Friday, April 28, 2006

More on that All-American Health-Care Crisis

We're getting some super replies to our invitation to blog on how to fix the health-care mess in America, but it's not too late to add your two-cents worth. Scroll down to my March 25 post to learn more.

In the meantime, a new survey shows what has become all too obvious: Gaps in insurance coverage, a problem that has long afflicted lower-income families, is becoming an all-American problem.

Some gory details from the Commonwealth Fund's Biennial Health Insurance Survey:
While lack of insurance continues to be highest among families with incomes under $20,000, uninsured rates for moderate- and middle-income earners and their families are rising, putting their health and financial security at risk.

The survey finds that most of these individuals reside in working families: Of the estimated 48 million American adults who spent any time uninsured in the past year, 67 percent were in families where at least one person was working full time.
For more on the study, go here.

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