According to an analysis conducted by the healthcare advocacy organization Families USA, an estimated 5.5 million Americans who lost their jobs also lost their health insurance. Among the states stricken the worst by a lack of healthcare coverage are Florida, California, Texas, North Carolina and New York. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a more accurate depiction of healthcare coverage loss in this country is an estimated 27 million people; a figure that includes the family members of those displaced from work. A topic of hot discussion around the country is how states respond to their individual needs, and whether expanded Medicaid coverage or subsidies are the best routes to curbing the number of those uninsured. At this point, the degree of understanding Americans have for their options in regaining insurance coverage is unclear, although, there are options available to those during this uncertain time.
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