Lack of Health Insurance Can Be Fatal For Children

Kaiser Health News reports on a new study out of Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore that found an estimated 17,000 children may have died unecessarily due to lack of health insurance. The study, which looked at mortality over 20 years and was published in the Journal of Public Health, found that uninsured kids were 1.6 times more likely to die that children with health insurance.

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