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Why your health insurance is tied to work


Open enrollment is around the corner, which means soon it will be time to pick your health insurance again. And you may ask yourself: Why do we do it this way? In 2022, almost 55 percent of Americans got their insurance through an employer, meaning that your employment status and where you work are major factors in the kind of coverage you get. This week on The Weeds, we go back in time with Senior Correspondent Dylan Scott about why our insurance is so tied to where we work. 

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The Vox guide to open enrollment 

Why you're stuck with your company's health insurance plan 

Vox explores health care systems around the world in Everybody Covered (2020) 

The Weeds: Three roads to universal coverage (2020) 

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