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Health premiums alone rose threefold over average American incomes during the period 2000 – 04. This was largely the cause of ‘under’ insurance. A serious concern with Americans today is the possible fall out of being ill or injured in such circumstances.
Most of the increase in the uninsured is due to an increase in the adult population to over 8 million equaled by a rise in the uninsured population to about 6 and a half million. About 4 million of this segment is below 200 percent of the poverty level. There are increases in uninsured even among the high income bracket of the population. Moreover, the shift in employment patterns suggests a large number veering toward employment in small size firms or self employment. Major figures for the uninsured or under insured are seen in this segment and most likely the trend will continue.