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Does extending health insurance coverage to the uninsured improve population health outcomes?

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  • James Thornton
  • Jennifer Rice

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This analysis suggests that extending health insurance coverage through the private market to the 46 million Americans without health insurance may well produce large social economic benefits for the nation as a whole. Copyright Adis Data Information BV 2008

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  • James Thornton & Jennifer Rice, 2008. "Does extending health insurance coverage to the uninsured improve population health outcomes?," Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, Springer, vol. 6(4), pages 217-230, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:aphecp:v:6:y:2008:i:4:p:217-230
    DOI: 10.1007/BF03256135
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