Who are the uninsured, and why are they uninsured?

Abstract: Since 2000, the number of uninsured Americans, both nationally and in New England, has risen by nearly 20 percent. In 2005, 46.6 million Americans and 1.5 million New Englanders lacked health insurance. For millions more Americans, the prospect of losing coverage is a tangible and real concern.

Keywords: Medically uninsured persons; Health care reform; Medically uninsured persons - New England;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Part of Series: New England Public Policy Center Policy Brief

Publication Date: 2007

Issue: Mar

Order Number: 07-3