(Austin, TX, Friday, May 1, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major economic impact, with unemployment swelling to levels not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. For many, this means they have also lost health insurance for themselves and their families.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases the Employment Situation Summary, otherwise known as the Employment or Jobs Report on the first Friday of each month and one study estimates that as many as 35 million Americans face losing their health insurance in the coming weeks.
Pushing through job loss and social distancing is already tough enough. Figuring out what to do after you’ve lost your health insurance brings additional stress, especially for those whose insurance covered their entire family. Fortunately, there are options available to make sure you and your family can access the coverage you need and tips to save money on prescriptions regardless of your insurance situation.
Dr. Holly Phillips, MD, RxSaver Medical Expert shares what options are available if you have recently lost your job and face losing your coverage.
Dr. Holly Phillips, MD, is an internist with a private practice in Manhattan and a medical expert for RxSaver By RetailMeNot. She has gained recognition as a medical contributor to CBS News. She is a contributing editor for Prevention, and has appeared in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, O, The Oprah Magazine and Town and Country among others. Dr. Phillips is the author of The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You’re Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good.