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Three ways COVID-19 may be putting pregnant Black women at increased risk.
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If adopted, the approach in this bill could reduce the number of uninsured people, because more people would find postsubsidy coverage affordable.
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Approximately 4.3 million custodial fathers living with children younger than 19 were uninsured in 2017–18.
A medical worker watches from the window at NYU Langone Health hospital as people applaud to show their gratitude to medical staff and essential workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic on May 10, 2020 in New York City.
As HHS moves to release more aid, it will be important to continue to track what criteria are used in developing future allocations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light some limitations in our nation’s capacity to share and use health information.
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.
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.
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.
Taking advantage of the flexibility permitted by program statutes will help people obtain, retain, and make optimal use of critical health coverage.
Without action, Medicare beneficiaries who contract COVID-19 would face not only serious health risks but also substantial financial risks, especially those without supplemental coverage.

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