Many American Without Insurance Have A Chronic Illness

August 5, 2008

A new report has revealed that many Americans who do not have health insurance suffer from a chronic illness.........Boston (ChattahBox) – A new report has revealed that many Americans who do not have health insurance suffer from a chronic illness.

The fact that they do not have health insurance also stops them from being able to receive the medical treatment they need.

There were 47 million in 2006 without health insurance, as researchers looked at people aged 18 to 64 for the study., which was an increase over the past years.

All who took part were involved in the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey.

They found that 11.4 million working-age Americans have a chronic illness, and do not have health insurance.

The majority of these people have not been able to see a health professional in the last 12 months, and did not have a doctor they regularly went to.

The study has been published in the August 5th issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.


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