private health insurance
DEFINITION: Private health insurance – plans marketed by the private health insurance industry – currently dominates the U.S. health care landscape, with approximately two-thirds of the non-elderly population covered by private health insurance.
Coverage includes policies obtained through employer-sponsored insurance, with approximately 62 percent of non-elderly Americans receiving insurance provided as a benefit of employment. Another 5 percent of the non-elderly group bought coverage outside of the workplace on the individual health insurance market. Read our overview of private health insurance.
November 8, 2014 – The uninsured slice has dropped by around 26 percent in just the first year of the exchanges/Medicaid expansion being operational. That's… Read more
October 30, 2013 – Not only will the states end up paying billions of dollars in uncompensated care for residents who remain uninsured, but private health… Read more
March 28, 2013 – In fact, one of the real objectives of the “Time for Affordability” PR and advertising campaign the insurance industry is waging is to… Read more
September 29, 2010 – Private health insurance continues to dominate the U.S. health care landscape. The majority of Americans under 65 continue to get their… Read more
June 22, 2010 – This headline from The Los Angeles Times had to be a day brightener for President Obama yesterday. The POTUS spent an awful lot of time… Read more