More Uninsured Americans The number of Americans without health insurance grows in 2002 to almost 44 million. It's the biggest increase in a decade. The Census Bureau report says rising insurance costs and increased unemployment are behind the jump. Hear NPR's Julie Rovner and Princeton University health economist Uwe Reinhardt.
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Report: More Americans Lack Health Insurance

Report: More Americans Lack Health Insurance

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The number of Americans without health insurance grows in 2002 to almost 44 million. It's the biggest increase in a decade. The Census Bureau report says rising insurance costs and increased unemployment are behind the jump. Hear NPR's Julie Rovner and Princeton University health economist Uwe Reinhardt.