The Uninsured and the Difference Health Insurance Makes
This fact sheet describes the situation in 2011, when almost 48 million nonelderly Americans were uninsured, amidst a slow economic recovery. The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured provides information and analysis on healthcare coverage and access for low-income populations, with a special focus on Medicaid.
The Value of Insurance: the Uninsured and Hospital Bills
This May 2011 ASPE research brief from HHS estimates estimates the likelihood that those without health insurance would be able to pay hospital bills. (more…)
Uninsured Older Adults in Illinois by Legislative District
This report, by Rob Paral & Assoociates, found that in Illinois there are 287,084 uninsured older adults age 50-64 – 13.3% of this population. In some senate districts, this climbs to over 25%. Often adults in this age group, who are not yet eligible for Medicare, have very limited access to public or private health insurance – especially if they are low income.