By Monica E. Oss Since the start of the pandemic, 53 million Americans have filed for unemployment (see New Unemployment Claims Rise For The First Time Since April), close to 16% of the adult population. For many of these people, the loss of their job also means a loss of health insurance. Exactly how many Americans will lose their health insurance is not clear. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 27.9 million non-elderly Americans—8.5% of the adult population—were uninsured (see Key Facts About The Uninsured Population). A third of the workers experiencing job loss have insurance through another family member’s job and a quarter have coverage…
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