African-American Community ‘Fighting To Get A Seat’ At MNSure’s TableMinnesota's new health insurance program is under fire Tuesday from the state's African-American leaders. They say MNsure is ignoring groups who have been working for years to sign up the uninsured.
Where Are The Uninsured In America?Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.
Who Are The Uninsured In America?Young adults 19-34 years of age represent the group most likely to be uninsured. More than three-quarters of uninsured Americans come from working families.
Franken: $1.6 Million Available For Community Health ClinicsSenator Al Franken announced Friday that 16 Minnesota community health centers will be eligible to apply for more than $1.6 million in funds to help uninsured patients. According to Sen. Franken’s office, the funds are a portion of the $150 million made available to help community health centers via the 2010 health reform law. Franken says community health centers regularly help uninsured citizens, and the funding will help them to continue their important work.
Study: Number Of Uninsured Kids In MN UpEven with more children living in poverty because of the rough economy, the number of children without health insurance in the U.S. has dropped by 1 million in the past three years, according to a report released Tuesday by Georgetown University.