Media Coverage

The COVID-19 Downturn Triggers Jump in Medicaid Enrollment

Kaiser Health News By: Phil Galewitz Reversing a three-year decline, the number of people covered by Medicaid nationwide rose markedly this spring as the impact of the recession caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 began to take hold…Joan Alker, executive director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., said […]

Covering Medicaid amid COVID-19: 6 things journalists should know

Journalist’s Resource By: Kerry Dooley Young Medicaid is a United States health insurance program run and funded by states with federal oversight and financial contributions. The total annual federal contributions vary by state, reflecting the differing levels of poverty and states’ decisions about whether to participate in the Medicaid expansion created by the Affordable Care […]

Why Are Coronavirus Deaths Surging?

TIME By: William Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove As the coronavirus surges across the U.S., states across the South and West have reported sharp increases in their daily number of new cases. Many of these same states refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, denying access to health care to hundreds of thousands […]