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COVID-19 Pandemic and Resulting Economic Crash Have Caused the Greatest Health Insurance Losses in American History   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "The greatest public health crisis in a century has caused the deepest economic crash since World War II. In a few short months, millions of workers lost their jobs. At least 16 million of them simultaneously lost access to health insurance formerly furnished by their employers. Despite these historic coverage losses, no COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] legislation yet signed into law has made a serious effort to protect comprehensive health insurance. One reason for this may be a lack of information. Policymakers know that millions of people are losing employer-based coverage. But they do not know how many people are becoming uninsured and how many are retaining coverage by shifting to insurance offered by a spousal employer, Medicaid, or the individual insurance market."

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Families USA
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