Even before pandemic struck, more US adults were uninsured

Credit: SeattlePI.com- Published on September 30, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 2.5 million more working-age Americans were uninsured last year, even before the coronavirus pandemic struck, according to a government report issued Wednesday.

The study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 14.5% of adults ages 18 to 64 were uninsured in 2019, a...
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Volunteer program helps older residents during pandemic
As seniors cope with living alone during the ongoing pandemic, the "Cheer a Senior" program is tackling isolation and loneliness by helping with not only shopping or errands but also building long-lasting connections." Older adults who are lonely are much more likely, for instance, to be a fall risk. They're much more likely to be a target for elder abuse or for scams that are directly aimed at older adults," said Karyl Dupée, clinical supervisor with St. Jude Medical Center Senior Services in Fullerton CA, part of Providence St. Joseph Health System. More than 80 volunteers, like Mark Pennington, check on seniors every week to see if they need things like groceries, prescriptions - or just simply someo...

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