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MA Leads in Health Coverage

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New census figures show Massachusetts has the lowest number of uninsured residents in the country.

Just under eight percent of Bay State residents do not have health insurance. Nationally, more than 15 percent of people don't have coverage.

In Massachusetts, The number without insurance has declined by 25 percent in the past three years. State officials credit the drop to the law requiring that all residents have health insurance.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is scheduled to give a speech about the issue at a health care reform event tomorrow in Denver, CO.

For a conversation about the state's health coverage reform, WBUR's Bob Oakes turns to Jim Roosevelt. The DNC Rules Committee Co-Chair is also head of Tufts Health Plan.

Jim Roosevelt spoke with WBUR's Bob Oakes at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

This program aired on August 26, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

Bob Oakes Twitter Host, Morning Edition
Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.

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