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CDC awards Arizona $150 Million COVID response grant

Michael Goldberg | May 22, 2020 | Arizona

Legislative Republicans push for June special session

Michael Goldberg | May 22, 2020 | Washington

Employer groups call on Congress to ensure quality, affordable health care

Emily Boerger | May 21, 2020 | California, Colorado, Texas, Washington

Updated report estimates COVID-19 impact on Medicaid, marketplace, uninsured

Emily Boerger | May 20, 2020 | Federal

Health Management Associates (HMA) on Tuesday released an update to their analysis of COVID-19’s impact on health insurance coverage. The update builds off an April report that evaluated the impact of potential US unemployment rates on Medicaid, state marketplaces, employer-sponsored coverage, and the uninsured. The updated analysis uses three different...[ Read More ]

Inslee letter provides update on Cascade Care implementation

Emily Boerger | May 20, 2020 | Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee provided an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the implementation of Cascade Care in a letter to Health Care Authority Director Sue Birch and Washington State Health Benefit Exchange Chief Executive Officer Pam MacEwan on Tuesday.     In the letter, Inslee says it is “more...[ Read More ]

Report: Texas is headed for a post-pandemic insurance crisis.

Michael Goldberg | May 19, 2020 | Texas

A new analysis conducted by the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) found that the more than 1.2 million Texans who have lost their employer-sponsored health insurance after COVID-19 job losses could lose their Medicaid coverage in 2021. The EHF analysis, authored by Shao-Chee Sim and Elena Marks, draws from a recent...[ Read More ]

Economic report evaluates seasonal workforce impacts of COVID-19

Emily Boerger | May 19, 2020 | Alaska

The May issue of Alaska Economic Trends provides an update on COVID-19’s impact on employment in Alaska, taking a deep dive into the impacts on the seasonal workforce. According to the report, from mid-March to the beginning of May over 70,000 people filed new claims for unemployment benefits. This is...[ Read More ]

Banning: Primary care flatlines as health costs balloon

| May 19, 2020 | Texas

States and countries with greater access to primary care clinicians and more robust primary care services have better outcomes and lower costs. Yet, persistent under-investment in primary care is one of the main reasons so many primary care practices are struggling to keep their doors open.     While health...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle, v9: My uncle has been in the hospital for two months with COVID

DJ Wilson | May 19, 2020 | Federal

Dispatch is new column on life from inside the Seattle-area experience of COVID-19. It’s meant to offer insights into what other regions of the country can plan to experience as the wave of COVID rolls into their community. ————————— Eight weeks ago, my uncle went on a ventilator a result of COVID....[ Read More ]

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