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Insurance challenges seen hitting middle-income groups
Modern Healthcare

The connections between rising unemployment, declining incomes and the growing number of uninsured in America as a result of the country’s most recent recession were the focus of a panel discussion hosted by the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington. Panelists John Holahan, director of the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center; Sherry Glied, assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at HHS; Janet Olszewski, director of the Michigan Department of Community Health; and Kimberly Belshé, secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, discussed the effect of the economy on trends in healthcare coverage.