Millions of newly unemployed Americans have lost health insurance, study finds

More than 5 million people who lost their jobs lost their health insurance and didn’t find an alternative.
Nearly 5.4 million workers lost their employer-provided health care insurance and have been unable to get it elsewhere.
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Lost health insurance? COBRA's an option, but it isn't cheap

May 13, 2020
The benefit allows you to keep your former employer's insurance plan — as long as you pay your former employer's share of the premium
Drive-up coronavirus testing in Culver City, California. Many people have lost their health coverage along with their jobs.
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With COVID-19, some states reopen the ACA marketplace for uninsured

May 5, 2020
The health plans, available to gig workers and the self-employed, are seeing an "influx of enrollment," one expert says.
About a dozen states and Washington, D.C., opened special enrollment periods for people to sign up for Obamacare.
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Will insurance companies cover mental health services' switch to telehealth?

Apr 10, 2020
Therapists and psychiatrists are just starting to submit their March bills.
Telehealth is becoming more popular because of stay-at-home orders.
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COVID-19 response complicated by inequities in health insurance, sick leave

Mar 6, 2020
More than 27 million Americans are uninsured, and millions more are underinsured, hampering public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference on Monday about the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York.
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For America's uninsured, COVID-19 will present extra challenges

Mar 4, 2020
Americans without insurance are less likely to seek medical care.
A researcher works in a lab that is developing testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Feb. 28, 2020 in Nutley, N.J.
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Middle-aged Americans worried about health care costs are less likely to seek care

Feb 10, 2020
A quarter of adults in their 50s and early 60s worry about paying for health insurance.
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How letters from the IRS saved lives

Dec 12, 2019
The letters, which went out to 3.9 million people, detailed how to sign up for health care coverage.
A new working paper found that health insurance reduces the probability of death.
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Disagreement over rule that would increase transparency in healthcare costs

Nov 15, 2019
A new rule would require hospitals to make public the prices for everything they charge for.
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