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Consumer Health Insurance Site Founder: Health Reform or No Health Reform, Americans Can Help Reduce Rolls of the Uninsured
Date:3/4/2010

For many uninsured Americans, finding health insurance coverage may be a simple matter of getting information about coverage that's already available to them. And, while state governments and health care advocacy groups are making concerted efforts to direct the uninsured to coverage, efforts by ordinary citizens can also help reduce the rolls of the uninsured, according to Charles Smith-Dewey, founder of one of the Web's most respect health insurance information sites.

(PRWEB) March 4, 2010 -- The highly publicized health care legislation being debated in Congress is intended to reduce the ranks of America's uninsured. It remains to be seen whether Congress will pass significant reform, but what's not in question is that many of America's uninsured don't have to wait for new legislation to pass to get coverage, according to the founder of the one of the Web's most visited consumer-focused health insurance sites.

For many uninsured Americans, finding health coverage may be a simple matter of getting information about coverage that's already available to them. And, while state governments and health care advocacy groups are making concerted efforts to direct the uninsured to coverage, efforts by ordinary citizens can also help reduce the rolls of the uninsured, says Charles Smith-Dewey, founder of the Health Insurance Resource Center.

The growing problem

According to "State of the States," a 2009 publication by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the number of Americans without health insurance rose to 46.3 million in 2008 – or 15.4 percent of the populati
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