“The Most Important Coronavirus Statistic: 42% Of U.S. Deaths Are From 0.6% Of The Population,” by Avik Roy, Forbes
“Americans are vigorously debating the merits of continuing to lock down the U.S. economy to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A single statistic may hold the key to resolving this debate: the astounding share of deaths occurring in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 2.1 million Americans, representing 0.62% of the U.S. population, reside in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. … According to an analysis that Gregg Girvan and I conducted for the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, as of May 22, in the 43 states that currently report such figures, an astounding 42% of all COVID-19 deaths have taken place in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
I wonder how many Medicaid planners are sharing this information with their Medicaid Asset Protection Trust clients.