Almost 2M more Americans uninsured in 2018, census says

THE UNINSURED rate in the U.S. increased from 7.9% in 2017 to 8.5% in 2018 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
THE UNINSURED rate in the U.S. increased from 7.9% in 2017 to 8.5% in 2018 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
NEW YORK – The number of Americans without health insurance increased by almost 2 million people in 2018, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday. The increase in the rate of uninsured, from 7.9% in 2017 to 8.5% last year, is particularly remarkable given the falling unemployment rate during that period,…

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