In 2018, more than a million Americans lost their jobs, and those that did are not the ones they were expecting.
For many of those employees, health care was never a priority, said Michael Riedel, president of the National Association of Retired Persons, which represents workers and retirees.
“You have people that had jobs, people that were just starting out in the workforce,” Riedeel said.
The bottom line is they don`t get health care, and they can`t afford it.””
It’s not going to save their lives.
The bottom line is they don`t get health care, and they can`t afford it.”
What to look for in a health care jobWhat to expect in a new jobHealth care coverage is the cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act, a law that took effect on March 1, 2010, and gave individuals and businesses a path to health coverage.
But as the ACA is set to expire at the end of September, it remains the law of the land, even as it has faced criticism for being too expensive and slow to change.
“There`s a lot of pressure on employers to get health coverage, and that`s why there is a lot more uncertainty around it,” Riesel said of the ACA.
“There`ve been a lot, I think, of confusion and misinformation about the ACA.”
The Affordable Care Acts health insurance mandate, known as the individual mandate, is a requirement that all individuals buy insurance and provide proof of income.
But many businesses don` t have the ability to collect this information, so some employers may not be able to get the required information.
For many people, the uncertainty of health coverage and their ability to get it will have a direct impact on their health, said Lisa L. Lefkowitz, a medical adviser with McKinsey & Company.
“It is a constant reminder that health care is a long-term investment,” Lefkoof said.
“We have to take care of ourselves, and if we are going to live to be 100, we need to have the support of others.
It is a critical component of our long-run health,” she added.
The National Center for Health Statistics, a nonprofit health research organization based in Atlanta, has released a report that provides estimates of the number of people who are unemployed and the number who are receiving health insurance through a job, based on data from the federal government.
The report shows that a third of those who lost their job due to the ACA were in jobs that didn`t offer health coverage to their workers.
“Many people are finding it hard to find a job that offers health care,” Lefeckowitz said.
She also noted that for many people who have lost their previous job, the only way they could afford their own health insurance was to work from home.
“Health care is one of the most basic needs for people.
It provides that basic safety net for the elderly, people with disabilities, people in low-income families,” Ledeckowitz added.
“But for many, it just doesn`t cover the cost, especially in times of economic stress.”
When we have these long-standing problems with health care in the United States, we just can` t get it right,” Leseckowitz concluded.