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Midwest led rise in uninsured ranks: study
Modern Healthcare

The number of uninsured adults nationwide rose by 5.6 million between 2007 and 2009, with the largest percentage of newly uninsured living in the Midwest, according to a new report.

The number of American adults under age 65 with employment-based insurance fell from 164.2 million to 156.2 million over those two years during the height of the recession, mostly because of job loss and movement from full-time to part-time work, said the report published online by Health Affairs.