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Uninsured to spend $30 billion, study says

Wall Street Journal (subscription required), August 25, 2008

Americans who lack health insurance will spend about $30 billion out of pocket on medical care in 2007, but others will end up covering another $56 billion in costs, according to a study. The tab to cover all the uninsured would be $122.6 billion more than this year's projected total, mainly because people with insurance tend to use more healthcare services, the study found.