More US citizens lack health insuranceBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7567.516 (Published 07 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:516
- Janice Tanne
- New York
The number of US citizens without health insurance reached a record 46.6 million this year—an increase of 1.3 million on last year. This is according to the latest US Census Bureau's survey (www.census.gov/cps).
Almost one in six US residents lacks health insurance. The number of uninsured people has increased by seven million since 2000.
Nearly all the new people without insurance were working adults aged 18 to 64, who might previously have had employer based insurance cover. …