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Uninsured Rate Shrinking, Census Data Shows
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Data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau holds good news for the Obama administration as it continues to work to convince a dubious electorate of the power of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

During 2011, the first full year of healthcare reform, fewer people were uninsured than in 2010. Some 48.6 million Americans representing 15.7% of the total population were uninsured compared to 49.9 million uninsured in 2010.

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