This Vaccine Monitor survey finds about one in five parents of children under age five say they will get their child vaccinated right away, and another 38% plan to wait and see how the vaccine is working for others. With mask mandates lifted in many areas. most workers say they feel safe at their workplace, though Black, Hispanic and low-income workers are less likely to feel “very safe.”
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In a new brief, KFF analysts explain and summarize the recent history of efforts to make work requirements a condition of eligibility for Medicaid in some states. Following years of administrative, political, and legal activity across two presidential administrations, recent Supreme Court action and skepticism about work requirements by the…
The Trump Administration aimed to reshape the Medicaid program by newly approving Section 1115 demonstration waivers that imposed work and reporting requirements as a condition of Medicaid eligibility. However, courts struck down many of these approvals and the Supreme Court recently dismissed pending challenges in these cases. Available implementation data suggests that work requirements were confusing to enrollees and result in substantial coverage loss, including among eligible individuals.
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.
On May 2, news media reported a leaked draft of the Supreme Court majority decision for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, showing the Court plans to completely overturn Roe v. Wade. The draft opinion is not yet final and abortion remains legal nationwide for now. The final Court decision is…
This brief provides an overview of the tele-PrEP landscape, including how PrEP services (e.g., consults, lab work, prescribing, and monitoring) are provided and factors that facilitate its provision as well as barriers that remain. It is based on in-depth interviews with representatives from the major national telehealth companies providing tele-PrEP and other select tele-PrEP programs.
New KFF Brief Takes a Closer Look at “Tele-PrEP” and the Future of PrEP Services in the United States
In 2020, only 25% of people who could benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medication that reduces the risk of acquiring HIV, were prescribed it. Using telehealth to provide PrEP, “tele-PrEP,” is a new approach that shows potential for expanding access to PrEP use in the United States that predates…
This data note looks at national and state-by-state Medicaid and CHIP enrollment data through January 2022, when the daily number of new COVID-19 cases reached the height of the pandemic due to the Omicron variant. After declines in enrollment from 2017 through 2019, preliminary data for January 2022 show that total Medicaid/CHIP enrollment grew to 87.0 million, an increase of 15.7 million from enrollment in February 2020 (22.1%), right before the pandemic and when enrollment began to steadily increase (Figure 1).
There are persistent disparities in health and health care for people of color, which reflect structural and systemic inequities rooted in racism and discrimination. High-quality comprehensive data are key to enabling policymakers, community leaders, and other key stakeholders to identify and address these inequities and measure progress over time. Medicaid/CHIP administrative data, also known as Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) or TAF (T-MSIS Analytic File), hold the potential to inform disparities research through detailed demographic, service utilization, and spending data of Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries —but there are current limitations.
This page displays an interactive map of the current status of state decisions on the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Additional Medicaid expansion resources are listed (with links) below the map.