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.
To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link https://media.jamanetwork.com/
Editor’s Note: Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflict of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.
# # #
Embed this link to provide your readers free access to the full-text article This link will be live at the embargo time https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama-health-forum/fullarticle/10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.1632?utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_term=061722
About JAMA Health Forum: JAMA Health Forum has transitioned from an information channel to an international, peer-reviewed, online, open access journal that addresses health policy and strategies affecting medicine, health and health care. The journal publishes original research, evidence-based reports and opinion about national and global health policy; innovative approaches to health care delivery; and health care economics, access, quality, safety, equity and reform. Its distribution will be solely digital and all content will be freely available for anyone to read.
JAMA Health Forum