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Cover The Uninsured Week, March 22 - 28 in Michigan
Date:3/2/2009

Rising number of uninsured and underinsured is destabilizing state's health care safety net. Health Expo for the Uninsured will provide one-stop shopping for health services.

Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) March 2, 2009 -- The number of uninsured children and adults in Michigan is rising and destabilizing the state's health care delivery system. More than one million people in Michigan --- one of every 8 people, including 160,000 children --- are uninsured. Leaders from throughout the region representing insurers, health systems, labor, business and the faith community will come together to advocate for change as they launch Cover The Uninsured Week in Michigan at a special News Conference and Health Expo for the Uninsured, Monday, March 23 at Cobo Center from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (News Conference at 10:30 AM).

"With the economy worsening, working families are losing access to care, forcing children and adults to put off care for chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes until a health crisis warrants costly emergency care," says Garry Faja, President and CEO, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and East Michigan Regional Executive of Trinity Health. "This situation is not sustainable. We must advocate for change at the federal level to make healthcare delivery more efficient while bringing everyone into the system."

Highlights of Cover The Uninsured Week include:

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