The number of uninsured Americans is estimated to increase in every state and to 72 million nationwide by 2022 if Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney wins the election and has his health care plan enacted, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report released Tuesday.

That compares to 27 million uninsured by the same time if President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is kept in place.

Children and low- and middle-income Americans will be hit particularly hard with the repeal of the PPACA, the report says.

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