Chapter 8 presents data on the health of clients themselves and other household members, including their health status and whether they have health insurance and access to medical care.
- Overall, 15.6% of the clients at all program sites are in poor health, and 29.5% of the client households have one or more members in poor health.
- 20.9% of the pantry, 33.3% of the kitchen, and 50.6% of the shelter clients or their households are without health insurance.
- 46.5% of the clients have unpaid medical or hospital bills.
- 43.7% of all adult clients participate in the State Medical Assistance Program or Medicaid.
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)