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House Reform Bill Would Decrease Uninsured by 24 Million: RAND Study
HC Pro - Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media

By 2019, 24 million fewer people would be uninsured if the House version of the health reform bill is retained in final legislation, and those still left out of coverage will be younger, healthier, and wealthier than if changes don’t occur, according to a simulation model issued by the RAND Corp. “Our findings show that the policy changes in the House bill would extend health coverage to a substantial number of currently uninsured Americans,” said Elizabeth A. McGlynn, co-leader of the RAND COMPARE project, an ongoing analysis of reform provisions and associate director.