The Consequences of Being Uninsured

ISSUE BRIEF
The Consequences of Being Uninsured

AUGUST 2014


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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) has increased access to health coverage for millions of Americans; however, it has left many uninsured and thus at risk for adverse health and financial consequences. This, in turn, impacts all of us. The more people who remain uninsured, the more our health care system is adversely impacted, including its ability to serve insured members of the community. So we continue to need comprehensive health care solutions that will increase access to health care for those who remain uninsured. State and local governments can play a vital role in expanding access to affordable health coverage and care by filling the gaps left by the ACA.

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