Uninsured More Likely to Die, Study Finds

WASHINGTON — People without health insurance are 40 percent more likely to die than those with private insurance, according to a new study whose authors say the finding underscores the need to expand coverage to the 46 million who lack it. According to the report, published today in the Journal of Public Health, lack of health insurance was a factor in the death of as many as 45,000 people in 2005. Researchers lead by Dr. Andrew Wilper, of the Cambridge Health Alliance, an affiliate of Harvard...Full Story
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