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Insurers' offers to cover COVID-19 treatment are expiring

Aug 21, 2020
The offers made business sense at the height of the pandemic. Things are more complicated now.
A health care worker swabs a patient during a COVID-19 test. While testing is covered by insurance under federal law, treatment isn't.
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California court to rule on gig worker classification

Aug 5, 2020
The issue has big implications for workers' access to safety net benefits that have become crucial during the pandemic.
A driver takes part in a caravan protest against Uber and Lyft in Los Angeles. For many ride-share drivers, unemployment insurance and other benefits are major issues.
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With fewer people on health insurance, health care jobs could be in jeopardy, report says

The employer-provided health insurance losses projected to come could cost the U.S. economy another 1.5 million to 2.5 million jobs.
In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced revenue to health care providers made up 29% of the historic second-quarter GDP decline.
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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.
An ambulance sits in the emergency room bay of Lincoln Medical Center on April 16, 2020.
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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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