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Unformatted text preview: Private Insurance- In 1999, fewer than half (43 percent) of Americans have health insurance paid for by a private employer Public Insurance Programs- Medicare is available to people 65 years and older, younger people who are receiving Social Security disability benefits, and persons who need dialysis or kidney transplants- Medicaid , which provides health care coverage for the poor, is administered by the states with matching funds from the federal government- In total, 35% of Americans receive medical attention via some form of government program, including some with private care insurance...
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- Fall '10