Lost jobs mean lost health coverage for 82,900 Alabamians in 2009

Approximately 82,900 adults in Alabama have lost health insurance coverage in 2009 because of the state's rising unemployment, according to a report issued today by the Washington, D.C.-based health consumer organization Families USA and Arise Citizens' Policy Project.

"Losing a job is a huge blow to working families," ACPP executive director Kimble Forrister said. "Because that also usually means losing health insurance, it's a double whammy. That's why health reform is so important. It will protect families from losing coverage when they lose or change jobs."

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Read full report, "One-Two Punch: Unemployed and Uninsured."

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