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COVID “Long Haulers” Still Struggle with Coverage and Care

The COVID-19 public health emergency expires this spring, bringing an end to pandemic-related funding, infrastructure, and flexibilities. Meanwhile, millions of people continue struggling to find and pay for effective treatment for post-acute, COVID-related conditions. Karen Davenport provides an update on the progress—or lack thereof—towards covering the ongoing and unique care needs of these COVID “long haulers.”

July Research Roundup: What We’re Reading

New health policy research topped CHIR’s list of beach reads this July. For the latest monthly research roundup, we reviewed studies on marketplace enrollees’ denied claims, how marketplace coverage has benefitted small business and self-employed workers, and out-of-pocket spending on insulin.

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

COVID-19 survivors may experience new symptoms well after their initial infection. Health systems offer these patients help with managing their conditions, but COVID-19 is a novel disease, and research demonstrating effectiveness of treatments for many post-COVID conditions is sparse. Karen Davenport takes a look at some of insurance implications of the dearth of information on “long COVID.”

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