|Topic:||Health Insurance is a Family Matter|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Healthcare Services
Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance
Tuesday, September 17, 2002 -- 5:00 p.m.
HC-6, The Capitol
Health Insurance is a Family Matter
George C. Eads, Charles River Associates, Washington, D.C. and Member, Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance, Board on Healthcare Services, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies
Shoshanna Sofaer, Robert P. Luciano Professor of Health Care Policy, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, New York, and Member, Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance, Board on Healthcare Services, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies
A new report from the Institute of Medicine, Health Insurance is a Family Matter examines the health, psychosocial, and financial effects on families when one or more members lacks health insurance. The report also assesses health outcomes in uninsured infants, children, and pregnant women.
This study is the third in a series of six planned by the Institute of Medicine on the issue of the consequences of uninsurance.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 18, 2002 and can be found, in full, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.