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What Systemic Changes Are Needed Now That Millions In The US Are Newly Uninsured?

May 7, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with award-winning health journalist Trudy Lieberman about the current state of US health coverage since the Affordable Care Act passed 10 years ago.

Almost 13 million people have lost their health insurance after losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Advocates say the majority of people can’t afford insurance alternatives. What options are available and what systemic changes are needed? 

Guest:

Trudy Lieberman, award-winning health journalist, contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review and contributing editor to the Center for Health Journalism

Web Resources:

Center for Health Journalism, Trudy Lieberman: As people lose their jobs, reporters need to explain these key health coverage programs

Vox, Dylan Scott: Thousands will go uninsured in the Covid-19 outbreak because Republicans rejected Medicaid expansion

The Prospect, Robert Kuttner: Laid-Off Workers Lost Health Coverage: Where’s Pelosi?

The Washington Post, Amy Goldstein: First, the coronavirus pandemic took their jobs. Then, it wiped out their health insurance.