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Uninsured ranks grow in region

Rochester Business Journal
August 29, 2012

The ranks of the uninsured among residents 65 and younger who are not eligible for Medicare grew in the Rochester area from 2008 to 2010, a newly published U.S. Census Bureau estimate shows. 

The average uninsured rate for the five-county Rochester Metropolitan Statistical Area—Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario and Orleans counties—was 11 percent in 2010, a 0.2 percentage point rise from the region’s 10.8 percent average rate two years earlier. 

Area uninsured rates for the under-65 age group during the two-year period by county for the most part trended up—with two exceptions: Livingston County, which showed a 1 percentage point drop, and Orleans County, which fell 0.7 percentage point. 

The insurance-coverage trends in the MSA by county for 2008 to 2010 were: 

Monroe County, a 1.5 percentage point increase from 8.5 percent in 2008 to 10 percent in 2010;

Wayne County, up 0.6 percentage point, from 10.9 percent to 11.5 percent;

Ontario County, up1.2 percentage point, from 9.4 percent to 10.6 percent; 

Livingston County, down 1 percentage point, from 11.5 percent to 10.5 percent; and 

Orleans County, down 0.7 percentage point, from 13.7 percent to 13 percent. 

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What You're Saying 

michael thornton at 7:06:22 PM on 8/29/2012
Healthcare cartels are more concerned about profits than people. Their government cronies are too afraid to demand change because of the campaign cash that flows to politicians accounts. Sadly, many must die so few can profit.

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