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Ranks of uninsured rose 9.4% in 2009, Census Bureau says
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The number of people without health insurance rose about 9.4% to 50.7 million people in 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. That represented 16.7% of the U.S. population in 2009 compared with 15.4% or 46.3 million people in 2008. “This is the highest number of uninsured since 1987, the first year that comparable uninsured data was collected,” David Johnson, chief of the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division at the Census, said during a news conference to release the findings. The report contains national findings from the 2010 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement or CPS.

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