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Not having health insurance: A top cause of preventable death?
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A new paper by Ben Sommers, Kate Baicker, and Sharon Long shook the policy world on Monday by concluding that expanding health coverage significantly reduces mortality over a four-year period. Writing on the Daily Briefing blog, Dan Diamond explored the paper’s findings and the resulting debate in depth.

The takeaway: Every 830 additional people who got insurance under Massachusetts’ health reforms prevented roughly one death.

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