Health Care Facts

Health Care Facts


 Health Care Facts
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 45 million Americans (1 in 7) without health care coverage

 18,000 Americans die prematurely every year (about 2 deaths an hour) because they cannot afford health care insurance

 9 million children without health care insurance

 Health care costs are the leading cause of personal bankruptcy

 Medical Mistakes is a leading cause of death and disability

 Communities of color endure major disparities in access and treatment

Sources: US Census Bureau; Centers for Disease Control

Contact Info

Barbara T. Baylor
Policy Advocate for Domestic Issues
100 Maryland Avenue, NE,Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002