The Uninsured

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Paul Krugman asserts that Insurance companies avoid covering people who are likely to need care, but Alex Tabarrok has some inconvenient facts to share:

If insurance companies do avoid covering people who are “likely to need care,” this suggests that the uninsured are unhealthy. But 60% of the uninsured are in excellent health (Table 10) (In fact, overall the uninsured are only slightly less healthy than the insured).

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