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Study: Almost Half Of Working-Age Adults Have Inadequate Health Coverage

The Commonwealth Fund concluded that, while the number of uninsured adults dropped during the past two years, a large number of working-age adults had little or no coverage.

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Survey Finds Rate For Young Adult Coverage Improves While Others Decline
While the number of medically uninsured young adults dropped over the past two years, coverage of the overall working age population failed to improve, according to the findings of the Commonwealth Fund's 2012 biennial health insurance survey released Friday (4/25).

Bloomberg: Uninsured Population Swells In Advance Of U.S. Health Law
Almost half of working-age adults in the U.S. had inadequate health insurance or no coverage at all last year, a widening deficit that the Affordable Care Act should mitigate, according to data from the Commonwealth Fund. About 84 million were uninsured or underinsured, 3 million more than when the 2010 health law was signed and 20 million more than in 2003, the New York-based nonprofit group, which advocates for better health care, said today in a report (Wayne, 4/26).

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