National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Office of News and Public Information
February 24, 2009

Running Time: 00:53:43
Format: RealAudio (Requires free RealPlayer)

The ranks of uninsured Americans continue to grow as losses stemming from the economic crisis and rising health care costs cause more people to lose or drop their coverage. AMERICA’S UNINSURED CRISIS: CONSEQUENCES FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, provides updated findings on the impacts on individuals and communities when a large percentage of the population lacks health insurance.



Speakers:
Dr. Harvey Fineberg, Lawrence S Lewin (chair), Jack C. Ebeler (vice chair), Dr. John Z. Ayanian, Christine C. Ferguson, Robert D. Reischauer