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COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on Insurance Coverage   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "Ever since 22 million people lost their jobs in March and April, there has been appropriate concern about the implications of this pandemic-driven job loss on health insurance coverage. Considering that roughly 56 percent of the U.S. population receives insurance through their employer, a substantial loss of employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) could trigger a large increase in uninsured rates at the same time that the country grapples with a global health pandemic--hardly an ideal situation. As a result, there have been a number of proposals over the last few months for addressing this assumed insurance loss. But how many people have actually lost their health insurance because of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] layoffs? The honest answer is that we don't know yet, and the lag time in the data means we won't know for a while."

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2020-09-25
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American Action Forum
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