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16 States and DC Have State Laws Protecting the Right to Abortion if Roe v. Wade is Overturned

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, states will set their own abortion policies without any federal constitutional standards. Access to abortion care will be protected in 16 states and DC, while abortion will likely become illegal for 18 states.

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Understanding Disparities and Discrimination Faced by Asian and NHOPI People

Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) people are a diverse and growing population in the United States, but broad data often mask underlying disparities among subgroups of the population.

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Selected Out-of-Pocket Costs as a Share of the Average Social Security Benefit

Medicare premiums and cost sharing will account for an increasing share of Social Security benefits in the future, Medicare Trustees project.

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A Look at Key Maternal and Infant Health Disparities Among Black People

Due to systemic and overt discrimination, Black people are disproportionately affected by high maternal and infant morbidities and mortality. In addition to legislation, addressing systemic discrimination, implicit bias and racism will be integral to achieving equity in maternal health outcomes.

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The Growth in Share of Medicare Advantage Spending

Earlier this week, the Biden Administration announced the final Medicare Advantage rates for 2023, which are projected to result in an average increase in Medicare Advantage plan revenue of 8.5% compared to 2022 – the highest average expected increase in recent years. Payments to Medicare Advantage plans as a share…

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States Look to Bolster Maternal Health

Starting April 1, states have a new option to extend Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months without having to seek a waiver.

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Sexual Assault Survivors May Face Out-of-Pocket Costs for Important Health Services

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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About 8 in 10 Adults Say Normal Life Will Look Different Going Forward

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.

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Medicaid Covers a Disproportionate Share of Women in Underserved Populations

In 2020, Medicaid covered 16% of nonelderly adult women in the United States, but coverage rates were higher among certain groups.

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Diversity of Under-5 Age Group Varies Across States

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.

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