How Will The 'Unbanked' Buy Insurance On The Exchanges?

Kaiser Health News staff writer Sarah Varney, working in collaboration with NPR, reports: "When movie stars become unbankable, they’re no longer a slam dunk at the box office. When investments become unbankable, they’re relegated to the junk pile. For ordinary Americans deemed unbankable, those who don’t have a traditional checking or savings account, it can be hard to simply pay bills. And that is about to become a big problem for those who also lack health coverage -- and for the health insurance companies trying to sell them coverage. After all, how do you sell a product to a customer who has no way to pay you?" (Varney, 5/20). Read the story.

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