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Even With Insurance, Unemployed Have Worse Health Outcomes
Date:1/24/2012

ean that you can afford care if you lose your job, Woolhandler added.

"It will be a little worse after health reform, because the new policies that will be offered will be quite a bit skimpier than an employer policy is now. And there will be high co-pays, high deductibles. So even if you hang on to your insurance you likely won't be able to afford care," she said.

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SOURCES: Anne K. Driscoll, Dr.P.H., senior fellow, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H., visiting professor, medicine, Harvard Medical School, and co-founder, Physicians for a National Health Program; Jan. 24, 2012, Health and Access to Care Among Employed and Unemployed Adults: United States, 2009-2010


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