Medical News & Perspectives
April 8, 2009

IOM: Harm From US Uninsured Crisis Has Impact on Those Without Coverage

JAMA. 2009;301(14):1425-1426. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.453

With President Barack Obama and Congressional leadership attempting to overhaul the health care system, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) hopes the seventh time is the charm in its call for resolving the uninsured predicament.

On February 24, the IOM released America's Uninsured Crisis: Consequences for Health and Health Care, a report designed to inform the health reform policy debate with current evidence of how lack of medical insurance harms the health of individuals, their communities, and the overall economy (

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