More R.I. adults had health insurance last year, but percentage of children without it rose slightly

RHODE ISLAND ranked third in New England, and seventh in the nation, for having 5.7 percent of residents uninsured in 2015, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. / COURTESY THE ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE/U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
RHODE ISLAND ranked third in New England, and seventh in the nation, for having 5.7 percent of residents uninsured in 2015, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. / COURTESY THE ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE/U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
PROVIDENCE – Data from the 2015 American Community Survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday found fewer Rhode Island adults lacked health insurance in 2015 than in 2014, while the percentage of uninsured children increased slightly in the same time period. Census data found the number of uninsured adult Rhode Islanders fell to 59,000…

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