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Why the U.S. Doesn’t Have More Hospital Beds

With much of the news focused on the surge capacity of the nation’s hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Drew Altman’s Axios column examines why the nation has a shortage of hospital beds and what can be done about it.

Coronavirus Response and the Affordable Care Act

This post examines the Affordable Care Act’s impact 10 years after its enactment and how its provisions, especially those that expand coverage opportunities, could address the health threat and economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Affordable Care Act’s Enduring Resilience

In this article in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Larry Levitt examines the Affordable Care Act 10 years after it’s enactment. The article notes that the law has taken numerous blows, yet due to its policy design and the political forces it has unleashed, the law has shown remarkable resilience.

10 FAQs on Prescription Drug Importation

These FAQs provide background on prescription drug importation, including how the U.S. currently regulates importation and why it hasn’t been successfully implemented before. These FAQs also describe the newest importation proposals, both by the Trump Administration and at the state level, how these proposals seek to address concerns with prior proposals, and how stakeholders are viewing these newest proposals

The Role Of Health Care In The 2020 Election

This interactive map highlights what Democratic primary voters are saying about health care as they vote, based on KFF’s analysis of the state-level AP VoteCast data collected in most states. It includes state-specific charts highlighting where health care ranks as issue, views about a single-payer health plan and a public option, and other health care findings from the AP VoteCast data with key demographic breakouts.

Even Supporters May Not Understand Medicare-for-All

In this Axios column, Drew Altman shows that the majority of supporters don’t know how Medicare-for-all works, with both positive and negative implications for support if they knew more.

Tracking the Role of Health Care in the 2020 Election: What Do The Polls Tell Us

In this February 2020 post for The JAMA Health Forum, Mollyann Brodie and Ashley Kirzinger examine the role health care has played in the primary election to date, what the polling data says about the issue, including Medicare-for-all and a public option, and what to expect from the issue during the rest of the 2020 election campaign.