Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Mapping the Uninsured Shows Regional Patterns


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The New York Times found some interesting trends,  when they recently mapped out the rate of people who are uninsured in the United States. Findings showed that the largest portions of Americans that don’t have health insurance, are poor and living in southern states. These states tend to be areas in which Republican political leaders, oppose the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, the uninsured individuals themselves, could be opposed to the ACA, or may be unaware that they qualify for financial assistance, to help pay for medical insurance.

These maps show that the rate of people who are uninsured in the upper Midwest and the Northeast, has fallen into single digits, since the implementation of the ACA. However, it is important to note that in many parts of the U.S., Americans are still struggling to obtain health insurance.

These findings were published by the New York Times on October 30, 2015.


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