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Healthcare, freelanced: Where will gig economy workers get coverage?


By Chris TaylorNEW YORK - There are plenty of problems lurking on America's career ladder, but here is a big one: our healthcare systems are designed for the workforce of 1950. If you have a lifetime corporate 9-to-5 gig, then you probably have group health insurance.But what if that is not the kind of job you have? Well, good luck with that.More Americans than ever are falling into that second category, a scrappy mix of the self-employed, solo entrepreneurs, freelancers and contract workers. More than 57 million Americans, or 36 percent of the workforce, freelance, according to a recent ...

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 16:48 IST