Is Health Insurance Coverage Rising or Falling?
Several newspapers today are reporting on a Census Bureau report indicating the number of uninsured Americans is declining. However, GoozNews points out that there is a steady decline in private insurance coverage. Americans are seemingly relying more and more on publicly-funded insurance. As private, employer-sponsored health insurance declines, will Americans move towards individual private health insurance or publicly-sponsored health coverage (or even a single-payer system)?
Update: Many publications and blogs are commenting on this Census Bureau report. WSJ Healthblog covers it here.
Update: Maggie Mahar at the HealthBeat Blog has excellent commentary on the Census Bureau report.