Job Losses and Health-Care Reform

The uninsured population has likely expanded since 2007, given the recent loss of jobs. But efforts to expand coverage won't happen quickly

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 45 million people under the age of 65 lacked adequate, or any, health insurance in 2007, representing a 3% decline from 46.5 million in 2006. The main reason for the improvement was the growth in public coverage, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as military programs, such as TRICARE.

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