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Census: 1/3 of Santa Ana residents have no health insurance
Orange County Register - Ronald Campbell and Jennifer Muir

A half-million Orange County residents lack health insurance, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau survey released today. The uninsured are concentrated in poorer cities. Some 34% of Santa Ana residents are uninsured. The comparable figure for Mission Viejo is 5.7%. Health experts say Santa Ana’s ranking is no surprise: It’s densely populated, home to large immigrant populations and has a lower-middle class workforce that includes many transitional and seasonal jobs.