Health Scare

Cohn, Jonathan
December 2001
New Republic;12/24/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 26, p19
Focuses on medical care in the United States. Information on how many Americans have lost their medical insurance due to unemployment; Increasing cost of medical care; U.S. government policy concerning health insurance; Focus on insurers rejected outright nearly half of the applications from a hypothetical 48-year-old woman who'd beaten breast cancer seven years before; Description of private insurance program for newly unemployed named COBRA; Usability of COBRA by five million people to extend their health insurance in 1999; Efforts for insurance an d health care of children.


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