Health Insurance Coverage in the State of Florida
After reading the background materials as well as additional information you find from the literature and online sources, respond to the following questions for this module’s SLP:
1.Discuss the sources of health insurance coverage in your home state, or any state of your choosing, for the following groups:
◦Seniors age 65 and older
◦Children younger than 18
◦Low-income families with at least one child, whose family income is below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level
◦Employees of large companies (more than 100 employees)
◦Employees of small businesses
◦Part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees
2.Discuss whether the groups listed above need to contribute to the premiums of their health insurance.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: Write a 1-page paper.
Claxton, G. (2008). How Private Health Care Coverage Works: A Primer. A Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Report. Available at http://www.kff.org/insurance/upload/7766.pdf (Retrieved 11/21/2012)
Eibner, C., Hussey, P., & Girosi, F. (2010) The Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Workers’ Health Insurance Coverage. New England Journal of Medicine, 363 (15), 1393-1395. Available at http://healthpolicyandreform.nejm.org/?p=12339 (Retrieved 11/21/2012)
RAND Corporation. (2010). US Health Care Today: Coverage. Available at http://www.randcompare.org/us-health-care-today/coverage#current-levels-of-coverage (Retrieved 11/21/2012)
Kaiser Family Foundation (2009). Health Insurance and Access to Health Care: the Evidence. Available at: http://kff.org/interactive/health-insurance-and-access-to-health-care-tutorial/