Health insurance coverage offered by some states for medical expenses and loss of income from nonoccupational disability. The merits of federal health insurance have been debated for some time. In the meantime, several states have passed plans that may be used as a testing ground for a more comprehensive plan. For example, Rhode Island pays for out-of-pocket expenses that total more than $5000 or a certain percentage of income. Other states have passed similar laws, including Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, and Connecticut.