Friday, September 25, 2009

Where someone lives makes a difference in whether or not that person has health insurance

Geography makes difference in health coverage-- (AP, 9/24/09) Census data released this week shows a vast geographic inequality in the uninsured that has been shaped by an area's state laws, population makeup and jobs. Residents in vast swaths of the Southwest are many times more likely to lack health insurance than residents in pockets of the Northeast and upper Midwest. An interactive map on the National Public Radio Web site shows which states and congressional districts have the highest number of uninsured people. Georgia's overall uninsured rate is greater than all of our neighbors except Florida and it was the 10th worst in the nation.

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