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  • Should College Athletes Buy Disability Insurance?

    Kevin Ware's grisly leg fracture during Louisville's run to the title was excruciating to watch for anyone—but especially so for NCAA athletes, who were reminded of how quickly and violently hopes of an eventual professional career can be put in jeopardy. Mishaps like Ware's help explain why athletic-disability insurance policies, once reserved for elite professionals and their clubs to [...]

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    Michigan workers are losing their health-care coverage at a greater rate than any other state. In 2000, about 78 percent of Michigan workers got insurance through their employer. By 2011, that fell to about 63 percent. Lynn Blewett is a University of Minnesota professor who took part in the national study funded by the nonprofit Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "We wanted to get a [...]

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