Proposed Changes to Federal Standards for Collecting and Reporting Race/Ethnicity Data: What Are They and Why do they Matter?
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This KFF analysis of U.S. Census data reporting by race and ethnicity comes as the Biden Administration issued proposals for the first potential changes to minimum standards for race and ethnicity data used in federal reporting in 25 years ..read more
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Enrollment and Spending Patterns Among Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees (Dual Eligibles)
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This brief examines national and state-level data on enrollment and spending for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees using the 2019 and 2020 Medicare Beneficiary Summary Files and the 2019 Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS). Spending data for Medicare includes beneficiaries in traditional Medicare only, since spending data for beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans are unavailable. State-level data on Medicare-Medicaid enrollment and spending are available through KFF’s State Health Facts ..read more
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A Profile of Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees (Dual Eligibles)
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8h ago
This brief examines the demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of Medicare-Medicaid enrollees using the 2020 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. It highlights the diversity within the Medicare-Medicaid population and how Medicare-Medicaid enrollees differ from all other Medicare beneficiaries ..read more
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2023 Update on Key Federal Immigration Policies and Implications for Health
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1d ago
This issue brief provides the latest update on some key evolving immigration policies, including Title 42 as it applies to border enforcement, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and the public charge rule and discusses the implications of these policies for the health and well-being of immigrants ..read more
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Rates of Long COVID in the U.S. Have Declined Since June of 2022
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5d ago
The share of people who say they have had long COVID has declined since the summer, according to a new KFF analysis of self-reported data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among people who have ever had COVID, the share who say they currently or have ever had long COVID declined from 35%…More ..read more
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Long COVID: What Do the Latest Data Show?
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5d ago
We examine the latest data on long COVID from the Household Pulse Survey, as reported by the CDC. Previous research has highlighted the implications of long COVID for employment and health coverage and it’s potential to exacerbate existing disparities in those areas ..read more
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As States Prepare to “Unwind” the Medicaid Continuous Enrollment Provision, Past Patterns Show That Most People Who Are Disenrolled from Medicaid Become Uninsured for All or Part of the Next 12 Months
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6d ago
Roughly two-thirds (65%) of people who were disenrolled from Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in a recent year became uninsured for all or part of the 12 months that followed, a new KFF analysis finds. The analysis of enrollment data from the 2016-2019 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) suggests that many of…More ..read more
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What Happens After People Lose Medicaid Coverage?
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6d ago
This brief uses pre-pandemic data from the 2016-2019 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) to examine the extent to which people enroll in and retain other coverage during the 12 months following disenrollment from Medicaid/CHIP ..read more
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Medicaid: What to Watch in 2023
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1w ago
As 2023 kicks off, a number of issues are at play that could affect coverage and financing under Medicaid. This issue brief examines key issues to watch in Medicaid in the year ahead ..read more
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Assessing the Role of Treaties, Conventions, Institutions, and Other International Agreements in the Global COVID-19 Response: Implications for the Future
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1w ago
This issue brief examines existing treaties and other global health agreements to assess whether they have been utilized for the COVID-19 pandemic response and whether they contain pandemic preparedness and response components in their mandates. The COVID-19 pandemic challenged and revealed gaps in global health governance systems, prompting stakeholders to reevaluate existing frameworks and discuss new agreements aimed at addressing future pandemics. To help inform these discussions, we evaluate existing global health agreements to assess their role in pandemic preparedness and response effor ..read more
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