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Census Data Shows Eastern Connecticut Leads State With Lowest Number Of Uninsured

September 28, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released updated Census Bureau numbers showing that for the second year in a row, the Second Congressional District has the lowest rate of uninsured and continues to show impressive progress further reducing the number of residents without health coverage.

“The Census Bureau reports that the number of uninsured in eastern Connecticut’s Second District stood at 3.6% in 2015, down from 4.7% in 2014,” said Courtney. “These numbers are more impressive when compared to 2013 when the Connecticut health insurance exchange went live. At that time, the uninsured rate stood at 7.2%, which meant that thousands of residents – including children and working age adults were shut out of coverage due high costs and other barriers such as suffering from a preexisting condition. The Second District now has the lowest number of uninsured of all five Connecticut congressional districts, and that is due in large part to the hard work of community volunteers at health centers, hospitals, libraries and senior centers who have helped so many to find coverage.”