Researchers offer several policy solutions to increase the number of the newly-eligible unemployed who will have insurance through the crisis, including a special open-enrollment period for ACA marketplace plans nationwide, increased federal funds for Medicaid support, expanded Medicaid eligibility in the remaining 15 nonexpansion states, and more subsidization of marketplace coverage.
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