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Uninsured vets could get coverage under care act

Affordable Care Act » Veteran would benefit even though he rejects the law.

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Where are our uninsured veterans?

An Urban Institute report used data from the 2010 American Community Survey. It said:

The states with the highest number of uninsured veterans are Texas with 130,000; California with 108,000; and Florida with 106,000.

The states with highest rates of uninsured veterans are Montana at 17.3 percent; Idaho at 14.8 percent; Oregon at 14.3 percent, and Louisiana at 14.1 percent.

An estimated 11.5 percent of Utah’s vets are uninsured.

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