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Health inurance button on a keyboard Nearly two-thirds (64%) of consumers who have purchased health insurance through the marketplace at some point encountered at least some issues doing so. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Nearly three in 10 Americans lost health insurance coverage in 2020, and more than half of them remain uninsured. According to a recent survey by ValuePenguin:

Twenty-nine percent of consumers lost health insurance coverage at some point last year. The loss of coverage was exceptionally high for those who were laid off or furloughed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Forty-seven percent of respondents fell within this category. Additionally, 39 percent of individuals who were able to keep their job but had their hours or salary cut also lost coverage. Those who earn $100,000 or more a year and those with a bachelor’s degree were the least likely to lose coverage, at 19% and 22%, respectively.

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