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How Much Will COVID-19 Drive Up Uninsured Numbers? New Report Underscores How Hard It Is to Know

This commentary outlines recent data that examines how difficult it will be to predict the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the uninsured rate.

The current recession associated with the pandemic is undoubtedly going to result in more people enrolling in public coverage and will also drive up the uninsured rate in the United States, especially in states that have not expanded Medicaid. But how many, and when, is unclear.