Meatball Health Care

“A three-year trend continues,” Judith Graham writes at Triage, the Tribune’s health care blog. “More people in Illinois don’t have health insurance.

“They’re young, they’re in advanced middle age, they live in Chicago and the suburbs and all over.

“The vast majority of them work full or part-time. A large group would be considered middle class, by any measure.”

Graham’s post is in response to the annual report of the Gilead Outreach and Referral Center.

Perhaps most curious about the findings is that “A surprising number of children in Illinois are uninsured, despite the state’s All Kids program. The census data puts the number at 323,197 children 18 or younger.”

Graham previously posted this week on the presidential candidates’ health care plans.


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