Many Americans, particularly women, are having difficulty paying for their required health care services — especially dental and mental health care needs — despite having health insurance through their employers.
That’s according to a recent report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
“Many Americans get their health insurance coverage through their employers, but the health insurance plans offered to workers provide lower benefits than in the past,” José A. Pagán, professor and chair of the Department of Public Health Policy and Management at the NYU School of Global Public Health, told Fox News Digital in an interview.
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He is co-author of the new paper published in JAMA.
“There is a tremendous amount of waste in the system and those costs are being transferred to everyday American workers,” said Dr. Marty Makary, a Fox News medical contributor and professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.
Some 61% of working-age Americans in 2019 obtained health insurance coverage through their employers, according to the study’s…