Census Shows Health Insurance Coverage Winners, Losers
Among the 25 biggest cities, uninsured rates last year ranged from almost 25 percent in Miami and 23 percent in Houston to just more than 4 percent in Boston and 7.5 percent in Pittsburgh, according to Census data.
Politico Pro: Census Survey Shows Big Gaps In 2013 Uninsured Rates
The government agency known for its impartiality is pointing out some winners and losers when it comes to health insurance coverage in the United States. Among the 25 biggest cities, uninsured rates last year ranged from almost 25 percent in Miami and 23 percent in Houston to just more than 4 percent in Boston and 7.5 percent in Pittsburgh, according to the American Community Survey released Thursday by the Census Bureau. The survey offers a trove of poverty, income and insurance data on households in all metropolitan areas with a population of more than 65,000. The most insured metro area surveyed was Pittsfield, Mass., with just 2.1 percent of its population lacking health coverage in 2013 (Norman, 9/18).
Dallas Morning News: Census Shows Small Gains In Coverage Of Uninsured In Dallas Area
The percentage of Texans without health insurance fell statewide and in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2013 -- before the official launch of the Affordable Care Act -- according to data released Thursday by the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The percentage of uninsured Texans has fallen every year since 2009, according to the ACS, from 23.8 percent to 22.1 percent in 2013 (Young, 9/17).
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