-30 million people are caught in the middle of the coronavirus economy — they’re unable to work from home but also face a high risk of severe infection.”

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    Coronavirus’ Unequal Economic Toll

    In this column by Drew Altman in Axios, he finds almost half of African Americans and Latinos are struggling to pay their bills because of coronavirus. “This pain would surely be worse without Washington’s relief efforts. Even so, the hardship is real, and that strengthens the case for more aid and better targeting to the families that need it most.”

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    The Coronavirus Economy Could Make a Medicare Buy-in More Popular

    In this Axios column, Drew Altman analyzes recent unemployment numbers for older workers and discusses how millions of uninsured older workers could lead to a greater push for incremental Medicare expansion proposals.

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    Reopening is a Risk for Republican Governors

    In an Axios column, Drew Altman analyzes recent data on COVID-19 cases and deaths and finds “The hardest-hit areas so far have mostly been in states with Democratic governors. But the number of coronavirus cases is now increasing more quickly in states with Republican governors.”

38,000

According to a new KHN/AP investigation, at least 38,000 state and local public health jobs have disappeared since the 2008 recession.

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