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America’s uninsured crisis : consequences for health and health care / Committee on Health Insurance Status and Its Consequences, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-309-12789-9 (pbk.)

1. Medically uninsured persons—United States. I. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance.

[DNLM: 1. Insurance, Health—trends—United States. 2. Medically Uninsured—United States. 3. Health Services Accessibility—economics—United States. W 250 AA1 A5125 2009]

RA413.7.U53A44 2009

362.1′04250973—dc22

2009016561

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