Fact Sheet ACA Offers Protection as the COVID-19 Pandemic Erodes Employer Health Insurance Coverage
Michael Karpman, Stephen Zuckerman
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This fact sheet, using data from the Urban Institute’s Coronavirus Tracking Survey, finds 3.1 million adults lost employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) between March/April and September 2020 – but these losses were not matched by a corresponding increase in uninsurance. The public and private health insurance coverage options bolstered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are mitigating the impact of ESI losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the California v. Texas lawsuit the Supreme Court will hear on November 10, 2020, could put the protections offered by the ACA at risk.

Research Areas Health and health care Families
Tags Health insurance Economic well-being Federal health care reform Health care delivery and payment Health equity Private insurance Public health From Safety Net to Solid Ground Social determinants of health
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