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WATCH: For Many Americans, Health Coverage is Tied to a Job — and Now They Have Neither

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Consequences of the unemployment driven by the novel coronavirus pandemic will reverberate through the U.S. economy for months, if not years.

One result: as millions of Americans lose their jobs, they are also losing their health care coverage — and for many, there aren’t affordable insurance alternatives available.

NewsHour’s Paul Solman reports on the connection between employment and health insurance.