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40 percent of low-income Americans have no health insurance

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One-third of the un-insured have a chronic disease; they are six times less likely to receive health-care services than those with insurance.

Equal opportunity? Can they compete, on the job, with people who have health care and aren’t sick?

I’ll bet you know someone (I sure do) who’s un-insured, who goes to work in chronic pain, and who dares not get help. They can’t risk a “pre-existing condition” label that might make them un-insurable later.

clipped from thinkprogress.org

Forty percent of low-income Americans do not have health insurance,” says a report released yesterday by the Department of Health and Human Services. “Approximately one-third of the uninsured have a chronic disease and they are six times less likely to receive health-care services than those with insurance,” the report found. Read the full report here.

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Written by Monte

June 12, 2009 at 9:36 am

Posted in Politics