Holding Onto Insurance That Works

by VR Sreeraman on  September 30, 2009 at 11:53 AM Health Insurance News
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 Holding Onto Insurance That Works
As part of the continuing series, "Are You Covered?" Kaiser Health News and NPR profile Dave Koenig. He has a job with good benefits. Still, he thinks some aspects of the insurance industry should be changed to protect patients from losing coverage" (Weiss, 9/28). Watch the video.
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KHN also explains the basics of employer-based insurance. "Most Americans, 162 million, get health insurance through their employers. Sixty percent of employers offer health benefits, according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust.

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Generally, employers subsidize the cost of the insurance, but workers share the expense through a variety of payments, including premiums, co-payments and deductibles" (Villegas, 9/28).

Source: Kaiser Health News
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