Affordable Care Act

A report from a national healthcare advocacy group shows that nearly five hundred Hoosiers died as a result of not having health insurance in 2010.

The number of uninsured Americans ages 25 to 64 hit an all-time high in 2010, the most recent year for which data is available.  And using a formula developed by a national research institute, a study by Families USA shows that more than 26 thousand people died as a result.

Executive Director Ron Pollack says the cost of a lack of health insurance is often lost in the national debate.