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The Cost of Inpatient and Outpatient Care Drives High Health Spending in the U.S. Relative to Other Countries, New Analysis Finds

A new KFF issue brief compares the main drivers of health spending in the United States and other large, wealthy countries, and finds that the cost of inpatient and outpatient care – much more so than prescription drugs or administrative costs – drives high per capita health spending in the U.S.…

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KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: Attitudes Towards COVID-19 Vaccination Among Black Women and Men

The latest from the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor finds that Black men (45%) and women (41%) are more likely than other groups to want to “wait and see” how the COVID-19 vaccine works for others before getting it themselves, making them a key target for public health officials seeking to…

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Growing Gaps in COVID-19 Vaccinations among Hispanic People

This policy watch piece highlights the potential challenges surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations among Hispanic people, whose health and finances have been extremely hard hit by the pandemic. Low rates of vaccination among Hispanic people would leave them at increased risk for the virus, could further widen existing health disparities, and would leave gaps that hinder our ability to achieve overall population immunity.

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KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: February 2021

The Latest KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor finds a growing share of U.S. adults say they have already gotten at least one dose of the vaccine or want to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Black and Hispanic adults remain more likely to want to wait and see how the vaccine is working for others before getting it themselves.

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KFF Health Tracking Poll – September 2020: Top Issues in 2020 Election, The Role of Misinformation, and Views on A Potential Coronavirus Vaccine

The poll examines the public’s views on the coronavirus pandemic and a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as trust and confidence in public figures and institutions. It also gauges what issues voters are prioritizing in the upcoming presidential election. and finds that Republican and independent voters prioritize the economy, while Democratic voters are more focused on the coronavirus outbreak.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Line Continues to Change as States Make Further Updates

This analysis updates the approaches states are taking to manage the limited initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines based on revised federal guidance and balance the desire to vaccinate those at greatest risk first with the need to ensure a fast and effective statewide vaccination effort. It includes a state data table.

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In Their Own Words: What People are Saying about Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

As the country broadens COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts, the latest research from the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor finds that side effects, including allergic reactions and long-term consequences, are the public’s top concern about getting vaccinated when asked to describe what worries them in their own words. The latest report from…

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Poll: Most Americans Say President Trump is Intervening with the FDA’s and CDC’s Coronavirus Work, But Trust the Agencies at Least a Fair Amount to Do the Right Thing

As COVID-19 cases rise across much of the country, most Americans think that the president is intervening with the public health agencies working to address the pandemic, the latest KFF Health Tracking Poll finds. Similar majorities say both that President Trump is intervening with the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to review…

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The Next Phase of Vaccine Distribution: High-Risk Medical Conditions

This Policy Watch examines how the 50 states and DC are defining “high-risk medical conditions” for COVID-19 vaccine prioritization, including whether they follow CDC’s recommendations or deviate in some way.

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Curbing The Ebola Outbreak: Are We on the Right Track?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared a public health emergency due to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, which has accounted for over 13,000 reported cases and 4,800 deaths. Some imported and locally acquired cases in health care workers have also been reported in the United States. As…

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