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Telebriefing: Without Federal Support for Health Insurance, Many More Jobs Will Be Lost

08.04.2020

This media telebriefing discussed Families USA’s new report, Without Federal Support for Health Insurance, Job Losses will Become Significantly Worse, which explores the impact of COVID-19-related insurance losses on employment. The report indicates if unemployment remains roughly at May levels, the resulting loss of comprehensive health insurance would eliminate an estimated 1.5 million to 2.5 million jobs in health care and related industries. More than half of these job losses (53%) would take place in seven states (Texas, California, Florida, New York, Illinois, Georgia, and Pennsylvania)

Presenters:

  • Fredrick Isasi – Executive Director, Families USA
  • Stan Dorn – Director of the National Center for Coverage Innovation, Families USA

Listen to the telebriefing from August, 4th, 2020.