Friday, June 13, 2008

coverage on The Minnesota Independent

Click here to see a blog post on The Minnesota Independent - an on-line independent newspaper about this blog

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Soundslides link

Here is a link to a Web site for the soundslides presentation with two people who are uninsured and in their 20's.

Uninsured 20-something soundslide

Monday, May 5, 2008

Health Insurance Statistics

Click below to find out some interesting statistics on health insurance from across the state and country that were mentioned in class:

Health Insurance Statistics

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The facts and figures from Insurance agent Laurie Brockhoff

Community Insurance Agent, Laurie Brockhoff
Gaylord, MN

-Laurie talks about the generals of being uninsured.

-Laurie talks about hypothetical costs and insurance coverage options.

-Laurie offers advice to the young and uninsured

Not Live, But Raw: University student Karah Barr

-Randi L. Niklekaj

Here's what you didn't see...

If you want some extra info about visiting the doctor without health insurance, check out my interview with Dr. Vener at Sibley Medical Center in Arlington, MN

More interviews to come.
-Randi L. Niklekaj

Young, healthy, and uninsured...

Photo: Jessica Mann

Matt Peterson is young, healthy and, like many people in their twenties, uninsured. He works at a restaurant to pay the bills and health insurance is the last thing on his mind. “It’s mainly a subject that I never think about,” he says. “It hasn’t really been an issue so far, because I’ve never had any major illness or injury or prescriptions that I have to pay a bunch of money for or anything like that”

While his situation is fairly common, some uninsured 20-somethings struggle with their budgets in order to try and make ends meet while having some type of health insurance. Some of them worry about a potentially costly accident or illness and others are required to be insured while in school.

Photo: Jessica Mann

A junior at the University of Minnesota, Joy Petersen has been researching insurance plans for months, after no longer being covered under her parents’ plan. “As of right now, I can’t afford insurance through any company,” she says. “I don’t have enough money to pay $118 dollars a month when it means the difference between just in case you get hurt and just in case you want to eat.”