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Bridging the health-care gap

Friday, June 18, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle

Need a doctor? Need to go to a hospital? Better answer this question first: Do you have health insurance?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, for 44 million Americans -- 8.5 million of them children -- the answer is no. That includes 6.4 million Californians, 15 percent of whom are under age 18. The picture is not much better for the millions more whose coverage is grossly inadequate