This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.

November 3, 2007

1.8 Million Veterans Lack Health Coverage

Of the 47 million uninsured Americans, one in every eight (12.2 percent) is a veteran or member of a veteran’s household, according to a study by Harvard Medical School researchers published in the December, 2007 issue of the American Journal of Public Health (galley version available here). 1.8 million Veterans (12.7 percent of non-elderly veterans) were uninsured in 2004, up 290,000 since 2000, the study found. An addition 3.8 million members of their households were also uninsured and ineligible for VA care.

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