Health Insurance iPad While the pandemic and employment horizons remain unclear, recent findings indicate that the impact on the number of uninsured Americans may not be as grave as first feared.

Just as the COVID-19 outbreak caught policymakers and health care providers by surprise in early 2020, a recent comparison of four detailed studies aimed at gauging the numbers of people who will lose their own employer-sponsored insurance and those who will become uninsured finds an array of projections and scenarios tied to the pandemic-led recession. 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Making Sense of Competing Estimates: The COVID-19 Recession’s Effect on Health Insurance Coverage” took a look at four studies released since May: two, a couple of months apart, by the Urban Institute, and two more by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Families USA. 

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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