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The Uninsured: A Primer, Key Facts About Americans Without Health Insurance

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Author(s): Catherine Hoffman; Karyn Schwartz; Jennifer Tolbert; Allison Cook

Topic: Health (Health services for the uninsured)

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


This primer, updated with 2007 data, reviews the basic profile of the uninsured population, how they receive care, the latest trends in health insurance coverage, and what the options are for increasing coverage.