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Based on rising unemployment rates, a new study by Families USA estimates that 28,100 more CT residents are uninsured this year than last. Unemployment in CT as of Aug. 1st was 8.1%, up from 6.1% last August. This places CT 40th in the nation in rates of uninsured; in 2008 we were 45th according to the US Census. People without health coverage are more likely to delay seeking needed care until problems are more difficult and more expensive to treat. Sixty two percent of bankruptcies nationally are caused by medical bills.
Ellen Andrews