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Private Health Coverage of COVID-19: Key Facts and Issues

New federal legislation will require most private health plans to cover testing for the coronavirus with no cost sharing. Some states have adopted similar requirements for insurers they regulate, and many private insurance companies will voluntarily expand coverage for testing. However, some private coverage will not be subject to these requirements. To date, fewer changes have been adopted or considered with respect to treatment for complications from the disease. This brief reviews current coverage standards for private health plans and how these may change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What Does a Multi-Dose Series Mean for the COVID-19 Vaccination Effort?

This issue brief examines key issues related to multi-dose vaccination series generally as well as issues specific to COVID-19.

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KFF’s Kaiser Health News and “This American Life” Team Up for a Chilling Account of the Threats and Menace Upending the Lives of Local Health Officials

In the course of the pandemic, health officers have become the face of local government authority. And, in turn, many have become targets for the rage and resentment of some of the same loose-knit militia and white nationalist groups that stormed the U.S. Capitol in January, smashing windows, bloodying officers…

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THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us, A New Campaign By Black Health Care Workers for Black People about the COVID-19 Vaccines

March 4, 2021 – THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us. is a new campaign to provide Black communities with credible information about the COVID-19 vaccines co-developed by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) and the Black Coalition Against COVID. Black doctors, nurses and researchers dispel misinformation and provide accessible facts in 50…

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Supply vs Demand: When Will the Scales Tip on COVID-19 Vaccination in the U.S?

With supply having increased significantly and eligibility fully open to adults in all states as of April 19, this analysis estimates that COVID-19 vaccine supply will exceed demand across the U.S. over the next 2 to 4 weeks.

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New Campaign from THE CONVERSATION / LA CONVERSACIÓN Responds to Information Needs about COVID-19 Vaccines Among Latinos and Spanish-speaking People in U.S.

News Release May 20, 2021 – THE CONVERSATION / LA CONVERSACIÓN expands to address information needs about the COVID-19 vaccines in the Latinx community with new videos featuring doctors, nurses and promotoras (community health workers) in English and Spanish. This installment of the campaign is produced by KFF (Kaiser Family…

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What Testing Capacity Do We Need?

This post looks at potential benchmarks for estimating the number of coronavirus tests needed in the United States and compares them to current national, and state level, testing levels.

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Poll: Most Americans are Concerned That There Will Be a Major Coronavirus Outbreak in the U.S. and It Will Hurt the Economy 

Most Americans say they are concerned that there will be a major outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S. (55%) and that it will negatively affect the U.S. economy (57%), the latest KFF tracking poll finds. A substantial share (43%) also say they are concerned that they or a family…

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Donor Funding for the Global Novel Coronavirus Response

This data note provides an accounting of publicly-available information on donor funding to date for the global coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

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