Where Is The Growth in the Uninsured Population Coming From?
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured co-sponsored a policy briefing today to discuss the dynamics of the uninsured population in America. In 2001, the uninsured population grew by 1.4 million people. To increase understanding of who these people are and answer the question of whether the uninsured problem was shifting to higher-income Americans, findings from two new KCMU reports were presented. You may also view background materials on the uninsured and a webcast of the policy briefing.
- Changes in Health Care Coverage 2000-2001
- The New Middle-Class of Uninsured Americans — Is it Real?
- The Uninsured and Their Access to Health Care fact sheet
- Health Insurance Coverage in America: 2001 Data Update
- Link to webcast of the Dynamics of the Uninsured policy briefing.