Every Friday, we’re recapping the latest on the coronavirus from our tracking, policy analysis, polling, and journalism. This week, total cases in the U.S. are still climbing, and from May 14 to May 20, 2020 increased by 159,400, bringing the cumulative total of cases past 1.5 million.
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A new chart collection summarizes what is known so far about how health costs and utilization have changed during the pandemic. This builds on a previous analysis exploring the potential cost of treating coronavirus hospitalizations, and a brief explaining the factors driving costs higher or lower and particular considerations for…
This interactive allows users to track public opinion on a national health plan using all nationally representatives polls conducted since 2016, with further analysis of how favorability toward such a plan may differ based on political party identification and question wording.
This poll examines people’s views on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as many states begin to re-open their states and the economy, including their expectations, experiences and attitudes about the government responses heading into Summer 2020. It also assesses voters’ views ahead of the presidential election in November.
Samantha Artiga Talks with Politico Pulse Check about the Pandemic and Protests on Racial Inequality
KFF’s Samantha Artiga appeared on the June 4 episode of the Politico Pulse Check podcast to discuss the intersection of the coronavirus pandemic and protests on racial inequality following the death of George Floyd.
This data note, primarily based on a survey of state Medicaid pharmacies, reviews cost-containment policies and protections as they relate to antiretrovirals for treatment and prevention of HIV.
This week saw protests across the country voicing outrage over how widespread racism in the United States impacts black lives. Structural and systemic racism have created longstanding disparities across economic and health indicators for Black Americans – including the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in Black communities and other communities of color.
Democrat counties have higher per capita rates of reported coronavirus cases and deaths than Republican counties. Coronavirus rates in swing counties fall in between Democrat and Republican counties.
Nearly 1 in 10 Health Care Workers Lost Their Job Between February and April, But Health Care Employment Rebounded Slightly in May
A new chart collection explores the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. health care workforce, and finds that between February and April 2020, nearly 1.5 million health care jobs were lost. While more than 300,000 health services jobs were recovered in May 2020, mainly in dental offices, employment in some…
Greater Than AIDS, with Support from Walgreens and Orasure Technologies, to Provide 10,000 Free In-Home HIV Tests to Community Partners
With in-person health services limited due to COVID-19, Greater Than AIDS, a public information initiative of KFF, and Walgreens announced a new program to provide 10,000 OraQuick® In-Home HIV Test kits to support expanded testing options in high-need areas.