Report: 9 Million Americans Lost Health Insurance Due to Unemployment
Roughly 9 million Americans lost their health insurance as a result of the economic downturn, according to a new report*. In all, an estimated 52 million Americans are currently without health insurance.
The number of uninsured Americans rose by 4.3 million in 2009, mainly due to job losses.
Most Americans receive health insurance benefits through their employer, and rising unemployment left many without coverage.
It's no surprise that those with the lowest incomes are most likely to be uninsured. Over 75 percent of the uninsured are members of the working-class.
Don't miss out on valuable health care because of cost. Find health insurance today and keep yourself healthy.
*The Commonwealth Fund