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Small drop in number of uninsured in 2012, CDC estimates
Modern Healthcare

New estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that last year more than 91 million people—including children—lacked health insurance for part or all of 2012, representing 29.7% of the U.S. population. That’s compared with 30.4% the prior year. In the year prior to being interviewed for the CDC’s National Health Interview Survey, 57.7 million (1.6%) had been uninsured for at least part of the year and another 34.1 million (11.1%) were without coverage for more than a year where they took the survey.