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Census details local health insurance data
The Mercury News - Mike Swift

Releasing its most extensive picture ever of health insurance in America, the U.S. Census Bureau showed the wide gulf in coverage between California’s affluent counties and its poorest, a checkerboard of health care haves and have-nots. Although nearly 800,000 people across the Bay Area lack health insurance, a well-paid and well-educated work force that tends to toil for big companies means that in counties such as Santa Clara, only about one in 10 people lack coverage, among the lowest rates in the state.