TITLE

The new underinsured

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, Melanie
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;8/9/2010, Vol. 40 Issue 32, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the financial risks that low-income families and insurance providers face with the new health reform. The Health reform will reportedly ensure that households are protected from the financial stress of medical bills but experts say that the law can add stress to household budgets. According to the author, this insurance may not be enough for low-income families and chronically ill people and could reportedly create a new wave of underinsured.
ACCESSION #
52926142

 

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