Before the novel coronavirus outbreak, approximately 28 million Americans were uninsured. Now another 27 million are estimated to lose insurance coverage as jobs are lost and employment-based insurance evaporates, more than 20 percent of which are projected to have no other source of coverage.
Becoming uninsured devastates families and causes lasting economic harm and damages our nation’s health. How will we pay for medical care, COVID-related or not, for the growing number of out-of-work individuals? The answer is obvious: expand Medicaid eligibility.The Hill Op-Ed