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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.

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.