Millions of Americans who get health coverage from employers could lose coverage during COVID-19
Last updated 9/3/2020 at 7:07pm
Most Americans receive health insurance through their job or a family member’s job. So, when workers lose their jobs, they and their family members run the risk of losing their health coverage as well.
Previously released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement show that about 55.1% of the U.S. population – some 178 million people – had employer-sponsored insurance or ESI in 2018.
A more detailed portrait of ESI gives a glimpse at those who may be at risk of losing their health insurance in light of recent economic up...