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    Force Into Coverage

    In this sentence from a website:

    "Facing growing opposition from his own party, President Obama today proposed a fix to a key component of his signature health care law, allowing Americans who are losing their coverage because of the Affordable Care Act to keep their plans for up to a year before being forced into coverage that meets the new standards."

    Is "being forced into coverage" grammatically wrong, because the sentence makes it possible to write "He is in insurance coverage" to mean "He has insurance coverage". Would "being forced into getting coverage" be better?

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    Re: Force Into Coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by inciner View Post
    In this sentence from a website:

    "Facing growing opposition from his own party, President Obama today proposed a fix to a key component of his signature health care law, allowing Americans who are losing their coverage because of the Affordable Care Act to keep their plans for up to a year before being forced into coverage that meets the new standards."

    Is "being forced into coverage" grammatically wrong, because the sentence makes it possible to write "He is in insurance coverage" to mean "He has insurance coverage". Would "being forced into getting coverage" be better?
    Welcome to the forum.

    "... before they are forced into taking out insurance coverage".

    No, you cannot say "He is in insurance coverage". A person either has insurance [cover] or they do not have insurance [cover].
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Force Into Coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    "... before they are forced into taking out insurance coverage".

    No, you cannot say "He is in insurance coverage". A person either has insurance [cover] or they do not have insurance [cover].
    Thanks! So, "being forced into (insurance) coverage" is not correct, and "being forced into getting (insurance) coverage" is better.

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