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February 2021

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This toolkit outlines state options to address Medicaid spending without harming enrollee health and provider stability and access to care.

Report

This report examines delayed or forgone care during the pandemic for nine types of health care services and assesses patterns by race/ethnicity, income, and the presence of physical and mental health conditions.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Kaui, whose daughter's complex medical needs were covered by a Medicaid waiver that allowed the family to access a health aide, ventilator, and other essential care services.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Michael, who supported his family with Medicaid coverage after 26 years as an educator with employer-sponsored insurance.

Commentary

This commentary discusses the importance of waiving costs for COVID-19 testing.

Commentary

This commentary outlines how state officials are working to simultaneously build and strengthen systems to track and address disparities in COVID-19 vaccine administration.

Report

02.2021 / By Milbank Memorial Fund

This issue brief summarizes the current landscape of payment reform initiatives addressing social determinants of health.

Brief

This brief draws its key findings from the Michigan Coronavirus Racial Disparities Interim Report and other sources to explore Michigan’s approach, key features, results to date, and lessons learned.

Report

02.2021 / By Urban Institute

This report examines primary care physician responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Commentary

02.2021 / By Urban Institute

This commentary outlines how high-quality race and ethnicity data on COVID-19 vaccine distribution is crucial for equitable vaccine distribution.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Jamie, whose daughter was born with a genetic syndrome that led to complex medical needs. Medicaid covers her daughter's health needs so that she is able to continue living at home with her family.

Webinar & Presentations

In this video, speakers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) discuss ways NHSPI can be used to guide change, the role geographic differences play in preparedness levels, how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed health inequities, and much more.

Commentary

This commentary discusses the results of the Household Pulse Survey, which was produced by the U.S. Census Bureau regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

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Report

This report discusses the states who are are reporting setting-specific COVID-19 outbreaks as of November 2020 and highlights promising examples that others can look to as they consider adapting and expanding COVID-19 reporting.

Brief

This brief estimates estimate the chilling effects on public program participation because of green card concerns and because of broader immigration concerns among adults in immigrant families.

Commentary

This commentary discusses why states are beginning to include children in their vaccination distribution plans.

Commentary

This commentary provides an updated view of the current state budget landscape and examines in greater detail the health care implications of choices states made to address deficits and balance their budgets in the face of the severe budget shortfalls they confronted for fiscal year 2021.

Report

This report assesses awareness of and experiences with publicly subsidized coverage options among adults who were uninsured in September 2020.

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