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Identifying the Uninsured

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Health Insurance

This article is excerpted from Understanding the Uninsured and What to Do About Them, by the Council for Affordable Insurance, March 2007--the first of a several-part series.

Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau reports the number of uninsured has grown--reaching 46.6 million Americans in 2005. However, the focus on the number or percentage misses the point entirely. Before elected officials look for solutions, it is even more important that they understand who are those without health insurance