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Medical News & Perspectives
February 11, 2004

Insure Everyone Now, Urges IOM

JAMA. 2004;291(6):681-682. doi:10.1001/jama.291.6.681

After 3 years of exhaustive study and six reports, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) made a plea to Congress and President Bush: provide health insurance for everyone living in the United States—now.

"This committee has concluded that small steps are inadequate," said Mary Sue Coleman, PhD, co-chair of the committee and president of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. "There's no justifiable excuse for further delay. It will only worsen the financial stresses [on] health care institutions."