Number of Americans with little or no health insurance: 72 million

Think Progress reports that a new study from the Commonwealth Fund shows that the number of Americans forced to pay high medical expenses has grown dramatically since 2003:

The report found that 25 million working-age Americans were underinsured last year, up 16 percent from 2003. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, family premiums have jumped 78 percent since 2001, while wages have only risen 19 percent, barely keeping pace with inflation.

Add that 25 million underinsured to the approximately 47 million Americans with no health insurance at all, and we now have about 72 million who are struggling — and often one calamity away from losing everything.

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