When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the U.S. had 30 million uninsured people and more than 40 million who were underinsured. According to the Commonwealth Fund’s latest Biennial Health Insurance Survey, more than 43 percent of working-age adults were inadequately insured in the first half of 2020.
A majority of personal bankruptcy cases examined in a new study were brought about by high medical bills—just as most bankruptcy cases were before the passage of the Affordable Care Act. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are rapidly accelerating across the United States, inundating health systems one after the other. However, Biden and his administration have made clear they will not impose meaningful restrictions to stem the tide of a growing catastrophe.