More than half a million Tennesseans have filed for unemployment since March 15. Many of them likely lost their health coverage along with their regular paycheck (national figures show about half of Americans have employer-provided health insurance). For those now living through an unexpected loss of coverage during a health crisis, a critical question is, what now?
In this edition of HealthConnections, Dr. Carole Myers outlines several options for people to get covered, from COBRA to TennCare. She explains pros and cons, and offers information to help ease the path.
And if you want a hard copy for reference, we've got your back. Here's a handy PDF Dr. Myers put together that recaps the episode's verbal discussion. Read it here, or download your own copy at the link below.
Click here to open or download the HealthConnections Guide to Health Insurance Options for the Recently Unemployed.