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COVID making health care more unaffordable, many losing coverage

Gantz, August 19, 2020, Sarah Gantz The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) Aug 19, 2020 Updated Aug 19, 2020   COVID-19 could make health care even more unaffordable for Americans, study finds,

More than 40% of American adults under age 65 don’t have sufficient health insurance and struggle to pay for health care, and the coronavirus pandemic could make health care even more unaffordable, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Fund.Previous research has found that the unprecedented rise in unemployment due to the pandemic has not meant an equally dramatic rise in the number of people who are uninsured. That’s because many people who lost their job during the pandemic never had insurance to lose in the first place. Many got covered under a spouse’s plan, while others became poor enough that they could qualify for Medicaid But health-care affordability is about more than insurance — ask anybody who is insured and still can’t afford health care. The pandemic will just aggravate family budgets, sa

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