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1 in 6 Americans has no health insurance
Orange County Register

Nearly one out of six Americans was uninsured last year as fewer employers provided medical coverage, according to a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being survey. The survey showed 17% of Americans had no health insurance in 2011, up from 14.8% in 2008 as the recession gathered steam. Meanwhile, well below half of all Americans — 44.6% — got their health insurance through their private or government employer, down from 49.1% in 2008.