July 9 Webcast on the Underinsured (click to download)
A spotlight on the growing problem of the underinsured--those who have insurance but are still at risk for substantial out-of-pocket expenses. A recent study by Commonwealth Fund researchers found that the number of underinsured adults rose by 60 percent between 2003 and 2007, from 16 million to more than 25 million, with the rate nearly tripling for those with moderate or higher incomes. About half of the underinsured went without needed health care because of cost.
The program features panelists Helen Darling, president of the National Business Group on Health; Mila Kofman, Maine's superintendent of insurance; and Sara R. Collins, Ph.D., an assistant vice president at The Commonwealth Fund. AHCJ board president Trudy Lieberman moderates the session."
Check out the speaker bios and other info on the Talking Health page at www.healthjournalism.org/talkinghealth.