the city you live in might determine your health insurance status

The US Census Bureau released figures this week of the uninsured rate in America’s major metropolitan areas.

Seven of the largest metro areas where the uninsured rate was higher than the 14.5% percent national average are located in states that refused to expand Medicaid – 2 in Florida, 3 in Texas, and 1 in Georgia and North Carolina each. The metro area with the highest uninsured rate was Miami, at a staggering 25%, compared to the national low of 4% in greater Boston.

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About justgngr

the ramblings of a medical professional by day, judgmental ginger by night
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2 Responses to the city you live in might determine your health insurance status

  1. BosGuy Blog says:

    So proud of Boston.

    • justgngr says:

      it’s really due to mandated universal health insurance in Massachusetts as well as expanded eligibility criteria for Medicaid in the state as well. the rate in Boston reflects the rate overall in the state

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