Being uninsured might not be as risky as you think

The federal Affordable Care Act address American health care challenges largely by aiming to boost the number of people with health insurance. But that approach ignores a key question: How risky is it be uninsured?

Dr. Chris Conover, research scholar at Duke University’s Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, addressed that question during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. The bottom line: A lack of insurance is not as risky as you might fear.

In the video clip below, Conover summarizes key findings from his research.

3 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 45:30 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.

One comment

  1. Too funny (and just kind of desperate, dontcha think?). Meanwhile here in the real world:

    WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office has released updated estimates on the Affordable Care Act’s impact on both the budget and the health insurance industry. The findings show that the president’s signature health care law is actually growing cheaper to implement, costing the government $5 billion less in 2014 than was previously projected. The law also is projected to cover more individuals than previously believed, owing, in part, to some broader workforce trends…

    Comment by Randy Seven on April 14, 2014 at 5:59 pm

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