Findings indicate that though joblessness will likely affect uninsurance rates throughout the country, states that did not expand Medicaid under the ACA will see larger increases in uninsurance if current policy fails to adapt to the COVID-19 virus. Medicaid coverage will sharply increase as workers become unemployed due to the pandemic, particularly in Medicaid expansion states.
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