Georgia Uninsured Rate Dips

Andy Miller

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Georgia’s uninsured rate in 2014 fell by three percentage points, to 15.8 percent, mirroring a national trend linked to new coverage from the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday.

But Georgia’s percentage of people without coverage last year was the fourth-highest in the nation, trailing only Texas, Alaska and Florida.

Nationally, the percentage of people without insurance for 2014 was 10.4 percent, or 33 million, a big drop from the year before, when 41.8 million, or 13.3 percent, had no coverage.

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