How Many Are Underinsured? Trends Among U.S. Adults, 2003 and 2007

Source: Cathy Schoen, Sara R. Collins, Jennifer L. Kriss, Michelle M. Doty, Commonwealth Fund, Vol. 102, June 10, 2008

The number of underinsured U.S. adults–that is, people who have health coverage that does not adequately protect them from high medical expenses–has risen dramatically, a Commonwealth Fund study finds. As of 2007, there were an estimated 25 million underinsured adults in the United States, up 60 percent from 2003.
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