A recent study says that each week almost 45,000 Americans lose their health coverage, including about 600 folks in Alabama, and those are alarming numbers. The study, “The Clock is Ticking: More Americans Losing Health Coverage,” released on July 15th by a group promoting health care reform, is not good news. The study found that the pace of people losing health coverage has picked up as the economy has worsened. The report by Families USA said:
Americans are not only losing their jobs and their homes — they are also losing their health coverage at an alarming rate.
The rate of insurance loss in Alabama is 590 people a week, or 2,550 per month, or 30,570 a year, according to the report. It was estimated that the number of people in Alabama expected to lose health coverage between 2008 and 2010 is 91,710. Nationally, people are losing insurance at a rate of 44,230 a week, and 6.9 million Americans are expected to lose their insurance between 2008 and 2010, according to the report.
Source: Birmingham News
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