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Cover the Uninsured Week 2006

Activities and events are planned nationwide May 1-7 for Cover the Uninsured Week 2006.

The Problem

Nearly 46 million Americans, including more than 8 million children, are living without health insurance—forced to gamble every day that they won’t get sick or injured. That’s a risk no one should have to take … Just one serious illness or injury can wipe out an uninsured family’s bank account, and the problem is getting worse.

The Response

That’s why the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and some of the most influential organizations in the country are again organizing Cover the Uninsured Week ... These activities are designed to mobilize a diverse mix of business owners, union members, educators, students, patients, hospital staff, physicians, nurses, faith leaders and their congregants, and many others at thousands of events across the country.

The Result

Millions of people will be alerted to the pressing needs of those living without health insurance. These 46 million uninsured Americans need our—and your—help.

Organizers offer a variety of online info and promo materials, including a map to locate events near you.

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