More uninsured Americans, less poverty, and more maternal deaths

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 06 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:471
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    The number of Americans who have no health insurance rose by 2.2 million last year to 47 million, up from 44.8 million in 2005, according to the US Census Bureau's annual update. Now 15.8% of the population is uninsured. More than 80% of them are employed but almost two thirds have low paid jobs.

    The Census Bureau's report comes as Congress is about to discuss expanded health insurance coverage for children in the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Both houses of Congress passed bills to cover more …

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