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COVID-19, Unemployment Compensation, and State Medicaid Expansion Decisions

This report shows how the additional levels of unemployment insurance provided through the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program affects eligibility for subsidized coverage in expansion and nonexpansion states.

The authors also simulate the effects on eligibility of extending the additional federal unemployment compensation, currently limited to 16 weeks, through the remainder of 2020, as proposed in the ‘‘Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act.’’