Exposure to lead can seriously harm a child’s health, including damage to the brain and nervous system, slowed growth and development, learning and behavior problems, and hearing and speech problems. The effects of lead on the nervous system can cause lower IQ, decreased ability to pay attention, and under performance in school.
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This tracker provides data on global COVID-19 cases and deaths by country, region, and income-level. Additionally, the tracker reports current closure, economic, and health system policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic globally. This tracker will be updated as new data are available.
This interactive tool, which will be updated regularly, provides the share of the population that has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by income-level, region, country, and globally. Additionally, using current rates of first dose administration, the tool estimates whether projected coverage levels will meet certain global targets.
This tracker will be updated regularly to provide data on U.S. COVID-19 vaccine donation deliveries globally.
This post explains what’s known about how insurers use prior authorization as a tool to control costs and encourage cost-effective care, the state and federal laws that govern it, and ongoing policy debates over efforts to impose standards to limit or regulate its use.
This fact sheet provides information about the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. government funding and engagement with WHO.
Many States Look to Strengthen Medicaid Coverage for Maternal Health in FY2022, According to New KFF Report
Medicaid funds more than four in ten births in the United States and more than half in several states. A new KFF report of results from a survey of 41 states and DC finds that on the whole, states offer broad coverage for basic pregnancy-related services. Most states also reported…
This report presents findings on states’ coverage of maternity care services under Medicaid as of July 2021.
The Uncertain Future of Policies to Promote Access and Affordability Put in Place During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this column for the JAMA Health Forum, Larry Levitt highlights four changes implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic that helped to make health care more accessible and affordable and the prospects for those changes to telehealth, COVID-19 coverage, Medicaid and marketplace premiums continuing beyond the pandemic’s end.
Most customers with coverage through Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces will face big premium increases next year if Congress doesn’t extend the temporary enhanced tax credits included in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. If the outcome isn’t clear by summer, fall open enrollment could be a mess.