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Obamacare Improved Health Coverage In 20 States, Census Analysis Confirms

By Tara Culp-Ressler  

"Obamacare Improved Health Coverage In 20 States, Census Analysis Confirms"

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Recent census data revealed that, thanks to Obamacare, the uninsured rate in the U.S. dropped significantly from 2010 to 2011 in the largest decline the country has seen since 1999. The Census Bureau released a more detailed analysis of their findings yesterday, breaking the numbers down by each state to confirm that the percentage of Americans without health insurance fell in 20 states last year. Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont had the biggest decreases in their uninsured populations. The states with the highest uninsurance rates in 2010 — 23.7 percent in Texas and 21.3 percent in Florida — also saw slight declines in the rates of their uninsured residents in 2011, dropping to 23 percent and 20.9 percent respectively.

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