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Millions still without health insurance as deadline looms
San Francisco Chronicle

Wanted: Millions of uninsured Americans willing to give President Obama’s health care law a chance.

With time running out, it may not be so hard for the administration and its allies to find them. A study by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center at the University of Minnesota finds that the uninsured aren’t scattered evenly across the country: Half of them live in just 116 of the nation’s 3,143 counties.

That means outreach targeted to select areas can pay off big, reaching millions of prospective customers needed to stabilize the law’s new insurance markets.