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Faces of the Uninsured

There are 48.6 million uninsured people in the United States -- or 15.7% of the population. Millions more are underinsured, paying for high-deductible plans with few benefits. Either way, a huge part of our country lives without regular access to basic medical services -- and many of those people are rural residents.

How I Bought Health Insurance Using

I’ve been talking to some of you on the phone lately, asking questions like: Have you or any of your family members ever been denied health insurance? What’s your coverage like? How have your rates changed over time?

We’re curious about real health care stories from rural America because they reveal the everyday reality behind the national health care debate. Today, I’ll share mine.

Worm’s Eye View: Reflections from My Internship

Inga Haugen interned with us last year and appeared several times in the newsletter. She has departed to study in Tennessee, but left us with her view of the Center’s past and present.

At times I felt like a little worm wriggling my way through the Center. A teeny little bookworm, I sipped and supped my way through heady ideas and rapid-fire conversations about people and politics.


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