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Inadequate Health Insurance May Affect Perceived Health & Cause Mental Distress

Research Summary | September 11, 2018

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Background Analysis of a large public dataset revealed a relationship between health insurance coverage, and an individuals’ self-perceived health and frequent mental distress. Specifically, working age adults (age 18-64) who had inadequate or no insurance coverage, or who were covered by public insurance were more likely to self-report poor/fair health and frequent mental distress than…

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