This is a five-minute cartoon video that explains health insurance using fun, easy-to-understand scenarios. It's a light-hearted treatment of a difficult topic, breaking down important insurance concepts, such as premiums, deductibles and provider networks. The video explains how individuals pay for coverage and obtain medical care and prescription drugs when enrolled in various types of health insurance, including HMOs and PPOs.
This is the third YouToons video written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a nationally recognized surgeon and Foundation trustee, narrates the video.