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America's Underinsured Are Swelling

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America's Underinsured Are Swelling

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America's Underinsured Are Swelling

America's Underinsured Are Swelling

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There's a growing class of Americans known as the "underinsured." These are people who have health insurance, but whose medical bills make up more than 10 percent of their annual income.

Host Jacki Lyden gets the latest estimate from health economist Cathy Schoen, a senior vice president of the Commonwealth Fund.