September 23, 2020
AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin Testifies on Insurance Coverage and the COVID-19 Pandemic
In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health this morning, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on health insurance coverage.
His central points:
- The enormous scale of job losses in the 2nd quarter of 2020 has raised the specter of widespread loss of employer-sponsored health insurance;
- To date, however, there is no compelling evidence of a dramatic change in the fraction of the population without health insurance; and
- To the extent that there is diminished employer-sponsored insurance, the marketplaces of the Affordable Care Act should be positioned to provide alternative coverage.