Posts for COVID-19

Top Three State Policy Priorities to Support Immigrants and Their Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown disproportionate impacts on low-income immigrants as many continue to be on the front lines as essential workers. Unfortunately, millions of immigrants are left out under federal relief efforts.

The Forgotten Americans: Puerto Rico Under COVID-19

While the United States experiences physical distancing under the coronavirus pandemic, the 3.2 million American citizens in Puerto Rico experience multiple types of distancing – physical, economic and political

Let’s Talk About Affordability, NOT Stripping Health Coverage From Millions

Affordability is not a new issue. Even before the pandemic, health coverage and care has been out of the reach of millions of people across the country.

Rate Review in the time of Coronavirus: This is No Time for ACA Rate Increases

The Coronavirus pandemic has unleashed significant uncertainty in the U.S., straining our health care system and the ways we finance it.

Bridging Health Equity and Racial Justice During COVID-19 and Beyond

With the inequities COVID-19 is exposing so glaringly, we are at a unique and critical moment to step up our advocacy and put in place just policies to protect our most vulnerable communities.

COVID-19 Brings New Urgency to Protecting People with Chronic Conditions

During the coronavirus pandemic, many of those with chronic conditions are unable to keep up with the routine medical care required to manage these conditions and keep them from spiraling into an acute medical crisis.

Medicaid is Ready to Serve: Fund It

The alarming numbers at which people of color, particularly Black people, are dying from COVID-19 has and should ignite a conversation about structural racism. In addition to the health care, social and economic inequities that place some at more risk...

Elevating the Needs of Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries in the COVID-19 Era

The coronavirus pandemic poses exceptional risks to people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles). This population is poorer, sicker and disproportionately, from communities of color.

At Greater Risk: Food Insecurity During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We have all seen the startling images: lines stretching for miles at food banks and pantries across the nation. The pandemic has only exacerbated food insecurity, especially among several vulnerable populations:
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