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Stay-At-Home Orders to Fight COVID-19 in the United States: The Risks of a Scattershot Approach

By late-February, it became increasingly clear that sustained community transmission of coronavirus had taken hold in parts of the United States, particularly on the West Coast and, soon after, the New York City region. With little testing available and no significant federal response beyond instituting international travel restrictions at the…

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This Week in Coronavirus: March 27th to April 3rd

Every Friday we’ll recap our new policy analysis, polling, and updates on coronavirus from the past week.

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Is Contact Tracing Getting Enough Attention in U.S. Coronavirus Response?

This blog examines the role of contact tracing in the U.S. coronavirus response. Contact tracing is going to be a crucial piece of the puzzle for eventually suppressing and containing the virus, allowing people to congregate in public, and letting people go back to work again. But policymakers have, so far, not focused much on scaling up contact tracing capabilities. Capabilities needed include resources and trained staff for traditional contact tracing efforts, which can be supplemented with technological approaches through mobile phones and apps.

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COVID-19: Expected Implications for Medicaid and State Budgets

Rising unemployment due to COVID-19 has implications for state budgets and Medicaid, as individuals who lose income may qualify for Medicaid or become uninsured. The magnitude of the coverage changes, as well as fiscal impact, is expected to be even greater than in the Great Recession.

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Problems Getting Care Due to Cost or Paying Medical Bills Among Medicare Beneficiaries

There is ongoing discussion as to whether Congress should waive COVID-19 treatment costs. To inform these discussions, this analysis examines the extent of health care cost-related problems among Medicare beneficiaries. The analysis is based on a composite measure of cost-related burdens that includes problems getting care due to cost, delays seeking care due to cost, and problems paying medical bills among people with Medicare.

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Poll Examines the Impact of Coronavirus on Life in America

With coronavirus cases rising and businesses shutting down, four in 10 (39%) U.S. residents say they already have lost a job or income due to the crisis, the latest KFF Health Tracking Poll finds. This includes most part-time workers (54%), as well as nearly half of parents with children under…

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KFF Health Tracking Poll – Early April 2020: The Impact Of Coronavirus On Life In America

Fielded from March 25-30, this poll tracks how the rapidly unfolding coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic is affecting Americans, including health and economic impacts to date and worries about the future. This poll also examines the implications of the pandemic on the 2020 presidential election, including favorability of the ACA, Medicare-for-all and a public option.

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Examining Medicare Part D Policies for Extended Supplies of Medication

Medicare Part D plan sponsors, which provide drug coverage to 45 million older adults and people with disabilities, have the option to relax their ‘refill too soon’ restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of efforts to ensure adequate access to medications in disasters or emergencies. This analysis examines the share of Part D enrollees who currently have access to extended supplies of generic, brand-name, and specialty-tier drugs covered by their plan in 2020, prior to relaxation of any early-fill restrictions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Put to the Test: Can the U.S. Get to the Next Phase of the COVID-19 Response?

This blog examines challenging with COVID-19 testing in the U.S. and concludes the nation won’t be able to lift social distancing measures safely until testing catches up to the disease.

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Jen Kates and Josh Michaud Featured Speakers in Virtual Briefing About the Coronavirus Pandemic

KFF’s Jen Kates and Josh Michaud discuss the coronavirus outbreak and address questions such as how this epidemic compare to previous ones, how epidemiological models work and how reliable are they, and was China’s approach to social distancing more effective? Kates and Michaud on March 30 were featured guests in The Commonwealth Club of California’s continuing virtual series on the coronavirus outbreak.

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