Yahoo Finance October 28, 2020
Adriana Belmonte

Health care access and affordability is arguably more crucial than ever amid the coronavirus pandemic and a presidential election offering two different views on health care.

Record unemployment numbers led to millions of Americans losing their employer-sponsored health care coverage in 2020. And while some are enrolled in programs like Medicaid, Medicare, and COBRA, others are turning to free and charitable health care clinics.

report from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), which serves approximately 2 million patients across 1,400 clinics nationwide, found that 74% of its clinics have experienced an increase in new, unemployed patients seeking medical care.

“For many people, when they lose their jobs, they suddenly lose their insurance and they don’t have any place to go, perhaps for medication refills,” NAFC Board...

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