Americans being laid off to lose medical coverage

Pedro Gonçalves
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As the global virus outbreak is forcing companies to lay off workers, in America that means millions will lose their health insurance at moment of need. In the past two weeks the reality of the covid-19 pandemic has hit the country. States and cities have been weighing public health measures, making changes to government health plans, and pushing sweeping changes to everyday life. Roughly half of Americans get their health insurance from their employer, but as the pandemic has forced people to stay home and businesses to lay off workers, these layoffs mean not only losing their income...

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