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Coleman to present IOM report on the uninsured

A national committee co-chaired by President Mary Sue Coleman will release a new report, "Insuring America's Health: Principles and Recommendations," on Jan. 14.

Coleman will present the report to media, scholars and policymakers at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Former U.S. Sen. Robert Dole and Rep. Paul Rogers also will be guest speakers.

The report will be issued by the Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance appointed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a health advisory organization that is part of the National Academies.

It is the sixth in a series of reports that offer the most comprehensive examination to date of the consequences of the lack of health insurance. Previous reports have addressed the effects of being uninsured on individuals, families, communities and the nation.

The IOM says more than 43 million people, or one in seven Americans under age 65, lack health insurance.

A live audio feed of the briefing will be available at Listeners may submit questions to the panelists in real time via e-mail.

The Record will cover the findings of the report in the Jan. 19 issue.

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