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A real way forward to covering uninsured
23 June, 2009
By David Blatt
POINT OF VIEW: Gradual expansion of Insure Oklahoma
Who pays to provide health care to people without insurance? We all do. A recent study by the health care policy group Families USA calculated that the average family with insurance paid more than $1,000 in higher premiums in 2008 to help absorb the costs of uncompensated care. This cost-shifting, or “hidden health tax,” is one of the main drivers of the rising cost of health insurance here in Oklahoma and across the nation.
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