by Medical News Today
Eighty-nine million Americans were without health insurance for at least one month during
the period from 2004 to 2007, and 23 million lost coverage more than once during that time, according
to researchers at Penn State and Harvard University.
“These findings call attention to the continuing instability and insecurity of health insurance
in our country,” said Pamela Farley Short, professor of health policy and administration, Penn State.
“With more than a third of all Americans under age 65 being uninsured at some point in a four-year
period, it’s easy to see that the problem of being uninsured is a big one that affects lots of people.”