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Health care: Five faces of the uninsured
USA Today - Mimi Hall and John Fritze

The nation’s uninsured — a growing class of people whose recession-fed ranks have swelled to 46.3 million — are central to the health care debate in Washington and the questions about how and whether to get them covered are as vexing and emotional as they come. Should those without health insurance be required to buy it, and should they get government subsidies to help with the cost? Where will they get the coverage — from private insurance companies or a new government program?