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Date:4/22/2009

d be enormous pressure on already-taxed public programs, increases in the number of people who are uninsured and huge budgetary problems," he said.

To Pryor, the study underscores the important role that public health programs play. "It really shows the need to provide some coverage that's available to people who don't have a lot of resources, who move between jobs frequently, who often don't have very good coverage," she said.

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has more on health insurance coverage in the United States.



SOURCES: David Cutler, Ph.D., Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, economics department and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Mass.; Carol Pryor, policy director, Access Project, Boston; April 23, 2009, New England Journal of Medicine


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