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Health Insurance Explained: The YouToons Have it Covered

Health Insurance Explained – The YouToons Have It Covered is a light-hearted treatment of a difficult and important topic, breaking down insurance concepts, such as premiums, deductibles and provider networks. It 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.

Written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Narrated by Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a nationally-recognized surgeon and Foundation trustee. Creative production and animation by Free Range Studios.  The video is also available in Spanish.

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The 2013 animated video, “The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare: Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act” is also available in Spanish. The YouToons first appeared in the 2010 animated short, “Health Reform Hits Main Street,” which explained how the health reform law would work. A Spanish-language version is available here.