Key Updates from the Health Center COVID-19 Survey (Week 4): Two in Three Patients Who Tested Positive for COVID-19 Were Racial/Ethnic Minorities

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released its 4th weekly summary of COVID-19 survey data on May 1st, 2020. This weekly summary is drawn from information provided by responding federally-funded community health centers on April 24, 2020. This data note summarizes key findings based on 1,038 health center responses (75 percent response rate).

The Week 4 Summary can be found here.

Weeks 2 and 3 are available at the links below:

If the Affordable Care Act is Repealed, What Would Be the Impact on Community Health Centers and the Communities They Serve?

This fall, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in California et al. v Texas et al. The Court will decide whether the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) “individual mandate” remains constitutional even though Congress has zeroed out the tax penalty for not maintaining health insurance. The Court also will decide whether, should the individual mandate be deemed unconstitutional, Congress, in setting the penalty at zero, actually intended to repeal the entire law.

Key Updates from the Health Center COVID-19 Survey: Week 3

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released its third weekly summary of COVID-19 survey data on April 24, 2020. This weekly summary is drawn from information provided by responding health centers on April 17, 2020. This data note produced by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative summarizes key findings based on 1,032 health center responses (78 percent response rate).

How Do The Coronavirus Laws Enacted By Congress to Date Address Access to Care for Medically Underserved Communities and Populations?

In recent days, multiple stories about COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on African Americans have emerged, and from these stories, it is becoming increasingly clear that the nation’s medically underserved communities and populations are at the highest risk for coronavirus and its worst effects.