Partial coverage

July 2008
Pharmaceutical Representative;Jul2008, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p11
The article reports on the underinsured patients in the U.S. Data reveals that the number of American adults with insufficient health insurance to cover their medical expenses between 2003 and 2007 increased from 16 million to more than 25 million people. It was found that underinsured were more likely to do without necessary healthcare and to have problems paying their medical bills than those with insufficient health insurance.


Related Articles

  • 'Covering the Uninsured Week' draws attention to epidemic of Hoosiers who have no coverage. Callahan, Ed // Indianapolis Business Journal;3/13/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 1, Special section p6 

    The article features the Cover the Uninsured Week, which calls on Hoosiers who lack health insurance coverage in Indiana. According to area hospitals and other health organizations, the event is a very important initiative to promote awareness regarding insurance coverage problems....

  • Speak up for the uninsured this May.  // American Nurse;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p3 

    Features the 2004 "Cover the Uninsured Week," in medical care in the U.S. Number of Americans without health insurance coverage between 2001 and 2002; Role of the American Nurses Association in the event; Foundation of the event.

  • 'Cover the Uninsured Week' Seeks to Increase Activism, Focus on Solutions.  // Nursing Economic$;May/Jun2004, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p170 

    Reports on the Cover the Uninsured Week 2004, an initiative aimed at making the issue of the uninsured as central part of national discussions through public education and community events. Honorary co-chairs of the event conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a diverse group of...

  • Insured But Not Protected: How Many Adults Are Underinsured? Schoen, Cathy; Doty, Michelle M.; Collins, Sara R.; Holmgren, Alyssa L. // Health Affairs;Jan-Jun2005 Supplement Web Exclusiv, Vol. 24, p289 

    Health insurance is in the midst of a design shift toward greater financial risk for patients. Where medical cost exposure is high relative to income, the shift will increase the numbers of underinsured people. This study estimates that nearly sixteen million people ages 19-64 were underinsured...

  • The Underclass. MOLPUS, JIM // HealthLeaders Magazine;Aug2008, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p8 

    The author reflects on the emergence of uninsured people in the U.S. as an underclass. He notes the vulnerability of uninsured people to catastrophic health and financial outcomes and their limited opportunities for future growth. He points out that they lack the usual advocacy and political...

  • Creative in Memphis. MACKENZIE, KATHRYN // HealthLeaders Magazine;Aug2008, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p31 

    The article examines a solution employed by Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare to address the challenge of caring for uninsured patients in Memphis, Tennessee. Methodist has launched a program to link nonurgent emergency department patients with a community-based medical home in 2007. A tangible...

  • The Concept of Underinsurance: A General Typology. Ward, Andrew // Journal of Medicine & Philosophy;Oct2006, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p499 

    In a 2002 speech, Mark McClellan, a member of the Council of Economic Advisors at the White House, said that "[I]n the president's vision, all Americans should have access to high-quality and affordable healthcare." However, many healthcare researchers believe that a growing number of Americans...

  • Increasing medication access for the uninsured and underinsured. Chisholm, Marie A. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;8/15/2005, Vol. 62 Issue 16, p1653 

    Focuses on the medication access for the uninsured and underinsured in the U.S. Concern of health officials on the growing number of individuals who do not have adequate prescription drug coverage; Initiation of programs by state and federal governments, private organizations and pharmaceutical...

  • He<h & money. Regnier, Pat; Johnston, Megan // Money;Fall2003, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p14 

    Examines health care in the U.S. Percentage of Americans who have no health coverage; What Americans spend on health care and get for their money; Issue of cost-efficiency; Overview of a study by the Fisher group; Regional spending variations and what they suggest about health and money; Issue...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics