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Hard Working Americans Without Health Insurance

Nurses, Teachers, Librarians, and other Americans whose efforts keep the community flowing– that is the face of uninsured. More and more middle class Americans are finding themselves without health insurance today.

An article in the Dallas News shows how those numbers are increasing. Between 2000 and 2008 uninsured middle-income Texans – families earning between $48,000 and $85,000 – grew 40 percent, from 1.22 million to 1.71 million, according to data that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is releasing today.

Many of these individuals were once offered affordable health insurance through their employers. But as premiums increased many companies imposed the additional costs onto employees. Often times, workers dropped their coverage because they couldn’t afford it.

The more serious predicament occurs when the insured fall ill. Medical bills for treatment leave people in financial ruins and even worse many are refused adequate healthcare when they don’t have medical insurance. As a result, thousands of Americans die every year due to a lack of health insurance.

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