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Number of uninsured in the United States increases by 2.4m

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:830
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    New figures from the US Census Bureau show that 2.4 million Americans were added to the roll of uninsured people in 2002, but experts say it could have been much worse.

    The number of people without health coverage rose to 43.6 million in 2002, or more than 15% of the population. The bureau's report also showed that 242.2 million Americans had health insurance last year, up 1.5 million from 2001. Many Americans lost private coverage because of …

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