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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:12 PM

The Collapse of Employment-Based Coverage

Reed Abelson at Economix points us to a startling study on the effects of the Great Recession on health insurance. You can see similar trends in the Census data, but for whatever reason this survey — carried out by a highly reputable group — is even stronger. Here’s the key picture:



What this says is that the system that has provided workable insurance coverage to many (but not enough) Americans is coming apart at the seams. And this in turn means that if health reform goes down, we’re going to be looking at a wave of misery spreading across the land.

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/the-collapse-of-employment-based-coverage/

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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:20 PM

1. Hastening medicare for all.

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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:39 PM

2. You would think republicans would be alarmed by this chart

What it basically says is that private health insurance is no longer feasible. The insurance companies are pricing themselves out of the market.

And they'd better quit bitching about "Obamacare" because what happens if it fails is apt to look a lot like medicare for everybody.

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