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California’s uninsured increasing in numbers

California’s uninsured population is among the nation’s highest at 19.7 percent and continuing to increase, according to a new Census Bureau report. Even though nationally the number of those without medical insurance fell from 16.3 percent to 15.7 percent in 2011, in California the number of uninsured rose from 19.4 percent to 19.7 percent. Nationally, uninsured rates range from 3.4 percent in Massachusetts to 23.8 percent in Texas.