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December 15, 1999

Access to Health CareA Call for Papers

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Dr Rennie is Deputy Editor (West) and Dr Glass is Interim Coeditor, JAMA.

JAMA. 1999;282(23):2262. doi:10.1001/jama.282.23.2262

For the United States, the decade of the 1990s has been marked by unprecedented prosperity. By every economic indicator, more Americans have jobs, fatter paychecks, and more investments than ever before. But there is another boom in progress. New US Census Bureau figures show that the number of Americans locked out of the health care system because they have no health insurance, far from improving along with the economy, has increased by a million over the past year; 16.3% of the population (44 million Americans) now lack health insurance.1

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