Number of Uninsured Spiking Due to Layoffs – Valley News

Read article - Quotes Elliott Fisher, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a recent report from the National Center for Coverage Innovation. The report showed that tens of thousands of New Hampshire residents lost their health insurance as a result of layoffs during the pandemic. Fisher warned that the number could be higher, as the study only looked at data until May. "As with everything else in the United States, when things go wrong, the people who suffer are low-income people and racial minorities because of centuries of systemic racism," Fisher said. "The burden of a loss of employment and loss of insurance is going to fall squarely on the poor." (Picked up by Concord Monitor and Manchester Ink Link.)