CDC: Number of Uninsured U.S. Residents Rose in 2009
This week, CDC's National Center for Health Statistics released a new survey finding that 46.3 million individuals lacked health insurance coverage in 2009, up from 43.8 million in 2008. Researchers say the increase in uninsured U.S. residents likely stemmed from the recession and decreased access to employer-sponsored insurance plans. The survey was based on data from the 2009 National Health Interview Survey.
- "In U.S., 15 Percent Lack Health Insurance: Survey" (Fox, Reuters, 6/16).
- "Number of Uninsured Jumped by Nearly 3 Million in 2009" (Reinberg, HealthDay, 6/16).
- "Uninsured Rate Up Slightly in 2009, CDC Says" (Simmons, HealthLeaders Media, 6/17).
- "Ranks of Uninsured Edged up in '09, CDC Finds" (Vesely, Modern Healthcare, 6/16).