Uninsurance rates rose in part due to cuts to marketplace outreach and enrollment funds, shorter open enrollment periods for ACA marketplace coverage, and the federal government’s refusal to pay insurers to provide cost-sharing reductions for low-income marketplace enrollees. Coverage losses are expected to mount further in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 recession.
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