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Steffie Woolhandler and David U. Himmelstein

Health reform failure

By Steffie Woolhandler and David U. Himmelstein
September 17, 2007

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IN 1966 - just before Medicare and Medicaid were launched - 47 million Americans were uninsured. By 1975, the United States had reached an all time low of 21 million without coverage. Now, according to the Census Bureau's latest figures, we're back where we started, with 47 million uninsured in 2006 - up 2.2 million since 2005. But this time, ... (Full article: 804 words)

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