What Does Health Insurance Cover?


Catherine Rampell passes along the above chart:

As you can see, having private insurance doesn’t guarantee that the life-saving service you need — like kidney dialysis, or an organ transplant — will be covered at all by your plan. And even some services that would be considered relatively basic by many patients, like regular gynecological exams, are excluded.

It’s important to keep this in mind in discussions about giving more Americans access to “health insurance.”