To qualify for federal grants to address violence against women, states are required to ensure that rape kits, or Medical Forensic Exams (MFE), are provided at no-cost to survivors. However, there are often gaps in coverage for health care services that are outside of the MFE.
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While Republicans, Democrats, vaccinated adults, and unvaccinated adults have had starkly different views of the pandemic, there is broad agreement on this question across partisans and demographic groups.
In 2020, Medicaid covered 16% of nonelderly adult women in the United States, but coverage rates were higher among certain groups.
Of the 19 million U.S. children under 5, half are children of color, making this group more diverse than the U.S. population overall. There is also significant variation across the country.
Overall cancer mortality rates have decreased for all racial and ethnic groups, with the largest decrease among Black people. However, Black people continued to have the highest risk of cancer death.
Forty-seven states saw Marketplace enrollment increase, ranging from 1% in Rhode Island to 42% in Texas. In 20 states, enrollment increased by more than 20%.
Hispanic, Asian, and Black people are more likely than White people to live in households with more than four people, where not everyone will receive a free COVID-19 test from the federal government.
The $21.60 increase in 2022 is the largest in dollar terms since the start of the program, even though premiums have risen faster in percentage terms on three other occasions in the last 20 years
Patients with certain conditions appear to be at higher risk for receiving surprise bills. They should be aware of new federal protections against surprise bills and know how to seek out help if they have improperly received one.
Just 7% of low-income countries’ populations have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of December 20, well behind the 40% target for 2021.