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In the US, if employers such temporary agencies do not provide health coverage, then who will?
Health cost is out of control in the US. An illness can wipe out all one's income and more. All humans need health coverage. In other countries health coverage is a right and guaranteed by their governments.
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Some of the better temp agencies do offer benefit packages including health insurance, but you have to work a lot of hours for them before you qualify.
The previous answers are correct. Health coverage is not free. Temp agencies would have to charge for medical/dental and likely workers would not be accepted if they had prexisting conditions.
In the meantime, learn how to protect yourself.
- Stay healthy by eating nutritious foods.
- Avoid job-related accidents like falling off ladders. Be proactive and think ahead.
- If meds are needed buy over-the-counter stuff which are easily available and cheap.
- If a coworker is sick and coughing, etc., wear a mask.
- Use liberal amounts of disinfectant lotions and wash hands often. Keep your hands away from your face.
This cannot be stressed enough: Learn how to take care of yourself and your loved ones by living responsibly. Congress doesn't give a damn because they all have health care. So the free market vs nationalized health care issue won't be resolved anytime soon. Take away their ivory tower health plans and you'd see action overnight.
Health coverage is NOT a right. It is not something to be guaranteed by their governments. Such beliefs are held only by economic and political illiterates. The only money governments have for doling out (for medical or whatever) is extracted from all their subjects (so-called citizens).
Furthermore, health coverage should not be provided by ANY employer. Each person should be responsible for their own care, including buying their own MAJOR medical insurance (not sniffles and hangnail care).
"Third-partying" medical care and insurance by some employers has led to the disastrous situation we are now in. Getting the government even more involved will make it terminal.
Having employers and the government to NOT get involved will level the playing field. That will lead to reduced costs and better, more flexible care.
Now, I know that not many will read this, and most of those that do will disagree. Those are the idiots whose views and voting have led to the decline of the U.S. economic situation.
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