June 13, 2021
Economy

Private Payers Boost Insurance Coverage, State Economies

By Hannah Nelson

– Private payers deliver health insurance coverage to hundreds of millions of Americans while providing millions of employment opportunities, according to AHIP’s Health Coverage: State-to-State 2021 biennial report.

“Health insurance providers are committed to ensuring that all Americans have affordable, high-quality coverage and equitable care,” Matt Eyles, president and CEO of AHIP, said in a press release.  “As job creators, we are also committed to empowering the communities we serve, particularly those that have been historically underserved or underrepresented.”

Utah had the largest share of privately insured people, with 70 percent of residents covered under a private insurance plan.

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