New York University researchers explore variation in insulin prices and out-of-pocket costs for people with and without health insurance, and how those with inadequate coverage struggle to afford insulin. An important factor in ensuring affordable access to insulin is living in a state that has expanded Medicaid.
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Commonwealth Fund Election 2020 Battleground State Health Care Poll: Which Health Care Issues Matter Most to U.S. Voters?
A poll of likely voters across the U.S. and in 10 battleground states found addressing COVID-19 and protecting preexisting condition coverage are the most important health care issues; and the majority in 9 of 10 battleground states said Biden is more likely than Trump to address COVID-19’s health and economic impacts.
An issue brief by Karen Davis and Amber Willink examines Medicare beneficiaries’ out-of-pocket expenses and policies that could make care more affordable during the pandemic and beyond. They recommend waiving out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 treatment and placing a cap on those costs.
What does the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg portend for the future of the Affordable Care Act?
On this episode of The Dose, Michael Apkon, President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, takes listeners on one hospital’s journey through the harrowing past six months of dealing with the pandemic.
Catastrophic Coverage in the Medicare Part D Drug Benefit: Which Beneficiaries Need It and How Much Are They Spending?
Researchers analyzed Medicare Part D data from 2013 to 2017. Among those who did not receive low-income subsidies, people in catastrophic coverage averaged $3,218 in out-of-pocket spending, compared to $486 among people not in catastrophic coverage. High-priced specialty drugs were responsible for most of the increase.
Unequal Impact: How COVID-19 Has Widened Inequities for Black and Latino Americans and What Can Be Done
Impact of COVID-10 on inequities in health outcomes, mental health and economic security among Latino Americans & policy options to address
To help health care providers battered during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has stepped in with funding to help make up for lost revenue, preserve jobs, and ensure access to COVID testing and services for uninsured patients in hot spot regions.