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One In Four Americans Have No Health Insurance, Study Finds
2012-04-20 09:42:41

More than a quarter of US adults went without health insurance in 2011 because of lost work, a change in jobs, or Medicaid ineligibility, according to a new report released Thursday, April 19. With the fate of healthcare reform emerging as a key campaign issue in this election year, the Commonwealth Fund report shows the need for improvements in the healthcare system as close to 70 percent of working-age adults who lost their insurance went without coverage for more than a year, and more...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'