Today, in conjuction with Cover the Uninsured Week*, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) releases its report At the Brink: Trends in America’s Uninsured 1994-2007.
This report averaged data from the 1994-1996 US Census Bureau and compared it to average from 2006-2007. Nationally, in the last 15 years:
- Nine million more Americans became uninsured.
- Six million more working people became unisured.
- The average prices of health insurance premiums have risen nearly eight times faster than average US incomes.
*Cover the Uninsured Week (March 22-28): A nonpartisan campaign organized by RWJF to advocate for health coverage for all Americans. To learn more, go to www.CovertheUninsured.org
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