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Scores of Americans are losing their health insurance along with their jobs. Here's what the 2020 presidential candidates would do for them

Posted On: Mar 31, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Scores of Americans are losing their health insurance along with their jobs. Here's what the 2020 presidential candidates would do for them

Millions of Americans are losing their jobs and their health insurance as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Around half of Americans get their insurance through employers.
Biden, Sanders, and Trump have very different visions for improving the nation's healthcare system and expanding insurance.
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Millions of Americans are losing their jobs as a result of the economic shutdown from the coronavirus pandemic. That raises the prospect many will be losing their health insurance too, making it harder for people to gain access to medical care during an extraordinary public health emergency.
Around half of Americans get their health insurance through their employer, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. This establishes a strong connection between work and insurance coverage in the US.
Initial data from the Labor Department showed 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment claims in the week ending March 21, a record-breaking spike. Some experts...

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