Holding Onto Insurance That Works

by VR Sreeraman on Sep 30 2009 11:53 AM

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.

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.

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