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Improving Care and Outcomes of Uninsured Persons with Chronic Disease … Now

Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH
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From The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637.

Grant Support: Dr. Chin is supported by a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24 DK071933) and a Diabetes Research and Training Center (P60 DK20595).

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest:Grants received: Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change National Program Office.

Requests for Single Reprints: Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH, The University of Chicago, Section of General Internal Medicine, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60637; e-mail, mchin@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2008;149(3):206-208. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-149-3-200808050-00012
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Chronic disease kills, and uninsured persons with chronic disease are particularly vulnerable to poor outcomes. In this issue, Wilper and colleagues (1) report that an estimated 11.4 million working-age Americans with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, pulmonary disease, and cancer do not have health insurance.

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