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Massachusetts, Leading Nation, Inches Toward 100% Health Insurance Coverage

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New Census Bureau data out today shows that Massachusetts remains the national leader in health insurance coverage, with 94.9 percent of residents covered in the period between 2007 to 2009. (Compare that to most uninsured state, Texas, with 74.5 percent coverage.)

The data is even more impressive considering that with the economic downturn, health insurance coverage has declined nationally, as shown here, in this sobering graphic from the nonprofit research organization, the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center:

Mass. leads the nation in health insurance coverage; Texas is last
Mass. leads the nation in health insurance coverage; Texas is last

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Rachel Zimmerman Twitter Health Reporter
Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for Bostonomix.

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