By the Numbers: US sees health insurance crisis

A record number of Americans are losing their health insurance amid the pandemic.
0:59 | 07/15/20

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As of nineteen cases continue to spike throughout the country millions of newly unemployed Americans are now facing another crisis the loss of health insurance would take a closer look. By the numbers a record shattering five point four million laid off workers became uninsured between February and may of this year according to investment by families USA. Which is a consumer advocacy group. This increase is 39%. Higher than any annual increase ever recorded according to the study. 49% of this rise in the uninsured took place in just five states California Texas Florida New York. And also North Carolina and now at eight states 20% or more of adults are now uninsured and named Texas. Nearly 30% of all adults under the age of 65 now have no health insurance that's according to families USA. And when you include dependents an estimated 27 million Americans have lost employer sponsored health care since the pandemic began. According to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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