National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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September 18, 2002

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If just one member of a family does not have health insurance, it adversely affects the health, emotional well-being, and financial stability of the entire household, says a new report from the National Academies' Institute of Medicine. Roughly 58 million people in the United States are either uninsured or live with a family member who is uninsured. One in five families have at least one member who is not covered.


Speakers:
Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine and Co-Chair, Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance.