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Cover the Uninsured Week 2004 – Kaiser Family Foundation Resources

May 10 – 16, 2004 is Cover the Uninsured Week. This week, organized by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was developed to focus the nation’s attention on America’s uninsured population.


On May 5, 2004, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched Cover the Uninsured Week at an event in Washington, DC.

Webcast: Cover the Uninsured Week Launch


On May 10, 2004, The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured is sponsoring a breakfast briefing, “The Cost of Care for the Uninsured: What Do We Spend & Who Pays?” releasing the latest numbers from an ongoing Commission project.

Webcast of Briefing
Issue Brief Released at Briefing: The Cost of Care for the Uninsured: What Do We Spend, Who Pays, and What Would Full Coverage Add to Medical Spending?
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Fact sheets, issue briefs, reports, chartbooks, and testimony on the uninsured issue from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Fact Sheet: The Uninsured and Their Access to Health Care

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

Chartbook: Health Insurance Coverage in America: 2002 Data Update

Testimony: Uninsured in America – testimony by Diane Rowland, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of KCMU, to the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health

Report: Challenges and Tradeoffs in Low-Income Family Budgets: Implications for Health Coverage

Fact Sheet: Lack of Coverage: A Long-Term Problem for Most Uninsured

Issue Brief: Coverage and Cost Impacts of the President’s Health Insurance Tax Credit and Tax Deduction Proposals

Report: Sicker and Poorer: The Consequences of Being Uninsured

Chartbook: Access to Care for the Uninsured

Fact Sheet: The Uninsured in Rural America

Chartbook: Health Insurance Coverage in Rural America

Report: 2003 Employer Health Benefits Survey