Number of Uninsured Adults Rises by 5.4 Million

The New York Times reported on July 13, that the number of adults without health insurance in America rose by 5.4 million between February and May, according to a consumer advocacy group Families USA study. The study shows that about 16 percent or nearly 30.8 million adults are now uninsured. Job loss related to COVID-19 accounted for the spike in the number of uninsured adults, the study says. Not included in the count are family members of the newly uninsured, who may have also lost coverage. Nearly half the coverage losses were in five states: California, Texas, Florida, New York and North Carolina.