7 percent of Illinois residents are without health insurance

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New US census data shows that state uninsured rates climbed just slightly between 2020 and 2021. Last year in Illinois, 7 percent of residents were without health insurance coverage, according to recently released data from the US Census. This number represents about 875,000 people across the state who don’t have medical coverage. When compared to 2020, this represented a slight increase in the number of people who didn’t have health insurance. That year, the uninsured rate in the state was about 6.8 percent. That said, the margin of error this…

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Census Bureau releases county coverage estimates for health insurance

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a report that provides the health insurance coverage estimates for 2008 and 2009 in all of the country’s approximately 3,140 counties. The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) remains the singular source of health insurance coverage estimates for every one of the nation’s counties. The estimates are provided by age group, gender, income-to-poverty ratios, and race and Hispanic origins (by state only) in terms of relevant data for the new healthcare laws and other health systems and programs. This data provides local planners with…

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New U.S. Census data highlights the alarming rise of poverty and the falling numbers of insured people

The U.S. Census Bureau has released their latest findings on national poverty, income and insurance coverage. The Census of 2010 has highlighted some of the little known and often ignored issues that face a great many U.S. citizens. Many federal legislators have been waiting for the results of the Census to determine which issues need the most attention. The problems, however, may be far worse than anyone had imagined. According to the agency, poverty and insurance are the two most glaring issues facing the nation. The Census Bureau found that…

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