Access to Care

Women’s Health Care Utilization and Costs: Findings from the 2020 KFF Women’s Health Survey

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This brief presents findings from the 2020 KFF Women’s Health Survey on women’s use of health care services, costs, and experiences accessing health care. The 2020 survey is a nationally representative survey of 3,661 women ages 18 to 64, conducted between November 19 and December… Read More »Women’s Health Care Utilization and Costs: Findings from the 2020 KFF Women’s Health Survey

Are Health Centers Facilitating Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations? An April 2021 Update.

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This analysis updates earlier work and examines the extent to which vaccination efforts through community health centers are reaching people of color using data from the federal government’s weekly Health Center COVID-19 Survey. We include data from the survey weeks of January 8 through April… Read More »Are Health Centers Facilitating Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations? An April 2021 Update.

The Availability and Use of Medication Abortion

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This factsheet provides an overview of medication abortion, with a focus on federal and state regulations pertaining to its provision and coverage, and the role of the drug in self-managed abortions.

Are Health Centers Facilitating Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations?

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This analysis examines the extent to which early vaccination efforts through community health centers are reaching people of color using data from the federal government’s weekly Health Center COVID-19 Survey. Additionally, this analysis may shed light on the Biden administration’s recent partnership with health centers… Read More »Are Health Centers Facilitating Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations?

How are States Addressing Racial Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts?

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This brief reviews information available through state websites and publicly available vaccine distribution plans to provide greater insight into how states are addressing equity through vaccine allocation and distribution strategies, outreach and communications efforts, and data collection and reporting. It provides a snapshot and examples… Read More »How are States Addressing Racial Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts?

How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting People’s Mental Health and Substance Use

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis, about 4 in 10 adults nationwide have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder – a four-fold increase from pre-pandemic levels. Drawing on the latest national survey data, KFF polling and other research, an updated brief explores… Read More »How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting People’s Mental Health and Substance Use

New Resources Track State Vaccinations by Race/Ethnicity and Examine Demographics of Health Workers

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A new Policy Watch, Early State Vaccination Data Raise Warning Flags for Racial Equity, explores the latest state-reported data on vaccination by race/ethnicity available on KFF’s COVID-19 state data and policy tracker. As of January 19, 2021, 17 states were reporting some vaccination data by… Read More »New Resources Track State Vaccinations by Race/Ethnicity and Examine Demographics of Health Workers

Community Health Centers’ Role in Delivering Care to the Nation’s Underserved Populations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, community health centers are serving as public health responders, especially for medically underserved populations. Health centers are a national network of safety net primary care providers who provided care to nearly 30 million patients in 2019, and disproportionately… Read More »Community Health Centers’ Role in Delivering Care to the Nation’s Underserved Populations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

State COVID-19 Data and Policy Actions

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Explore state-level data on a variety of COVID-19 metrics, including the latest hotspots, cases and deaths by race and ethnicity and at long-term care facilities. Find up-to-date information on state policy actions on social distancing measures and reducing barriers to COVID-19 testing and treatment.

Key Facts about the Uninsured Population

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This issue brief describes trends in health coverage prior to the pandemic, examines the characteristics of the uninsured population in 2019, and summarizes the access and financial implications of not having coverage.

Mental Health and Substance Use State Fact Sheets

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This analysis and series of state fact sheets examine mental health and substance use disorder needs in the states and capacity to meet residents’ needs prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is expected to place additional strains on the system.