Census Bureau releases report on Uninsured Americans
Posted August, 26 2008 by arianne
According to a report released today by the US Census Bureau, there are 45 million uninsured Americans. In New York alone, there are 2.5 million men, women, and children that are uninsured. (US Census Bureau Report) HCFANY member organizations voiced their concerns over these statistics and issued a press release.(HCFANY Press Release for Aug 26 Census Final) These numbers fuel HCFANY’s continual commitment to achieving affordable, comprehensive, high-quality insurance for New Yorkers. The Commonwealth Fund notes that the slight decrease in this year’s total uninsured numbers was accounted for by increased enrollment into public health insurance programs, such as Medicaid SCHIP. (Commonwealth Fund Report).