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.
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.
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