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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:09 AM
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20 Million (American) Workers Without Healthcare Coverage
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At least 20 million working Americans do not have healthcare coverage, according to a study released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

In six states, at least one in five working adults is uninsured, according to the report, which looked at government data. In 38 other states, at least one working adult in every 10 does not have health insurance.

The report also found that adults who do not have health insurance experience significant gaps in medical care compared to those who do.

The organization released the report to coincide with a campaign to raise awareness, Cover the Uninsured Week. Nearly 1,500 public events will take place around the country during the week. Specific events are designed to help uninsured individuals get services and provide information to small business owners struggling to provide health insurance for their employees.

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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:57 AM
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1. kick
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:50 PM
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2. And how many US employees does Walmart have?
2 million? Congratulations Walmart. You're responsible for 10% of all uninsured working Americans!
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:10 PM
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3. And how much medical coverage do
unemployed workers (and their families) have. Zip
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:14 PM
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4. Add another 35 million unemployed and you got a pretty good chunk
Edited on Thu May-06-04 01:14 PM by Just Me
of the American population without health coverage.

Terrible,...in a country that is sooooo wealthy.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:25 PM
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5. No Health Care For Four Years - I Get Sick, I Die - No Charity In Texas
This law was recently changed. All Hospitals are essentially for profit.

Can't pay, dig your grave today.

They won't even lend you a shovel.
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