Why the sickest workers may be among the first back to work

 

Source: Sarah Kliff, N.Y.Times ( Paid Registration )

Ms. Hanks, 62, recently had ovarian cancer treatment. With her immunity low, she was nervous about returning to her workplace. 

Ms. Hanks’s experience illustrates how America’s employment-based health insurance system could become another liability in the country’s fight to contain coronavirus. It could push workers at highest risk of serious illness from coronavirus back to work the fastest. Those people need coverage to treat the pre-existing conditions that make them vulnerable in the first place.

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