Could Obamacare save jobless Americans from coronavirus?

March 26, 2020, Politico, Susannah Luthi – A historic surge in jobless claims threatens to leave millions of Americans joining the ranks of the uninsured, an increasingly grim outlook in the country that’s emerging as the new global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. The moment is shaping up to be a clear test of Obamacare, on the same week the health care law turned 10 years old. The key question is whether the pandemic will drive the newly uninsured to the law’s health insurance marketplaces, proving the law’s value as a backstop, or if they’ll take their chances and forego coverage as the country braces for a possible recession.

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