[QUOTE=mikemac9;8149342]Aren't players basically contractors? Not employees, right? Therefore, why do they get health insurance benefits anyway? [QUOTE]
Employees can sign employment contracts. Hopefully, the players are eligible for health insurance under COBRA rules. Otherwise, anyone that is sick or has a sick kid probably will be denied coverage regardless of the insurance price. I can tell you that without COBRA there is no way that Reed Doughty gets insurance for his son.