Uninsured Residents Affect Insured Neighbors

In areas with high rates of uninsured people, even residents with insurance suffer. Insured, working-age adults report worse access to care and less satisfaction with care.
  • A report from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the RAND Corporation looks at the spillover effects of community uninsurance.
  • A 2009 report from the Institute of Medicine reviews the research evidence on how high rates of uninsurance affect both the insured and the uninsured.
  • A brief from the Urban Institute looks at the specifics of how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will expand health insurance coverage.
  • Fast Fact: An estimated 32 million uninsured Americans will gain coverage under the ACA. View more Fast Facts on health insurance coverage.