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Overview of the US Health Insurance Market

Oct. 3, 2012
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The US Health Insurance market is a complex mix of payors. Today (2012), consumers are covered by government funded programs (Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare), Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance, or on the individual market. There is also a significant percentage of the population that is uninsured.