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Ranks of uninsured drop to 15.7% in 2011
Modern Healthcare

The number of U.S. uninsured declined to 48.6 million last year from 50 million in 2010 and the rate of uninsured dropped to 15.7% from 16.3% during the same period. The decrease in the percentage of uninsured is the largest on record since the Census Bureau adjusted its methodology in 1999.

Newly released figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show the number of those with insurance coverage increased to 260.2 million in 2011 from 256.6 million the prior year.