coronavirus

COVID “Long Haulers” Can Carry Additional Burden of Getting Insurers to Cover Care

By Karen Davenport As Americans return, retreat, and return again to schools, workplaces, and other locations emblematic of pre-pandemic times, life is anything but normal for millions of people experiencing the long-term after-effects of COVID-19. Post-viral syndromes, which develop when a reaction to a virus fails to resolve following initial infection, followed the 1918 flu pandemic, SARS, and other viral […]

Documenting the Harm of the Decline in Pediatric Visits: A Survey and Report from the Institute for Child Success

The Commonwealth Fund continues to track changes in outpatient visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, with October 2020 data showing outpatient care generally returning to pre-pandemic levels after the sharp decline of nearly 60 percent in late April. But the data also show that visits for younger children remain substantially below the prepandemic baseline and visits […]