During the 36th week since the first coronavirus case appeared in the United States, worldwide cases surpassed the 32 million mark and United States’ cases approach acumulative total of 7 million and surpassed 200,000 deaths.
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This post looks at a new “no-test” contactless method of providing medication abortions and now this can be and has been used in response to the pandemic. The post also examines state policies that act as barriers to implementing “no-test” protocols.
I am about to turn 65 and go on Medicare, and my income is $120,000. I am not married. I know that people with higher incomes are required to pay higher premiums for Medicare Part B and Part D. To avoid paying these higher Medicare premiums, can I sign up for health insurance from a Marketplace plan now instead of enrolling in Medicare when I turn 65?
If you are not yet enrolled in Medicare, you can buy health insurance coverage through the Marketplace before you turn 65, and if you have a Marketplace plan, you can choose to renew it after you turn 65. But once you turn 65 and become entitled to Medicare coverage, you cannot…
This factsheet reviews major sources of coverage for women residing in the U.S. in 2018, discusses the impact of the ACA on women’s coverage, and the coverage challenges that many women continue to face
With less than two weeks until Election Day, Drew Altman discusses health being the top issue, but not necessarily the top factor in voters’ 2018 decisions. He says the longer-term impact of health may be its continuing role in the debate leading up to the 2020 presidential race.
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.
This Policy Insight outlines eight questions that are likely to shape the U.S. global health response in the last two years of the current presidential term and beyond.
There has been a proliferation of online services in recent years that seek to offer individuals that cannot make it to a clinic or do not have an established source of care access to some contraceptive methods and STI testing through a telemedicine platform, usually a website or a smartphone application. This data note provides an overview of options available for the online management of sexual and reproductive health services during the coronavirus pandemic and discusses the opportunities and limitations of these platforms in terms of availability and cost.
In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman finds the public’s healthcare priorities have more to do with drug costs and other real world issues people deal with using the health care system than the ongoing partisan wrangling over the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Drew Altman, in The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, discusses how the conversation will soon shift back to health-care costs from health coverage, because they are rising more sharply again. And as the discussion turns back, he says that because there is no national agreement on a strategy to address increasing costs, current efforts in the public and private sector, however fragmented and uncoordinated, will need to step up their game.