Health care coverage

Currently in the United States, health insurance is the best way to ensure access to health care. According to the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, uninsured individuals are less likely to receive preventive care or care for routine medical conditions and injuries. Lack of preventive health care and lack of treatment for medical conditions can lead to more serious illnesses and health problems. This, in turn, can result in preventable hospitalizations and deaths. Furthermore, the lack of health care coverage affects everyone in a community. Those without health insurance feel the direct physical, mental, and financial effects of not having healthcare coverage, while the insured are affected indirectly through higher health care premiums and higher taxes.

North Dakota Compass

Center for Social Research
North Dakota State University

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Wilder Research

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