03 January 2011

Kaiser Family Foundation study: nearly 20% of Americans are uninsured

Following up on a news report I blogged about in November, the Kaiser Family Foundation has released a study and accompanying set of data tables showing how 19% of Americans, or 50 million people, do not have health insurance (PDF).

Horrifying. I'm getting in touch with Senator Toomey's office as soon as I can -- he doesn't appear to have his office phone set up yet -- to ask his position on this report, whether he's looking to join in the House GOP's plan to repeal the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Toomey had problematic positions on health care and health insurance reform. I'd like to know if he has concrete data for how his positions would get more Americans insured.

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