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May 1991

The Dilemma of the Uninsured and Underinsured

Author Affiliations

Division of Dermatology Department of Medicine University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, WA 98195

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(5):712-713. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680040120016

Providing care for the more than 30 million uninsured and more than 25 million seriously underinsured Americans is an urgent problem of great dimension that demands innovative thought and commitment to solution. The Journal of the American Medical Association will publish a special theme issue dedicated to this topic on May 15, 1991, which will contain a series of proposals concerning access to medical services, financing methods, and sources of revenue for the delivery of care. All of the nine American Medical Association specialty journals, functioning as a consortium, also contain articles and editorials in their May issues. This editorial was written by Marvin Young, a Seattle dermatologist and president of the Washington State Medical Association. These views are those of the Washington State Medical Association as presented to the private sector working group, a medicine, business, and insurance group dedicated to preserving a private solution to the problems of health care access and cost.

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