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The Red/Blue Divide in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

This post examines a growing COVID-19 vaccine gap in Red and Blue America, with the share of the population that have been fully vaccinated in counties that voted for President Biden in 2020 increasing more rapidly than the share in counties that voted for President Trump.

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Vaccination Rates Are Relatively High for Older Adults, But Lag in Counties in the South, in Counties with Higher Poverty Rates and in Counties that Voted for Trump

This analysis uses CDC data to look at vaccination rates for adults 65 and older. The findings show that vaccination rates vary by county and that adults ages 65 and older are less likely to be fully vaccinated in counties in the South, in counties where a higher share of older adults live in poverty, and in counties that voted for Trump.

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Vaccination is Local: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Vary by County and Key Characteristics

This issue brief builds on a previous CDC analysis by analyzing how vaccination rates to date vary by counties and identifying key county characteristics that are associated with higher or lower county vaccination rates.

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New Analysis Indicates U.S. County Vaccination Rates Do Not Correspond to COVID-19 Impact Thus Far

An analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 vaccination data from 72% of all counties in the U.S. shows that counties classified as having “low” COVID-19 community transmission (cases and positive tests) levels have an average vaccination rate greater than the rate in counties with “high” community…

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In the Middle of the Coronavirus Pandemic: How have Swing Counties Fared?

Democrat counties have higher per capita rates of reported coronavirus cases and deaths than Republican counties. Coronavirus rates in swing counties fall in between Democrat and Republican counties.

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Just Released – COVID-19 in Rural America – Is There Cause for Concern? 

While to date big cities and major urban areas have seen the greatest number of coronavirus cases and deaths, a new KFF analysis finds the growth rate is now higher in rural areas, where the population tends to be older, younger people are more likely to have high-risk health conditions,…

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COVID-19 in Rural America – Is There Cause for Concern?

While to date big cities and major urban areas have seen the greatest number of coronavirus cases and deaths, this analysis finds the growth rate is now higher in rural areas.

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Counties at Risk of Having No Insurer on the Marketplace (Exchange) in 2018

This map shows the counties at risk of having no insurer on the marketplace (exchange), created by the Affordable Care Act, in 2018, based on a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of insurer rate filings and news reports.

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Many More Counties Lack Medicare Advantage Plans Today than are at Risk for Lacking an ACA Marketplace Insurer in 2018

A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 147 counties lack Medicare Advantage plans – many more than the 19 counties expected to lack an Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace insurer next year. Yet Medicare Advantage, the private plans that cover a third of all Medicare beneficiaries, is…

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Some Counties May Lack an ACA Marketplace Insurer Next Year – But Many More Lack Medicare Advantage Plans Today

This issue brief notes that more counties lack Medicare Advantage plans than are at risk of not having an Affordable Care Act marketplace insurer next year. It examines the overlap between the counties without Medicare Advantage or marketplace insurers and assesses some of the potential reasons why such counties have trouble attracting insurers.

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