|Topic:||Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Care Services
Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance
Monday, May 20, 2002
430 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.
1539 Longworth House Office Bldg. -- 4:00 p.m.
Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late
Mary Sue Coleman, President, Iowa Health System and University of Iowa, Iowa City and Co-Chair, Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies
Contrary to popular belief, Americans who lack health insurance do not get the care they really need. Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late, the second report in a series of six from the Institute of Medicine, examines the real health consequences for people who lack insurance. The report presents findings in the areas of prevention and screening, cancer, chronic illness, hospital-based care, and general health status.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on May 21, 2002 and can be found, in its entirety, at the Web site of National Academies Press.