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ACCESS for NO AMERICAN?

The Center for Studying Health System Change says the number of Americans who avoided medical care because of costs has jumped between 2003 and 2007 from 36 million people to 59 million.  While the uninsured struggle to access care, the insured have an even harder time. Low-income children and the unhealthy continue to experience declining access.  These findings track with a report NACHC issued (ACCESS DENIED, March 2007), which showed that there are 56 million people who lack access to health care due to a local shortage of doctors.