JAMA Health Forum
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About The Study: Researchers found that unemployment-related health insurance coverage loss during the COVID-19 pandemic was substantially higher in states that had yet to expand Medicaid, whereas expanded eligibility allowed Medicaid to potentially buffer households from periods without health insurance coverage owing to unanticipated job loss.
Authors: Joseph Benitez, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, is the corresponding author.
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