Many options already exist to provide unemployed persons with health insurance or protection against health care costs. These include: continuous coverage provisions in many employer-paid health care plans; the conversion privilege offered in many of these same plans: coverage under a spouse’s or other relative’s plan; and the social safety net, Medicaid.
Statement of Jan Peter Ozga, Director of Health Care, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (pgs. 157-158, 160-168). Senate Finance Committee, Hearing, “Health Insurance for the Unemployed,” 98th Congress, First Session. Bill: Health Insurance for the Unemployed (Fold