Middle-class Uninsured: Barely Hanging On
This is "Cover the Uninsured Week" (March 14-20) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released today a stunning report entitled "Barely Hanging On: Middle-class and Uninsured." This report concludes what we all know to be true, that the two recessions of the 21st century have had a huge impact on people's ability to obtain insurance--and employers' ability to offer it. As providers across the country see bad debt and charity care numbers rising at an alarming rate, this report confirms the root cause for this phenomenon. For our rural citizens and providers, these percentages are higher and have a greater relative impact.