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Ensuring Access To the COVID-19 Vaccine For Enrollees In Private Health Insurance: A Roadmap For States

This commentary explores recent federal efforts to expand private insurance coverage of a COVID-19 vaccine, and provides a roadmap for states to close remaining coverage gaps that could inhibit vaccine uptake. Several vaccines could be on the market soon. State and federal officials have begun devising strategies  for distributing and administering the vaccine and communicating with the public, but an equally important element will be the extent to which health care payers, including private insurers, will cover the costs for recipients.