Why having a job makes it more likely you have health insurance

Nov 6, 2020
Historically, it's been all about building employee loyalty and tax breaks for businesses.
A student gets a COVID-19 test at a pop-up testing site in New York City in October.
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For seniors on Medicare, there are new offerings that may be appealing during COVID-19

Oct 15, 2020
Some supplemental plans offer benefits that are related to health care, like access to meal delivery services or transportation to medical appointments.
EMS medics treat a senior with COVID-19 symptoms in Houston, Texas.
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Copays no longer waived for some telehealth visits

Oct 1, 2020
The cost may push people in need of exams back to the doctor's office detering others from seeking medical help, health experts say.
Copays for virtual doctor appointments that were waived at the beginning of the pandemic are coming back.
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Treasury report on paying for long-term care offers few solutions for families

It only calls for modest tweaks to the private long-term care insurance market.
About half of Americans turning 65 these days will need some kind of long-term care and support services before they die.
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Census finds nearly 30 million people didn't have health insurance in 2019

Sep 16, 2020
With COVID-19-related job losses, health experts expect the number of people without insurance to grow this year.
A man has his temperature checked at a COVID-19 testing site in Long Beach, California. The number of Americans without health insurance is expected to go up this year.
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Months into the pandemic, dentists are finding their new normal

Sep 15, 2020
Patient loads are still down. And the cost of PPE is way up.
Dentists in protective gear treat a patient.
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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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