Consequences of the Lack of Health Insurance on Health and Earnings

Research Report

Consequences of the Lack of Health Insurance on Health and Earnings

Cover Missouri Project: Report 1
June 30, 2006

Abstract

In 2005, between 635,000 and 707,000 Missouri residents were without health insurance. Additionally changes to the states Medicaid program substantially increased the number of uninsured. This in-depth report examines the serious health and financial consequences associated with being uninsured, as well as the importance of health insurance as it relates to people's access to care, use of services and ultimate health outcomes.

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