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8/7/2014 (2 years ago)

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In some states, nearly a quarter do not have health insurance

The Affordable Care Act, known more commonly by its popular name "Obamacare", requires that all Americans obtain health insurance by the beginning of 2014 or pay a penalty, a new poll from Gallup shows that 13.4% of Americans are still uninsured.

A Gallup poll reports that more than 10% of Americans do not have health insurance, even though the Affordable Healthcare Act mandates they must.

A Gallup poll reports that more than 10% of Americans do not have health insurance, even though the Affordable Healthcare Act mandates they must.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/7/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: US, News, Politics


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In Texas that number is even higher, where 24% are not insured, whereas Mississippi had uninsured rates of 20.6% and Georgia lacked 20.2% insured.

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The percentage of Americans uninsured did drop from 17.3% (in 2013) to 13.4% as of the second quarter of 2014. But the following states still have a great number of uninsured.

Florida, 18.9%

Louisiana, 18.4%

Montana, 17.9%

Kansas, 17.6%

Oklahoma, 17.5%

Arizona, 17.2%

South Carolina, 16.8%

North Carolina, 16.7%

Idaho, 16.6%

California, 16.3%

Alaska, 16.2%

Nevada, 16.0%

In President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois, 12.3% of the people do not have health insurance.

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