Sunday, April 13, 2008
I've posted before about the issue of access to health care. A new report by Families USA, using data from the Insitute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, updated by the Urban Institute, provides state-by-state estimates of the number of Americans who die because of lack of health insurance. "Among the figures cited is the fact that more than seven working-age Texans die each day due to a lack of health insurance. Other reports reveal that, on average, approximately 960 people in Illinois died in 2006 because they had no health coverage, and nearly 9,900 uninsured New Yorkers between the ages of 25 and 64 died in the years 2000 to 2006." Find the state reports and the press releases related to the report here.