In an Axios column, Drew Altman previews new data highlighting that people with critical health issues are especially vulnerable to these bills.
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States are limited in their leverage when it comes to controlling drug spending and use a variety of strategies to manage utilization, including an increased reliance on managed care and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). As policymakers debate proposals that include provisions related to Medicaid pharmacy benefits, it is important to understand the challenges state Medicaid programs face and how policy proposals may impact Medicaid beneficiaries and costs.
Abortions occurring at or after 21 weeks gestational age are rare (1.4%) and difficult to obtain, yet these abortions are subject to intense public debate in the news, policy and the law. A new KFF fact sheet provides basic information about abortion later in pregnancy in the US, including what it is,…
This fact sheet explains why individuals may seek abortions later in pregnancy, how often these procedures occur, how the concepts of viability and fetal pain play into this topic, and the various laws which regulate access to abortions later in pregnancy.
This Medicaid waiver tracker page aggregates tracking information on pending and approved Section 1115 Medicaid waivers. It includes resources such as an overview map and figure, detailed waiver topic tables, and explanatory briefs.
Abortion restrictions around the country have the potential to limit clinicians’ ability to manage pregnancy loss.
This brief examines how policies aimed at limiting abortion may have negative consequences on people experiencing pregnancy loss.
In October 2019, KFF invited a group of journalists with a strong focus on health policy and state health reform to participate in a week-long fellowship focused on North Carolina’s health care landscape and the national implications of the state-level policy work there. Rural health, Medicaid reform and expansion, the…
Two resources give an overview of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the U.S. and insurance coverage for screening and counseling.
This brief gives an overview of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the US, the populations most impacted, as well as insurance coverage of IPV screening, counseling, and referral services.