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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000706.txt from 2004/08

From: GrabnerWG@-----.com
Subj: [kl] 45 million people
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 15:48:58 -0400


A few weeks ago, I wrote a note to the list, complaining about the acute
crisis in health insurance in the United States, and the apparent
indifference
of the current administration to the plight of millions of Americans.

I said that it should be a national scandal that 43 million people were
without health insurance (and therefore limited access to health care).

Apparently, I was wrong, there are not 43 million people in the U.S.
without
health insurance.

There are 45 million.

This clipping was forwarded to me by a friend at Hewitt Associates, a major
employee benefits consulting firm -

"The U.S. Census Bureau August 26 released a report, "2003 Income, Poverty
and Health Insurance (CPS Report) and Data from the American Community
Survey
(ACS)", finding the number of uninsured in the U.S. reached 45 million in
2003, a 3.2% increase over the 43.6 million people without insurance in
2002. The
decline in coverage in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage is
mostly responsible for the drop in coverage, from 69.6% to 68.6% in 2003."

Walter Grabner
www.clarinetXpress.com
World-class clarinet mouthpieces

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