NBC News: 32 Million Underinsured in U.S., Report Finds

A new report finds that 32 million people were underinsured in the U.S. in 2012, meaning their health insurance didn’t do enough to cover their costs.

That makes for 80 million Americans who either have no health insurance at all, or who don’t have enough, the report finds.

It will be important to watch and see if the provisions of the Affordable Care Act cut into this number, the non-profit Commonwealth Fund said in issuing the report.

Those most likely to miss out will be people living in states that choose not to expand Medicaid, said the group, which advocates for health reform.

“This report demonstrates that the health reform law was accurately targeted toward the needs of the uninsured and underinsured,” Commonwealth Fund senior vice president Cathy Schoen, who led the team writing the report, said in a statement. “However, if all states don’t expand Medicaid, millions will still go without health insurance and health care.”

Continue reading here: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/32-million-underinsured-u-s-report-finds-n60851

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