New report finds CT will gain 225,000 new insured if national health reform passes

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A new report by Families USA finds that in ten years CT will have 225,000 more insured residents than we do now if the Senate Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is passed. Without it, our uninsured numbers will grow by 58,000 to almost 400,000. The number of uninsured residents in our state is already larger than the combined total populations of New Haven plus Hartford plus Middletown plus New London plus Bloomfield. CT’s uninsured are ten times less likely to get care for an illness or injury and seven times less likely to get urgent care. Three CT residents die each week because they are uninsured. Nationally, 62% of all bankruptcies are due to medical bills.
Ellen Andrews