PolitiFact Rates Public Citizen Tweet Regarding Healthcare Coverage During Coronavirus Pandemic

By Madeline Heim

“The group Public Citizen, a progressive think tank that advocates for universal health care, tweeted April 4, 2020 that 3.5 million Americans lost employer-tied health insurance in March.

In the tweet, the U.S. total stood in stark contrast at the bottom of a list of 20 other nations — beginning with Australia, Belgium and Canada, and ending with Sweden, Turkey and the U.K. — that, combined, tallied for zero people losing health insurance.

Is the claim accurate?”

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