Who Could Benefit Most from Affordable Comprehensive Medical Care?

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Approximately 46 million people are uninsured in the United States and are greatly in need of affordable comprehensive medical care. The new health bill that was passed into legislation by the Obama Administration in March of 2010 is the most far-reaching health regulation since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. Of the 46 million who are uninsured in the United States, five groups could benefit the most from affordable health insurance. By 2019, the new health bill aims to expand health insurance to these five groups of Americans and to nearly 32 million people.

Five Groups of Americans who could Benefit the Most from Affordable Comprehensive Medical Care

  1. 1. Age group: 18-24 – Americans, ages 18-24, are the age group that is the most uninsured and would benefit the most from affordable health insurance. Under Obama’s new health bill, this age group will now be allowed to stay on their parents’ policies until they turn 26.

 

  1. 2. Race: Hispanic ­­– Hispanic Americans are the most uninsured race in the United States and the most in need of comprehensive medical care. In 2008, nearly 31% of Hispanic Americans were uninsured.

 

  1. 3. Household Income: Less than $25,000 – The poorest Americans are the most uninsured in the country. Nearly 25% of Americans who made less than $25,000 in 2008 were uninsured. This cohort could benefit the most from affordable health insurance.

 

  1. 4. Residence: Inside Principal Cities ­– Americans living in metropolitan areas were more likely to be uninsured than Americans living outside of metropolitan areas. In 2008, approximately 18% of Americans living in principal cities were uninsured and in need of affordable comprehensive medical care.

 

  1. 5. Work Experience: Unemployed – In 2008, 26% of Americans who did not work were uninsured and in need of affordable health insurance.

It is the goal of the new health bill to insure the millions of Americans in these five groups who could most benefit from affordable health insurance.

As a qualified leader in the marketplace, Joshua Just has several years of experience and extensive insight into affordable comprehensive medical care.

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