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A quarter of adults in employer plans are underinsured, Commonwealth Fund says

Dive Brief: A fourth of adults with employer-sponsored plans are underinsured, according to Commonwealth Fund’s latest biennial report assessing the health insurance landscape. Underinsurance is a potential signal that some adults may be unable to pay their medical bills, posing possible problems for providers and hospitals who prize patients with commercial coverage. Nearly half (43.4%)… Read More »

Skinny short-term plans deny coverage for pre-existing conditions: Commonwealth Fund

Dive Brief: Most short-term plans fail to provide basic healthcare benefits and many bar enrollees from obtaining coverage altogether, according to a new analysis from The Commonwealth Fund. For example, 100% of the plans in the five studied states — Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Alabama and Utah — denied enrollment based on an applicant’s existing health condition… Read More »

Health Insurance and Demand for Masking, Testing and Contact Tracing – New Data from The Commonwealth Fund

The coronavirus pandemic occasioned the Great Lockdown for people to shelter-at-home, tele-work if possible, and shut down large parts of the U.S. economy considered “non-essential.” As health insurance for working-age people is tied to employment, COVID-19 led to disproportionate loss of health plan coverage especially among people earning lower incomes, as well as non-white workers,… Read More »