Uninsured Working Poor: In Search of Affordable Quality Healthcare

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Uninsured Working Poor: In Search of Affordable Quality Healthcare

 

Uninsured Working Poor: In Search of Affordable Quality Healthcare

Main Street America has been hit hard with the economic downfall that has caused many Americans to dig deeper into their pockets or tighten their belts.  An issue of major concern affected by the tumultuous economy is healthcare.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in 2007 there was an estimated 43.1 million people without health care insurance in the United States.

Uninsured Working Poor: In Search of Affordable Quality Healthcare

Amid this figure, 20 million were working but yet without health care coverage.  Over the years, this figure has not changed much and there is a growing fear, that as America wades through the economic crisis, there will undoubtedly be an increase in the number of people working yet uninsured.

Uninsured Working Poor: In Search of Affordable Quality Healthcare

As the uninsured figures change, so is the health situation of our nation. A health nation is a productive nation. Going by the current trend, the heath of our nation may be deteriorating at alarming rate. An issue of great concern is that we have failed to provide the poor with affordable healthcare. As a nation we are challenged to come up with new models of health care that will address the needs uninsured.