The coronavirus outbreak has hit densely populated urban areas of the United States first and hardest. Some health systems have experienced surges of patients, raising concerns that there are not enough hospital beds, staffing, and equipment. The novel coronavirus was slower to spread to rural areas in the U.S., but…
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This brief analyzes data on low-wage workers in the context of COVID-19 and discusses the implications of the pandemic for their jobs, health, and financial security.
This brief summarizes state changes to Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and enrollment policies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, beyond those required to access enhanced federal funding. It is based on KFF analysis of approved Medicaid and CHIP state plan amendments (SPAs) and information on state websites as of May 21, 2020.
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.
With so many Americans dying, and so many more suffering severe economic hardship, it’s hard to look over the horizon at the larger questions the COVID-19 crisis will bring. The current emergency requires everyone’s attention 24/7. But an emerging set of questions will fall right in the bailiwick of the health…
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.
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 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.
During the 35th week since the first coronavirus case appeared in the United States, worldwide cases surpassed the 30 million mark and United States’ cases have reached a cumulative total of over 6 million and surpassed 197,000 deaths.