The U.S. Economy And Changes In Health Insurance Coverage, 2000-2006

Source: John Holahan and Allison Cook, Health Affairs, Web Exclusives, Vol. 27 no. 2, published online February 20, 2008
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From the abstract:
The number of uninsured Americans increased by 3.4 million between 2004 and 2006, despite improving economic conditions. In the first four years of the decade, during a period of economic recession, the number increased by 6.0 million. The dominant factor in both periods was a decline in employer-sponsored insurance coverage. Although the recent decline was less than that experienced from 2000 to 2004, growth in public coverage was small, and the number of uninsured people increased by 1.0 million children and 2.4 million adults. Employer coverage declined most for self-employed or small-firm workers, in the South, and among noncitizens.
See also:
Cost Impact Analysis for the “Health Care for America” Proposal
Lewin Group Cost Impact Analysis: Executive Summary
Costs and Savings: Breakdown of Lewin Group Cost Analysis
Two Approaches to U.S. Health Care Reform: Shared Responsibility vs. ‘You’re On Your Own’
Lewin Cost Analysis: Coverage Fact Sheet

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