The Number of Uninsured Workers Keeps Climbing

March 24 2009, 10:03 AM
American workers are finding it more difficult to afford health care for themselves as premiums have risen six to eight times faster than their wages. Nearly 20 percent of Colorado's workforce between the ages of 19 and 64 went without health insurance in 2006-07, the most recent figures available, up significantly from a decade earlier when the Clinton administration tried, but failed, to reform the system, according to The Associated Press. As 9News notes, if you stood Colorado's uninsured shoulder-to-shoulder, they would fill Interstate 25 from the Wyoming border to the New Mexico border. 9NEWS is partnering with Rocky Mountain PBS and the Colorado Health Foundation this afternoon to sponsor a statewide call-in (1-800-492-0422) between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for people who have questions about insurance. Whether you're insured or not, it is healthy to get out in the sun for some vitamin D, writes U.S. News & World Report, in keeping with research by Dr. Adit Ginde, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.