Treating the Uninsured

For the second year in a row, the percentage of uninsured people in the United States has gone up. The total number is now over 43 million. Who are these millions of people who live without health insurance, and how do they cope? Host Lynn Neary and guests look at the social and economic costs of treating the uninsured.


Stuart Schear
*Health care policy analyst, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Trish Riley
*Director of the Governor's Office of Health Policy & Finance, State of Maine

Dr. Suzanne Landis
*Volunteer Medical Director for Project Access in Buncombe County, N.C.



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