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California had ninth-highest medically uninsured rate in 2010
Sacramento Bee

California had the nation’s ninth highest rate of medically uninsured residents in 2010, according to a new Census Bureau report. The report — which covers those under 65 years old, the age at which Medicare kicks in — found that 6.7 million of the state’s 32.5 million under-65 residents lacked medical insurance, for a rate of 20.7 percent.

Texas had the nation’s highest rate of 26.3 percent, while Massachusetts, at 5.2 percent, was the lowest, thanks largely to a program that its former governor, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, championed.