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1/ Biden will end the #PublicHealthEmergency (PHE) on May 11.
If you have private health insurance coverage, here's what will (and will not) change for you with the end of the PHE
2/ For people with private insurance, the big change with the end of the Public Health Emergency on May 11th will likely be higher costs for COVID tests.
Those free COVID tests (and associated Dr. visits) your insurance offers now may end in a few months…
3/ For people with private insurance, the end of the Public Health Emergency does NOT affect your coverage for COVID vax/boosters
Rather, a change will come whenever the federal vax supply runs out (this is TBD). Then, privately insured folks may need an in-network provider
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Biden to end public health emergency May 11:…
Here's what that means for health coverage:…
2/ And here's what the end of the #PublicHealthEmergency (#PHE) -- combined with the expected depletion of the federal supply of COVID vax, tests, treatments -- means for costs of and access to pandemic-related care… @jenkatesdc @joshmich @KFF
3/ Of course #COVID is still here, even when the #PublicHealthEmergency ends.
We estimated COVID was on track to be the 3rd leading cause of death in 2022, for the 3rd year in a row.
U.S. life expectancy has taken a bigger hit than peer countries.…
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During the COVID #PublicHealthEmergency, Texans with Medicaid have kept their coverage & Texas has received an extra $6 billion in federal Medicaid funds. This has been good for Texas. When the #PHE ends (sometime after Oct 13), HHSC will face the huge task of renewing everyone🧵
A new @HHS_ASPE report shows nearly 3 of 4 kids who’ll lose Medicaid at the end of the COVID #PHE will STILL BE ELIGIBLE. They'll lose coverage due to administrative barriers in the renewal process. Great report summary from @GeorgetownCCF.…
People of color will disproportionately lose Medicaid coverage despite remaining eligible. Nationally, 64% of Latinos and 40% of Black non-Latinos who lose coverage will still qualify for Medicaid compared to only 17% of White non-Latinos.
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Yes, we are still in the middle of a global pandemic, #COVID19, but let’s not forget about the #opioid epidemic, a public health issue we have been dealing with a while... What can we do about it?? #ph260720 #opioidepidemic Image
In 2017 (more than 4 years ago), @HHSGov declared the #opioidepidemic as a public health emergency. An “emergency” situation that we have not been able to control yet... #publichealthemergency #ph260720…
According to @CDCgov and @NIDAnews, more than 70,000 Americans die every year due to opioid overdose. That is 70,000 lives (read in bold!) lost every year, the majority of which is preventable. #opioidepidemic #opioidskill #opioidoverdose #ph260720 Image
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