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One in Five Working Adults Said to Lack Health Insurance
Date:3/28/2009

nt in Alaska, North Carolina, Utah, Vermont and Virginia.

"Fixing our broken health-care system is a critical part of fixing the economy, but it will not happen overnight, and it won't be easy," Lavizzo-Mourey said. "Fortunately, a lot of people are working together this time -- government and business, doctors and patients, Democrats and Republicans -- so that we can achieve real reform."

Not all news from the report was gloomy. It also found that fewer children were uninsured, with the rate of uninsured children falling by 13 percent, to 9.2 million. Experts attribute that to an increase in children being covered by such government programs as Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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The Commonwealth Fund has more about the uninsured in the United States.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, news release, March 24, 2009


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