Data from the National Health Interview Survey, released by the government's National Center for Health Statistics, shows who isn't in the current system: young people. About 13 million twenty-somethings do not have healthcare. Not to say that they are all healthy--hello, obesity epidemic--but it might help insurance companies to get these young bucks on their rolls.
Then there is "The Biggest Losers" report from the Urban Institute, the social and economic think tank, which reports on who might be the worst off should no health reform go through. The summary--small employers and their employees, the self-employed, part-time workers, the poor and anyone with a significant health problem.
That's a lot of people, people.
March 1, 2010
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