Number Of Uninsured New Yorkers Soars

11/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Barbara Benson Crain's New York

The proportion of uninsured New Yorkers skyrocketed by 2 percentage points in 2008, according to census figures released Friday. A total of 2.72 million New Yorkers were uninsured last year, which means that 14.1% of the state's population had no insurance at some point during the year. Based on the new U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday, the percentage of uninsured adults aged 19-64 rose t0 19% from 17.2% in the previous year.

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