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Families USA has a different view of the uninsured than the federal government. The group says that while the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey estimated there were 43.6 million uninsured people in the United States in 2002, 14.6% more than in 2001, the reality is that 81.8 million people — or one out of three Americans younger than 65 — were without health insurance for all or part of 2002 or 2003.

Families USA: Study illustrates the depth of problems of uninsured