Jun 26, 2020 - Health
ACA enrollment up 46% due to coronavirus job losses
The number of people who lost jobs and related health coverage and then signed up for Affordable Care Act health plans on the federal website was up 46% this year compared with 2019, representing an increase of 154,000 people, the federal government said in a new report.
The bottom line: The rush of people going to HealthCare.gov was tied to "job losses due to COVID-19," the government said.
Yes, but: Medicaid enrollment due to coronavirus-related job losses appears to be growing even faster than enrollment in ACA plans, according to the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute.
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