New York Magazine, better known for its lists of the best plastic surgeons, devotes a cover story this week to the largest and fastest-growing group in the country without health insurance: Young people. Some good anecdotes in here.
"Those coming of age today are entering an economy where many of the old rules no longer apply. The paternalistic corporate culture of the past (full-time staff members supported for the long haul) has been largely replaced by a frenetic “permalance” model, the strivers and thrivers encouraged to jump from one company to the next as needed. There was a time when a health plan symbolized something—you were making it—but now benefits are scarce at many levels."