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Uninsured patients: Shasta No. 1; 32.7 percent of residents not covered, most in state
Redding Record Searchlight

With almost a third of its residents with no form of health insurance, Shasta County tops the list of all California counties with the highest percentage of uninsured patients, researchers said in a new study released this week.

The rates of uninsured patients show no sign of getting better as local unemployment rates continue to climb in the middle of the worst recession since the 1930s.