State Level

Analysis Estimates 5.1 Million People Fall into the Affordable Care Act’s “Family Glitch”

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A new KFF analysis estimates 5.1 million people nationally fall into the Affordable Care Act’s “family glitch” that occurs when a worker receives an offer of affordable employer coverage for themselves but not for their dependents, making them ineligible for financial assistance for marketplace coverage.… Read More »Analysis Estimates 5.1 Million People Fall into the Affordable Care Act’s “Family Glitch”

Web Briefing: Understanding the Health Coverage and Affordability Provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act

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The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act signed into law earlier this month includes a number of provisions aimed at making health coverage more accessible and affordable amid the public health and economic crises created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join KFF at a web briefing to… Read More »Web Briefing: Understanding the Health Coverage and Affordability Provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act

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?

States Have Made Progress in Vaccinating Older Adults Against COVID-19 in Recent Weeks, But No State Has Vaccinated At Least Half of its Older Population

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Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia have vaccinated at least one-third of their residents who are 65 and older against COVID-19, an updated KFF analysis finds, but no state has crossed the threshold of vaccinating 50 percent or more of its older population. The share… Read More »States Have Made Progress in Vaccinating Older Adults Against COVID-19 in Recent Weeks, But No State Has Vaccinated At Least Half of its Older Population

New Analysis Takes In-Depth Look at How States are Prioritizing Who Gets a COVID-19 Vaccine

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A new KFF analysis examines the different approaches states are taking to manage the limited initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines and balance the desire to vaccinate those at greatest risk first with the need to ensure a fast and effective statewide vaccination effort. Based on… Read More »New Analysis Takes In-Depth Look at How States are Prioritizing Who Gets a COVID-19 Vaccine

Dec. 3 Web Briefing: What Happens Once There is a COVID-19 Vaccine? Key Challenges to Vaccinating America

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Encouraging reports about several COVID-19 vaccine candidates is raising hopes that there will soon be one or more vaccines proven safe and effective, starting a race to produce, distribute, and administer it to essential workers, people at high risk, and the public, including those who… Read More »Dec. 3 Web Briefing: What Happens Once There is a COVID-19 Vaccine? Key Challenges to Vaccinating America

States Are Getting Ready to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines. What Do Their Plans Tell Us So Far?

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This brief summarizes the information contained in the all available draft COVID-19 vaccination plans submitted by states to the CDC, focusing in particular in critical areas such as identifying critical/priority populations, identifying and recruiting providers to administer vaccines, the completeness of state-level vaccine data collection… Read More »States Are Getting Ready to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines. What Do Their Plans Tell Us So Far?

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.