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Thu., Aug. 29, 2013, 2:27 p.m.

Rural Idaho Has Share Of Uninsured

The number of uninsured Idahoans has dropped to its lowest level since 2007. Data released Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau shows 18.9 percent of Idahoans under the age of 65 didn't have health insurance in 2011. That marks a decline in the share of uninsured Idahoans since 2010 when the rate was 20.3 percent. Nationally, just 14 other states, mostly in the West and South, had more people without health insurance than Idaho. The Census data goes a step further by breaking down the number of uninsured Idahoans by county. In 2011, 31 of Idaho's 44 counties had higher uninsured rates than the state average/Emilie Ritter Saunders, State Impact. More here.

Question: Do you consider yourself properly insured?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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