Ten Myths about the Uninsured
Lack of health insurance coverage among millions of Americans remains one of this nation’s most pressing social challenges, but one that is often not well understood. Common knowledge about who the uninsured are, why they are uninsured, the difference health coverage makes, as well as the impact on all our lives of having a large uninsured population — is riddled with misconceptions and myths. Basic facts about the uninsured, outlined here under the most common myths, are essential to understanding how we might address the growing numbers of Americans without health insurance.
Fact Sheet (.pdf)
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