About 88% – nearly nine in ten – enrollees in the individual and fully-insured group markets are covered by plans that have taken action to limit out-of-pocket costs for patients undergoing treatment for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. However, after accounting for waivers that have already expired (20%) or are scheduled to expire by the end of September (16%), just over half of enrollees in these plans will still be eligible for waived cost-sharing in October and beyond.
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Across Major Polls, Voters Increasingly Disapprove of President Trump’s Handling of the Coronavirus Since April
Voters are increasingly negative in their views of how President Trump is handling the coronavirus, and with former Vice President Joe Biden garnering higher levels of trust on the issue, this could signal troubles for the president’s reelection if voters see the election as a referendum on his coronavirus performance. For now, though, President Trump still has strong support among his base of Republican voters.
COVID-19 Cases Among California Child Care Facilities Are Mostly Among Staff and Parents, Not Children
California recorded 1,365 COVID-19 cases linked to child care facilities as of July 22; 261 were among children.
U.S. Has Higher Number of COVID-19 Cases per Capita Compared to Other Countries That Reopened Schools
Schools in the U.S. are scheduled to reopen in the next few weeks and the federal government is encouraging in-person schooling, But other countries have not reopened schools with the levels of community transmission found in the U.S.
The pandemic is increasingly taking an emotional toll, with a majority of U.S. adults (53%) saying that worry and stress related to coronavirus has had a negative impact on their mental health. It’s the highest share so far. Women, young adults, Black people and those struggling financially are among the most affected. Learn more in this Chart of the Week.
Adults at Greater Risk of Severe Illness When Infected With Coronavirus If Kids Go Back to In-Person School
Millions of people at school and at home could be at heightened risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 if they become infected from kids returning to school in person. 3.3 million seniors live with school-age children and 1.5 million teachers are at risk due to their age or underlying health conditions. Learn more in this Chart of the Week.
In Medicare, Black and Hispanic Individuals Account for Disproportionate Share of COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations
Among Medicare beneficiaries, the latest data released in June 2020 from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services indicates that Black and Hispanic individuals represent a disproportionate share of cases and hospitalizations due to the coronavirus.
In 18 States, Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities Account for at Least Half of Their COVID-19 Deaths
As of May 14, 18 states are reporting that deaths due to COVID-19 occurring in long-term care facilities account for at least half of total deaths from the coronavirus pandemic those states. Learn more in this Chart of the Week.