Will Insured Help Uninsured? Study Suggests Yes
Newswise ó One of the biggest questions facing Americans as the 2004 elections approach involves a tradeoff: Will those who currently have health insurance be willing to sacrifice in order to insure the 44 million people who donít?
The answer may turn out to be yes, according to the results of a new research study published in the August issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, especially if citizens have a chance to get together and talk about how coverage for the uninsured might affect them personally and society as a whole.
To explore whether the insured would help cover the uninsured, the research team based at the University of Michigan didnít turn to an opinion survey. Instead, they asked 322 insured people to play a board game thatís a cross between Monopoly and the Game of Life, but with a focus on health and insurance.