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Report: 25 million Americans underinsured.

By ThinkProgress on June 13, 2008 at 8:57 pm

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A new study from the Commonwealth Fund shows that the number of Americans forced to pay high medical expenses has skyrocketed since 2003. The report found that 25 million working-age Americans were underinsured last year, up 16 percent from 2003. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, family premiums have jumped 78 percent since 2001, while wages have only risen 19 percent, barely keeping pace with inflation.

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