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KFF’s Kaiser Health News and Gray Television Partner to Examine the Drive Times and Roadblocks for Stroke Victims in Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta

KHN and Gray Television’s InvestigateTV team joined forces to dig into the underlying reasons why strokes are a deadlier threat across most counties in Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, rural regions that are characterized by high rates of poverty, vulnerable elderly populations, a shortage of medical providers and an epidemic…

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Public Health Infrastructure and Pandemic Preparedness Provisions in the Build Back Better Act

This brief summarizes funding for public health infrastructure as well as pandemic preparedness as specified in the Build Back Better Act introduced in the House.

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A Federal Covid Testing Plan Finally Ramps Up. Strings Are Attached.

In this commentary for Barron’s, Cynthia Cox and Lindsey Dawson examine the cost and availability of at-home COVID-19 tests and how the new Biden administration policy requiring private insurances to cover their costs may work. 

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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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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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Title 42 and its Impact on Migrant Families

This brief provides an explanation of Title 42 and its application in border regions, the impact of Title 42 on border expulsions and the health and well-being of migrants, and a discussion of the potential implications of lifting Title 42 for immigration and the health of migrants.

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Assessing Monkeypox (MPX) Vaccine Eligibility Across the United States

This analysis examines jurisdictional approaches to eligibility for monkeypox (MPX) vaccine. Overall, almost all jurisdictions have, at minimum, adopted the current approach laid out by the CDC. However, there is substantial variation in how eligibility is defined. Additionally, several jurisdictions lack clear criteria or information on who is eligible or where to get vaccinated. This may impact on who gets vaccinated, lead to geographic disparities, and raises potentially equity challenges.

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Will Long COVID Exacerbate Existing Disparities in Health and Employment?

Rates of self-reported long COVID are one-quarter to one-third higher among adults who are female, transgender, Hispanic, and without a high-school degree than among all adults, according to federal survey data. In this policy watch, we consider whether long COVID could exacerbate existing disparities in health and employment.

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Most Americans Say Federal and State Governments Are Not Doing Enough to Combat Prescription Painkiller and Heroin Abuse; Large Majorities Believe Wide Range of Strategies Would be Effective

 As the White House and Congress continue to debate new funding and other actions to address the nation’s opioid epidemic, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that most Americans believe the federal government is not doing enough to combat the recent increases in the number of people who are…

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