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Coronavirus Cases Surging Across the Country

Six states – North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wyoming, Wisconsin, and Nebraska — had an average daily increase of more than 1,000 coronavirus cases per million people in the past week, and 13 additional states saw an average of upwards of 500 new daily cases per million people. Learn more in this Chart of the Week.

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Does public think Trump has a plan to protect pre-existing conditions

Half the Public Say President Trump Doesn’t Have a Plan to Protect People With Pre-Existing Conditions from Insurance Discrimination

The nomination of a new Supreme Court justice has placed heightened scrutiny on what President Trump’s administration would do to continue the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions if the Supreme Court invalidates the law.

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Half Older Adults in Worse Health Reported Anxiety or Depression During Pandemic at Higher Rates

Half of Older Adults in Worse Health Have Reported Anxiety or Depression During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Older adults who are already suffering from worse health conditions and heightened risk during the pandemic are combating the additional challenge of anxiety and depression at higher rates. Learn more in this Chart of the Week.

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How Health Insurers Responded to Applicants with Pre-existing Conditions Before and After the Affordable Care Act

The fate of the Affordable Care Act is again in doubt, with the Supreme Court set to hear arguments in California v. Texas days after the Presidential election. Protections for people with pre-existing conditions are at risk it is worth revisiting what it was like for people with pre-existing conditions to obtain coverage before this law.

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Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Deaths in Epic Electronic Health Records

Based on an analysis of electronic health records, Black, Hispanic, and Asian patients had significantly higher rates of hospitalization and death compared to their White counterparts.

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When Cost-Sharing Waivers for COVID-19 Treatment Expire for People with Private Insurance Plans

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.

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Chart Showing COVID-19 Cases Among California Child Care Facilities

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.

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US Has Higher Number of COVID-19 Cases Per Capita Compared to Other Countries That Reopened Schools

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.

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