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Economic crisis meant loss of coverage for millions, Commonwealth report says
Modern Healthcare

About 9 million adults became uninsured over the past two years, and even many with jobs saw an erosion of benefits that plunged more into medical debt and caused them to delay care, according to a new report.

During the economic crisis, only a quarter of people who lost employer-sponsored health benefits found another source of coverage, according to the report by the Commonwealth Fund. An estimated 52 million Americans were uninsured sometime in 2010, according to the telephone survey of about 4,000 adults nationwide.