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Pandemic Fuels Rise in Mental Health Prescriptions

Pandemic Fuels Rise in Mental Health Prescriptions

The number of Americans prescribed mental health medication has gone up almost 7% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This increase means that nearly 65 million people (1 in 5) are now taking prescription medication to help them cope with stress, anxiety or depression.

A Year At Risk: Race, Ethnicity and COVID-19

A Year At Risk: Race, Ethnicity and COVID-19

People of color have disproportionately borne a greater share of the pandemic’s toll. As a proportion of the population, people of color have a higher rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths per 100k people, lower vaccination rates, higher rate of frontline and essential workers, less ability to work from home, and a higher rate of unemployment.

Loss of Opportunity: Women and COVID-19

Loss of Opportunity: Women and COVID-19

With fewer jobs, unequal access to healthcare and more exposure to COVID-19 on the frontlines, our data suggests that women - especially women of color - have disproportionately borne a greater share of the pandemic’s toll.

Riskiest Places to Travel During Spring Break

Riskiest Places to Travel During Spring Break

Spring Break in 2021 will not only have the dangers of road conditions but the added health dangers of traveling during a pandemic. However, depending on where you’re traveling this year those risks can be greater than other destinations.

Which states are staying home. And is it working?

Which states are staying home. And is it working?

It’s been nearly a year since the first cases of COVID-19 led to lockdowns, travel warnings and stay-at-home orders. But how many people have actually stayed home? And is it working? QuoteWizard Bureau of Transportation Statistics and found that the number of people staying home varied widely by state.

States with the Worst Road Infrastructure

States with the Worst Road Infrastructure

QuoteWizard analyzed road infrastructure data to see which states ranked overall for worst road infrastructure.

States Estimated to Benefit Most From the Open Enrollment Extension

States Estimated to Benefit Most From the Open Enrollment Extension

Health insurance open enrollment is available for those who are uninsured or would like to switch health plans. Which states are to benefit most from the special enrollment extension?

U.S. Birth Rates in Steady Decline. Here's Where and Why.

U.S. Birth Rates in Steady Decline. Here's Where and Why.

The pandemic caused economic uncertainty and insecurity which changed women’s plans of birthing children. Which states saw the largest birth decreases over the last five years.