Medicare Part D plan sponsors, which provide drug coverage to 45 million older adults and people with disabilities, have the option to relax their ‘refill too soon’ restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of efforts to ensure adequate access to medications in disasters or emergencies. This analysis examines the share of Part D enrollees who currently have access to extended supplies of generic, brand-name, and specialty-tier drugs covered by their plan in 2020, prior to relaxation of any early-fill restrictions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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This blog examines challenging with COVID-19 testing in the U.S. and concludes the nation won’t be able to lift social distancing measures safely until testing catches up to the disease.
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.
The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains $100 billion for hospitals. This post examines key questions about how that money will be used.
These FAQs provide the latest guidance on testing and treatment related to COVID-19 for Medicare beneficiaries.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, the number of people on Medicare admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 related illness is expected to rise. We analyze how much Medicare beneficiaries could pay out-of-pocket for an inpatient hospital admission under traditional Medicare (assuming no supplemental coverage) or Medicare Advantage plans.
A summary of key provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that addresses the domestic coronavirus outbreak, including paid sick leave, insurance coverage of coronavirus testing, nutrition assistance, and unemployment benefits.
This brief provides an overview of health coverage for noncitizens and discusses key issues for health coverage and care for immigrant families today.
This interactive map highlights what Democratic primary voters are saying about health care as they vote, based on KFF’s analysis of the state-level AP VoteCast data collected in most states. It includes state-specific charts highlighting where health care ranks as issue, views about a single-payer health plan and a public option, and other health care findings from the AP VoteCast data with key demographic breakouts.
With over 6 million pregnancies per year in the U.S., pregnant and breastfeeding women constitute a significant portion of the population that could be impacted by COVID-19. This brief summarizes what is known thus far about pregnancy and COVID-19.