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In 2009, a Harvard study, utilizing data on 34,000 Americans in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANEs), concluded that 45,000 deaths each year occur because of lack of health insurance. The risk of dying was 80 percent more likely in the uninsured compared to the insured (American Journal of Public Health, 2009).

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