A new study finds that the number of Americans without insurance has risen substantially since 2001. The Commonwealth Fund reports that 41 percent of Americans with moderate to middle incomes lacked insurance coverage for at least part of the year last year. That's up from 28 percent in 2001. More than half of the uninsured adults participating said they had "problems paying their medical bills or had incurred debt covering their expenses." The study confirms that those without insurance are more likely to skip recommended health screenings and are less likely to have a regular doctor.
- read this release from The Commonwealth Fund