The act, which has survived multiple Republican attempts to tear it down in the 11 years since it was signed, has had a sweeping impact on the nation's health care system and on the lives of tens of millions of Americans. The law also allows parents to keep their children on their health insurance plans until age 26 and enables patients to obtain free mammograms, cholesterol checks and birth control.
Thousands of uninsured Texans eligible for coverage during special enrollment for the Affordable Care Act Marketplace
The City of Tyler is in the top 10 most uninsured small cities in the U.S. with more than 21% of people under 65 lacking coverage, according to Sidecar Health, a company that partners with healthcare plan providers. Texas has a history of high rates of people lacking healthcare coverage and the COVID-19 pandemic only made it worse.
Anderson said he and his mother had too many risk factors to ignore the vaccines: "We checked too many of those boxes.” For actor Anthony Anderson, it was not enough to take his mother and more than 20 other family members and friends to get their Covid-19 vaccine shots.
Duration: 01:07 Moderna Applies for Full COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization. On June 1, Moderna followed Pfizer in becoming the second pharmaceutical company to apply to the FDA for full vaccine approval for adults 18 and older. Approval would allow the drugmaker to market its vaccine directly to consumers.
A shrinking population of unvaccinated people say they're eager to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible, according to a poll released Friday. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) Vaccine Monitor determined that while 62 percent of respondents reported getting their COVID-19 shot, 4 percent say they will get vaccinated at soon as possible.
‘My family is gone! By the end of this flu season most of you will be dead!’ the anguished father yells in a viral TikTok video As more Covid vaccines become available to Americans aged 12 up, another obstacle remains for the teens to get vaccinated: their parents.
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — New Yorkers who experience side effects after getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to take a paid sick day — a measure aimed at assuaging non-vaccinated residents’ concerns about missing work, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. The New York State Department of Labor is set to release guidance that will require employers to let workers who experience side effects take a paid day off, Cuomo said at a news briefing on Thursday.
But they can be persuaded.In the same survey, a substantial number of unvaccinated people said they would be willing to get a shot if their employer gave them time off for the shot, if their employer offered a cash bonus, or if their employer set up a vaccination clinic on site.
Though the federal government has made clear that vaccines should be available to people regardless of their immigration status, 4 in 10 unvaccinated Latinos (39 percent) said they are concerned that they might be required Unvaccinated Latinos are two times more likely than whites to want a Covid-19 vaccine, highlighting an opportunity for targeted outreach to boost overall vaccination rates, according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
On-campus vaccinations have begun at Miami-Dade County Public Schools.The school district had planned a joint effort with Miami-Dade County to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for students over age 16, school staff and the general public -- but when the CDC approved the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up on Friday, the event turned into a greater opportunity for parents to get their adolescents vaccinated.
The Moderna vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines are still approved for emergency use in people ages 18 and older.Both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have been testing the vaccines on children ages 12 to 17.Moderna and Pfizer also recently started testing the vaccine on children ages 6 months to 11 years old.
Covid-19 vaccine incentives: A million dollars in Ohio. $100 savings bonds in West Virginia. How incentives could improve the vaccination rate
The state will give away millions of dollars to vaccinated people and full scholarships to vaccinated children through special lotteries.But will those incentives work?In theory, yes, a survey shows.In a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 47% of people who say they want to "wait and see" before being vaccinated said paid time off to get it would make them more likely to do so, and 39% said a financial incentive of $200 from their employer would work.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Latinos are forgoing COVID-19 shots because of concerns about losing work hours, getting a bill, and for some, immigration worries.That’s according to a new poll that offers insights into how to raise vaccination rates among the nation’s largest ethnic minority.
Less than half of Americans are confident in the safety of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after its use was temporarily paused, according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.Deana Montella is the Chief Nursing Officer of True Health, a community health center system in Central Florida.
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many local nurses to the verge of burnout.A Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 3 of 10 health care workers have considered getting out of the field.During National Nurses Week in 2021, many nurses say they need more support--mentally, emotionally, and physically.
25% Of Parents Don’t Plan On Getting Children Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Kaiser Family Foundation Study Finds
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – With Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine getting the green light from the FDA for children 12 to 15, parents are now making decisions on whether it’s right for their child.“I want them protected from COVID-19 and I want the community protected,” parent Frances Knipp said.
As the vaccine rollout continues for children, misinformation is swirling more than ever.Here's what parents need to know.The Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children in the U.S. who are between 12 and 15 years olds, a step that infectious disease and public health experts believe is crucial to help the country return to some level of “normality.” It’s also exciting news for many parents who are eager to get their children vaccinated, especially after grappling with how to proceed when they are fully immunized but their kids are not.
As the vaccination effort against COVID-19 continues across Georgia, more doctors fear that we’ll not reach herd immunity as the number of people getting vaccinated continues to drop.Yolanda Darnell is part of the 65% of Georgians who have yet to receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.