CBO estimates that at any given point in 2019, about 12 percent of the population under age 65, or 30 million people, were uninsured— that is, they were not enrolled in a private health insurance plan or a government health program that provides comprehensive major medical coverage. Examining that uninsured population in 2019 reveals groups that were often not reached by current federal programs, subsidies, and other sources of coverage even during a strong economy with historically low unemployment. Those insights will remain important in 2020 and beyond, even though the number of people without health insurance is estimated to increase as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, economic changes, and other factors.
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- CBO’s Estimate of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Effects of H.R. 4996, The Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services Act of 2020
- S. 332, A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to submit to Congress a report on repealing the manifestation periods for presumptions of service connection