Uninsured adults with chronic conditions or disabilities: gaps in public insurance programs.

@article{Pizer2009UninsuredAW,
  title={Uninsured adults with chronic conditions or disabilities: gaps in public insurance programs.},
  author={Steven D Pizer and Austin B. Frakt and Lisa I. Iezzoni},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={w1141-50}
}
Among nonelderly U.S. adults (ages 25-61), uninsurance rates increased from 13.7 percent in 2000 to 16.0 percent in 2005. Despite the existence of public insurance programs, rates remained high for low-income people reporting serious health conditions (25 percent across years) or disabilities (15 percent). Residents of southern states had even higher rates (32 percent with health conditions, 22 percent with disabilities). Those who did not belong to a federally mandated Medicaid eligibility… CONTINUE READING
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