New uninsured numbers – CT residents more likely to be uninsured than other New Englanders

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Between 2004 and 2006, 8.9% of New England residents were uninsured, but 10.7% of CT residents lacked insurance, according to point in time surveys by the National Health Interview Survey. Not surprisingly, low income CT residents (below 200% of the federal poverty level) were 2.4 times less likely to have coverage. 12.2% of CT residents, including one in four children were covered by Medicaid. This is lower than our neighbors in Maine (23.3%), Massachusetts (14.6%) or New York (18.7%). 13.2% of all Americans rely on Medicaid or SCHIP for their health coverage.
Ellen Andrews