Dr. Robin Hauser (center), a pediatrician in Tampa, Florida, got COVID in February, seven weeks after receiving her second dose of vaccine. Daughter Molly and son Brady (right) live at home and also got COVID , while husband Brian and son Jacob (left) did not.\Carrie Wildes Photography
As with everything covid right now — testing, vaccinations and hospital capacity — ramping up contact tracing has become a race against time as new, more contagious variants of the virus threaten to accelerate transmission of the disease
Reinsurance programs, which are gaining in popularity across the country, use federal money to help pay insurers who cover patients with high medical bills. They've helped curtail premium increases in Oregon.