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July 23, 2020

Health Law Daily

By End Of Year, About 31.5 Million People Will Be Uninsured Due To Pandemic-Related Job Loss, Report Estimates

  • July 23, 2020

The RevCycle Intelligence (7/22, LaPointe) reports, “Approximately 31.5 million individuals will be uninsured by the end of the year, largely stemming from job losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new estimates from the Urban Institute.” Due to “pandemic-related job losses, researchers at the non-profit think tank are projecting the uninsured population to grow by 2.9 individuals in the last three quarters of 2020, representing a 10.0 percent increase.” Overall, “the total number of uninsured individuals by the end of the year will represent about 11.4 percent of the non-elderly US population, researchers stated a report released earlier this month.”