Study: Health insurance saves lives

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Study: Health insurance saves lives - Registered Nurse Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on June 26, 2017. (WPVI)

The fight over the healthcare bill continues on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile experts are weighing in, saying having health insurance could be a matter of life or death.

Several studies in the past have shown having health insurance can be a life-saver.

A new report from Harvard Medical School and the CUNY School of Urban Public Health shows, on average, people who are uninsured are less healthy and have a shorter lifespan.

Those with insurance are more likely to have their blood pressure under control, use preventative services and fewer suffer from depression.

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