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Report Reveals the High Cost of Arizonans Living Without Health Insurance

The recession has pushed more people out of work, and as a result, swelled the ranks of Arizona’s uninsured. Arizona has one of the nation’s highest levels of residents without health insurance – almost one in five people.

Truth and Consequences: Gambling, Shifting, and Hoping in Arizona Health Care, produced in partnership with St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, and the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W.P. Carey School of Business, combines research on the costs and benefits of health insurance with the stories of Arizonans who lack health insurance. The result is a compelling picture of lost dollars, potential, and opportunity.

Truth and Consequences presents recommendations to Arizona’s policymakers that could help the state fare better in the future so that Arizona can stop taking risks on residents’ health and health care.


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