Tradeoffs

Connecting the Dots Between Social Vulnerability and COVID-19

Jamie Song describes new research on how the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index relates to risks of getting and dying from COVID-19.

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Presenting The Dose: Asian Americans and the Dual Pandemic

The Commonwealth Fund’s Shanoor Seervai leads a discussion about anti-Asian bias and how the pandemic is affecting the lives of Asians in the U.S.

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Why We Still Need More Detailed Data to Advance Health Equity

Samantha Artiga on one of the few analyses to look at how race and sex impact a person’s likelihood of dying from COVID-19.

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Public Option(al): What Happened to Biden’s Big Idea?

While states experiment with public health insurance options, federal action has stalled.

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‘Public Option(al): What Happened to Biden’s Big Idea?’ Transcript

‘Public Option(al): What Happened to Biden’s Big Idea? ‘ Transcript April 29, 2021 Note:┬áThis transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Listen in…

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The Perils of a Medicaid ‘Coverage Cliff’

Stacie Dusetzina on research looking at the impact Medicaid subsidies can have for costs and care for Medicare beneficiaries.

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Preventing HIV Just Got A Lot Cheaper. What Took So Long?

After nearly a decade of sky-high prices, new generics have sent the price of the HIV prevention drug PrEP plummeting.

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‘Preventing HIV Just Got A Lot Cheaper. What Took So Long?’ Transcript

‘Preventing HIV Just Got A Lot Cheaper. What Took So Long?’ Transcript April 22, 2021 Note:┬áThis transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode!…

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An ‘Automatic’ Solution to Keep People From Losing Health Coverage

Jose Figueroa on new research looking at the impact of a policy that automatically kept people insured even if they missed a payment.

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How Much Free Care Do Hospitals Provide?

Vivian Ho on a new analysis looking at how much charity care different types of hospitals provide.

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