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      2006-To Have and To Hold, In
      Sickness and In Health?

      2006-Tax, Regulate, Spend:
      Policy Impacts on Health

      2005-Coverage Impacts
      Across the Lifespan

      2004-Vulnerable Populations

      2004-Consumer Preferences and
      Coverage Choice

      2003-Coverage Dynamics and
      the Uninsured

      2002-Expanding the Dialogue
      on the Uninsured

      2001-Agenda Setting

Washington D.C. Joint Conference   
      Health Insurance   
      Congressional Testimony
      ERIU Book Release


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Top Ten Myths about the Uninsured

1. The uninsured are all alike

2. There were 44 million uninsured Americans in 2002.

3. Coverage is coverage is coverage.

4. Individuals without health insurance choose to be so.

5. U.S. employers pay $400 billion for workers' health care.

6. Workers used to be reluctant to switch jobs; HIPAA fixed that.

7. Health insurance would surely improve the health status of the uninsured.

8. Universal coverage would eliminate health disparities.

9. A worker's decision to remain uninsured has no effect on anyone else.

10. Economists don't really know why people are uninsured.