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Who are the uninsured, and why are they uninsured?


  • Antoniya Owens


Since 2000, the number of uninsured Americans, both nationally and in New England, has risen by nearly 20 percent. In 2005, 46.6 million Americans and 1.5 million New Englanders lacked health insurance. For millions more Americans, the prospect of losing coverage is a tangible and real concern.

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  • Antoniya Owens, 2007. "Who are the uninsured, and why are they uninsured?," New England Public Policy Center Policy Brief, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, issue Mar.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedbbr:y:2007:i:mar:n:07-3

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