segunda-feira, maio 28

USA, one in 10 veterans currently lack health insurance

An estimated 1.3 million veterans and nearly 950,000 members of their families are uninsured, together making up 4.8 percent of the nation’s 47.3 million uninsured in 2010.
Forty-one percent of uninsured veterans report having unmet medical needs, while nearly 34 percent have delayed care due to cost.
Just four states have uninsurance rates below 6 percent—Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, and North Dakota. Meanwhile, four states—Louisiana, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana—have uninsurance rates above 14 percent. link