What Types of Hospitals and Areas Received the First Round of High-Impact COVID-19 Funding?

A new analysis found that the first round of high-impact payments generally, but not always, correlated with the prevalence of COVID-19 rates.

Many Insured Adults Report Problems Trying to Find New Health Care Providers

Low- and moderate-income adults, adults with chronic health conditions, and adults with Medicaid or other public coverage were more likely to report problems finding a new provider.

ACA Marketplace Subsidy Enhancements Would Lead to Premium Savings for Millions of Households

If adopted, the approach in this bill could reduce the number of uninsured people, because more people would find postsubsidy coverage affordable.

Millions of Dads Won’t Have Health Insurance This Father’s Day

Approximately 4.3 million custodial fathers living with children younger than 19 were uninsured in 2017–18.

Federal COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds: Following the Money

As HHS moves to release more aid, it will be important to continue to track what criteria are used in developing future allocations.

More Than One in Five US Adults Experienced Food Insecurity in the Early Weeks of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has already taken a significant toll on families’ abilities to meet basic needs.

Six Opportunities to Improve Health IT Infrastructure to Address a Public Health Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light some limitations in our nation’s capacity to share and use health information.

Enhanced Medicaid Support for Out-of-Hospital Births Could Protect Moms and Babies and Reduce Hospital Strain

Keeping healthy people out of the hospital is a high priority as the nation attempts to reduce strain on hospital resources and minimize exposure to COVID-19.

To Weather COVID-19, Rural Hospitals Might Need More Support

Urban hospitals have so far been the hardest hit, but policymakers should consider rural hospitals' needs and target assistance to keep them open and equipped to serve their communities through this crisis.

Many People with Employer-Sponsored Insurance Would Face High Out-of-Pocket Costs for COVID-19 Treatment

These costs could create significant financial hardships—particularly among employees without paid sick leave who would already be losing wages while missing work to receive treatment.