“Survey finds nearly half of Americans having insurance coverage troubles” – Fierce Healthcare

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“A new survey from the Commonwealth Fund found that 43% of Americans experienced coverage instability, which could worsen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” (Getty/vinnstock)

by Robert King

“The first half of this year had 43% of working-age adults without stable insurance, an issue compounded by not just the COVID-19 downturn but by lingering problems with health plan affordability, a new survey finds.

“The survey, published Wednesday by the Commonwealth Fund, looks at reasons for instability in health insurance coverage, which has been thrown into disarray due to major job losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“’Even before the pandemic, people were struggling with inadequate health coverage and mounting medical debt,’ said David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund, in a statement. ‘It has never been more important to ensure that all U.S. residents have affordable, comprehensive coverage to survive this pandemic and beyond.'”

Read this article in its entirety at Fierce Healthcare.

 

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