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2 Deaths Per Day Among Uninsured
(2008-03-13)
(wgvu) - WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report from a health care advocacy group
estimates that nearly two people in Michigan die every day because
they don't have health insurance.
Families USA estimated Thursday that about 650 people in
Michigan between the ages of 25 and 64 died in 2006 because they
lacked health insurance.
The report was based on an earlier study by the Institute of
Medicine which estimated that uninsured adults are 25 percent more
likely to die prematurely than adults with private health
insurance.
More than 1.1 million people in Michigan have no health
insurance.
Senator Debbie Stabenow says the report should serve as a
"wake-up call" on the need for universal health care coverage in
the United States.
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